How to hide Facebook Profile from Indexing on Search Engines like Google

facebook Google, Yahoo and Bing integrated the real time search results on their pages. Before that as well they were showing the facebook profile page of facebook users on their search results for certain keywords. If you want to hide your facebook profile (for some personal  reasons) from indexing on search engines like google, Yahoo, Bing etc then you can use the Privacy Settings properly to control that.

Privacy Settings to avoid showing your profile on Search Engines

1. Login to your facebook account and go to the Settings tab at top – right corner of profile page

2. Select “Privacy Settings” from the dropdown

3. Select “Search” from the list of security options

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4. Click on “Change Settings”, a popup will prompt asking for your facebook password

5. Enter you password and then uncheck the box “Allow Indexing” under Public Search Resultsfacebook-privacy-settings-searchYou should complete this settings changes just after creating your account as it is difficult to avoid showing your profile after indexing is done. Your profile indexing may take at least 5 – 6 days for completion, so remove the check under this period only.

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Sanjeev Mishra is a professional blogger and an Internet Marketing Consultant based in India. He has built the Internet Techies to provide you updates in technology and web application area.

5 Comments

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  2. Ruchi

    December 14, 2009 at 7:20 pm

    This is a nice facebook trick, i will give it a try.

  3. Sanjeev Mishra

    December 15, 2009 at 11:21 pm

    Ya, Ruchi. This privacy settings is good to secure your details and don’t show them on search engines like google.

  4. Tsok

    May 11, 2010 at 11:58 pm

    Doesn’t work on Google.

  5. Antonio

    May 14, 2010 at 7:09 pm

    raised a great topic here, very well written too…thanks

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