With Google citations
you have a nice (or disheartening) graph showing how many citations you have deserved and got during each year. The problem is that it is not trivial to obtain, from that graph, the actual number of citations. However, it is not impossible. Here is how you can compute it.
- Click on the image and select View image.
- Look at the URL and try to find a chunk like this one:
- These are the percentages from your top year. Now you have to look for the top year. Look at the y axis which will show what's the actual maximum number of cites. In my case it was 374.
- Just do the math: 81.6*374/100 will give you the number of cites in this last year.
And so you will happily see the decline in the number of cites and will expect it to go up the next year.