Prevent personal information from showing on Google

It's difficult to keep personal information off the web. Most people belong to social networks, post pictures, write blogs, or own websites.

Here are some tips for how to prevent the content you share online from showing up in Google Search results:

  • Restrict sharing settings for content you post online. On some sites, like social networking or photo sharing sites, you can choose who your information is shared with. For example, you could share it just with a few friends instead of the public. Any content that is shared with the public may end up in search results. 

  • Don't post content to sites that are open to anyone on the web. For some sites, anything that’s posted there can appear in search results. If you'd be uncomfortable with a photo or piece of content being visible to strangers, don’t post it on a public site.