Once per week I check my Google Scholar profile and I can see my citations count is increased. I would like to know, to which papers/works my increase in the number of citations is related to. How can I know this without making my profile public?
Well, the easiest way is to create a public profile, because then you can adopt the solution suggested by Dmitry. (The Google Scholar help implies the public profile is necessary.)
Otherwise, you can set up an alert for each article independently (by following the directions in the same help document):
- Find the paper that you wish to monitor, say by searching for it by title.
- Click on the "cited by xxx" link.
- Create an alert by clicking the large envelope on the bottom of the left-hand panel.
If there are no articles yet citing it, then you can hack the following link: https://scholar.google.com/scholar?cites=15621263267746567439, where you must change cites=xxx to the cluster id of the paper you want to monitor. For my articles, I can see the cluster id of each paper in the url when I look at details of the paper, but I do not know how to find that for papers that are not connected to a public profile. Nonetheless, if any of your co-authors have public profiles, you can use this approach by navigating to the paper details from their profiles.