Prevent personal information from showing on Google

Personal information can often be found on the web. Many people belong to social networks, post pictures, write blogs, or own websites.

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

  • Restrict sharing settings for content you post online. Most social networking sites let you choose who you share information 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.
  • Only post content to sites that let you control your privacy and choose who sees your posts. For some sites, anything 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 to the site.
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