The internet is one of the most important tools in our lives, but it can also be a minefield if you’re not careful. You don’t want to end up with outdated information on Google or other search engines, so here are some simple steps that will help you remove yourself from public records and people-search sites:
Google search history
If you want to remove your Google search history, there are several ways that you can do this. The first thing that you should do is log out of your account and then log back in. This will reset all of the settings on your account and make it look like a brand new computer again.
Once you have done this, go through the following steps:
- Go into Settings (the gear icon) under “Accounts & Privacy.”
- Scroll down until you see “Search History” or something similar; click on it and select “Clear Search History.”
You should now see all of the searches that were made by yourself or others who used their own accounts at some point during their lives online! You can delete these individually or as a whole by simply selecting each item individually from within this menu before pressing Delete button at bottom left corner .
Google My Business
To remove your business listing, log in to Google My Business and click the Remove button. You’ll need to own the business or have permission from an administrator of the business.
- If you own a single store location and want to remove all of its information from Google My Business: 1) Click on “Settings” at the top of any page; 2) Scroll down until you see “Manage Pages” (this will be labeled “You”); 3) Select any listing that has been created for your business; 4) Click on “Remove” next to each listing’s title bar; 5) Confirm that you want this action completed by clicking yes/no buttons next to each name/description field
- Remove your home address from Google Maps: http://mapping.google.com/local/edit?mid=1F71wU6dZNXXhYU7S2QX9zNnSkhC4e&hl=en
- Remove your business address from Google Maps: http://maps.googleapis.com/maps/api/geocode/xml?output=xml_no_cache&sensor=false&address=%40%40%40%40+97×13+200×100+0x0f0000&sensorType=free_map
Google My Account is a mobile app that helps you manage your personal information across all devices. You can use it to:
- Manage the apps, websites and devices you use every day to help protect against phishing scams.
- Restrict access by family members or other people who share your device.
- See what information is stored on each device, so that you can decide if it’s safe for them to see certain things like passwords or credit card numbers when they use their own phones or tablets (e.g., teens).
If you have a personal profile on Facebook or Google+, remove yourself from each site. If you’re not comfortable with this step, consider removing your account completely.
- Log into [your profile] and click on the settings icon in the top right corner of your screen; then click “Edit Profile.”
- Scroll down until you see “Change Account Settings” at the bottom of this page; click here to make changes to your profile information and settings.
You can remove information from google in a few steps.
- Remove your personal information from Google Search History.
- Remove your personal information from Google My Business.
- Remove your personal information from Google Maps (including Street View).
- Remove your name and photo from mobile phone listings, including those that appear in the “People You May Know” section of your account settings page (if you want to keep this feature).
- Deactivate any other features that contain sensitive data, like Gmail Contacts or YouTube views; these will be removed as well when they’re deactivated.* Protect yourself with Secure Access: Use two-factor authentication on all appropriate sites where sensitive data is stored.* Finally, update all marketing lists so they use more secure methods of communication such as sending messages via email instead of text messaging.*
Remove yourself from public records websites and people-search sites
To remove yourself from public records websites, you’ll need to use a proxy site. A proxy site is basically an intermediary server that acts as a middleman between you and the original website. When you use one of these sites, they will route all of your traffic through them instead of directly through Google or Facebook (or whichever company owns that particular search engine).
When using proxies, it’s important not only to choose one with good reviews but also make sure it supports HTTPS encryption—this ensures that even if someone hacks into their server (which could happen), their data won’t be compromised because attackers would have no way of accessing any personally identifiable information stored on those servers without first breaking into them directly via an encrypted connection.
If possible and convenient for you, try changing your DNS settings so that all internet requests go through Tor instead; this way users will never see anything about who visited what page last time because no logins were made during those visits!
Search for outdated information
If you’re looking to remove your name, search for it and click the three dots in the top right corner. Select “Remove content” and then choose which information you want to remove. You can also hide outdated things by clicking on them, then choosing “Hide this comment.”
Protect your reputation with Google Alerts
Google Alerts are a free service that let you track the web for any keyword or topic. You can set up alerts on your name, business name, brand name and other keywords.
You can also set up alerts for news sources like CNN and Fox News, blogs like TechCrunch and Mashable, social media platforms (like Facebook), websites that offer products or services related to yours—and much more!
You can create as many Google Alerts as you want with different timeframes of coverage (for example: hourly). Each alert will show results from anywhere across the world in real time so there’s no need to wait until your next vacation comes around before finding out what people are saying about yourself online!
You don’t have to be embarrassed by it – get it off Google!
You don’t have to be embarrassed by it – get it off Google!
You can take back control of your information. You don’t have to be embarrassed by it – get it off Google!
Google has a special tool called “Your Profile” that shows you all the personal information about you that is publicly available on the internet (and in some cases, even private). This includes:
- Your name, address and phone number
- Your email address
- Photos/videos of yourself or others
Search for your name, click the three dots and select “remove content”.
Search for your name, click the three dots and select “remove content”. You will be asked to confirm your identity. If you do not want to remove any of this information, please click continue.
- Deleting a single account is easy: just sign into Google under another email address or phone number and follow these steps:
- Click on “Accounts” in the top right corner of your screen (or at https://accounts.google.com/). If this isn’t possible for you, use an alternate browser like Firefox or Safari instead!
- Click on “My Account” at the top left corner of your screen (or at https://myaccount.googleappsengine).
- From here, scroll down until you see “Delete This Data.” When prompted with permissions information about deleting data from my account – click yes if this applies; otherwise ignore it!
Manage your address, phone number and email.
To manage your address, phone number and email:
- Manage your address. You can change the name or address associated with your account at any time. To do so, go to Google’s My Account page and click Edit next to Your Profile in the left sidebar menu. On this page, choose a new email address or phone number that works best for you (you’ll be able to use both). If you want to add more than one contact field on this form (for instance, if your real name isn’t enough), click Add Another Contact Field below “Alternate Email” until all fields are filled out correctly. When all necessary information has been added successfully according to instructions provided above, click Save Changes button from top right corner at bottom of page after filling out all required fields properly.”
Manage your photos, reviews and videos.
- Manage your photos: You can remove unwanted photos, comments and likes.
- Remove reviews: You can also remove any unwanted reviews on Google Play or YouTube.
- Remove videos: If there’s a video that you don’t want anyone to see in your history, just click the “X” icon next to it in History and then press Delete.
Take back control of your information
Google is a powerful tool, but it can be used against you. You may want to remove yourself from public records websites and people-search sites, or search for outdated information that may have been removed by a new owner. The best defense against being targeted by a company or individual who wants to control your digital identity is simply to be careful about what you share online.
You can also use Google Alerts (an automated email service) to monitor activity related with your name, address and phone number. If there’s any indication of fraudulent activity associated with these details—like someone phoning claiming they work for Google asking if they could fax over an invoice—you’ll know immediately so that no harm comes from allowing strangers access into personal accounts without their consent
Google has been making it easier for people to remove their personal information from the web.
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