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How to hide your Google+ profile from Google search results

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Privacy can be an issue when it comes to social networking. Of course, most of the time, privacy breaches can be blamed on the user, not the system. Fortunately, it’s pretty easy to hide yourself from future embarrassment by avoiding that your profile shows up on search results related to your name(or completely unrelated queries!).

It takes less than a minute to change the preference whether you would like to be found using search results, and here’s how:

  1. Login to Google+ and navigate to your profile page
  2. Click on the blue “Edit Profile” button on the upper left corner of the page.
  3. Scroll down to the bottom of the page and find “Search visibility”
  4. Click that and uncheck the “Help others find my profile in search results.” box
  5. Click save and “Done Editing”
  6. You’re done!

It’s easier than it sounds, isn’t it? I recommend you to adjust other privacy settings while you’re on to this, too, but that’s a topic for another time.

11 Comments

  1. Let’s me do this way to hide my personal information.
    Dana @ Tech Question recently posted..Will any unlocked cdma phone work with Straight talk?My Profile

  2. This is for sure a very important detail! Its not bad to know! Thanks anyway!
    Benjamin Hübner recently posted..Google+ Plus Features and First ImpressionMy Profile

  3. My profile were showing on google before somedays when one search on google with my name, but with this trick I’ve succeded to hide my Google + profile… :D
    DJ ARIF@Islam recently posted..How To Make Wudu In Proper WayMy Profile

  4. This is great! I think this idea will help me to stop showing my personal details and be broadcast. Thanks!
    Grace Abrenicia @ Travel Wisconsin recently posted..used lawn mowersMy Profile

  5. I think this idea would help a lot to those people who hacks.
    Shika Floranza recently posted..Business Surveillance SystemsMy Profile

  6. I agree with you grace me to this one was really helpful for me, now we can hide our personal profile.
    Brenda Hipolito recently posted..Best Alarm Systems for the Home/Best Alarm SystemsMy Profile

  7. This is great I cant imagine that you can hide your profile in facebook, I will try this one thanks for sharing.
    Alice Santos recently posted..בית אבות סיעודיMy Profile

  8. Brenda, As you can see, Profile are made for users to know who they are in the first place. As a matter of fact Profile is just a shown up kit.
    Grace Abrenicia @ Travel Wisconsin recently posted..Start a BlogMy Profile

  9. So Is that real Abrenica, thanks for the info,, now I know what i’m going to do..
    Brenda Hipolito recently posted..How to Improve Leadership SkillsMy Profile

  10. Be sure to create profile that exist.
    Grace Abrenicia @ Travel Wisconsin recently posted..Inventory ManagementMy Profile

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