How can I prevent my Facebook profile from showing up in Google searches?


Does anyone know if there is a way to prevent a Facebook profile showing up in the search results when someone does a name search on Google?

Topic: Internet
Answer this Question


2 total
Vote Up (18)

If you go into your privacy settings on Facebook, you will see “applications and websites” at the bottom left. Select that and you should see a choice for “”Public search” with an “edit settings” option. After you click “edit settings” uncheck the box for “enable public search” and that should stop your profile from showing up on search engines like Bing and Google.

Vote Up (14)

This tip in the Facebook help page might be of use:

Ask a question

Join Now or Sign In to ask a question.
Uber appears determined not to stand down in the face of a regulatory challenge to its new shared ride service.
Google fielded 19 percent more requests from the U.S. government for data on its users in the first half of this year compared to the second half of last year, the company said Monday.
What should happen to your personal digital communications -- emails, chats, photos and the like -- after you die? Should they be treated like physical letters for the purposes of a will?
The collection and analysis of big data holds great promise, but may also lead some companies to create profiles of consumers leading to discrimination, the chairwoman of the U.S. Federal Trade Commission said Monday.
Facebook has partnered with several large companies to kick off a new project called TODO that aims to improve the way open source software is developed and consumed.
Microsoft is eying China with plans to develop more mobile and cloud-based technologies for the country at a new subsidiary in Shanghai, despite the regulatory hurdles the U.S. company has been facing in the country.
Video on-demand service Netflix is expanding in Europe and will soon appear on the set-top boxes of French telecom operator Bouygues Telecom, the operator said on Monday.
New car-pool services sold by ride-sharing companies including Uber and Lyft are illegal in California, according to state regulators.
A special version of Skype designed for professional TV broadcasts reached another milestone with its release to manufacturers and the signing of three hardware partners.
Looking for more success stories to add to its portfolio, Google has assembled a starter package to help startup businesses ramp up operations with free Google Cloud Platform services.
Join us: