Public album search and Google Profiles

Prior to April, 2009, Picasa Web Albums offered a setting that allowed you to prevent your public albums from being found in search results. Please note that if you join Google+, your public photos will again be available to be found in web search results. Additionally:

If you added your Google profile to Picasa Web Albums on or after March 9, 2011

You will automatically have a Photos tab on your profile, and your public photos may be found via search engines.

If you added your Google profile to Picasa Web Albums before March 9, 2011

It's up to you. If you join Google+ or add a Photos tab to your profile, your public photos may be found via search engines.

Please keep in mind that only public albums can be found in search results. You can change your album visibility to a more private setting at any time.