How to hide your Facebook profile from search engines

by Garish wasil on April 29, 2011

Facebook has improved its security to a great extent in the last few months. Checkout my older post : Facebook’s Updated Security features’ List . Now Facebook offers a wide range of options for its users to secure their Privacy online. You all may be knowing that you can easily find any person on facebook right from google or any other search engines. Just search your name in google and you will see your facebook’s profile in the results page.

garish wasil facebook How to hide your Facebook profile from search engines

 

But just in case you don’t want your facebook profile to be shown in search engines, you can easily do this from your facebook Privacy Settings page. Just follow the following simple steps and you will easily be able to remove your facebook profile from Search Engine cache :

1. Login to your Facebook Profile.

1. Click the Account tab on the top right portion on the profile and select the Privacy Settings option and a new page will open up.

Facebook privacy settings How to hide your Facebook profile from search engines

2. In this page, find ‘Apps and Websites‘ which will be somewhere in the bottom left corner of the page, and click on ‘Edit your settings‘ link next to it.

Facebook website settings How to hide your Facebook profile from search engines

3. On the next page you will see Public Search at the bottom of the page click on Edit settings button.

Facebook Public Search How to hide your Facebook profile from search engines

4. Uncheck the Enable Public Search.

uncheck public search How to hide your Facebook profile from search engines

Now your Facebook profile will be completely removed from search engine results page. For some search engines, it may take a few days to get your Facebook profile out of their cache.

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+Garish Wasil is a 19 years old young Passionate Blogger from India and founder of Vast9 where I share Blogging tips and online marketing strategies that has helped me to make a passive income online. Make sure to Join Vast9 on facebook and follow Vast9 on twitter.

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Manesh June 7, 2011 at 9:15 pm

Good One.
I doubt will anyone use this? It’s just like running away from traffic.

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