Okechukwu Solomon January 16, 2018 Facebook
If you also want to know how to hide Facebook Profile in Google search, this tutorial is especially for you. You should find out the current status of your profile to know if it is already indexed on Google search or not.
How to know if your Facebook profile appears in Google SearchIf you want to find out whether your profile is indexed in Google or not, simply open Google homepage and search for your first and last name and add "Facebook" keyword after it. You can also add your work place, education, website and about bio details to fire down the search results.
In the following page, you'll find all Facebook profiles with the same name as you've searched. Here find your personal profile. It may be on second, third or fourth page. Just keep searching. If you could not find it, this doesn't mean that your profile isn't indexed in Google.
You can give a last try by searching your profile link directly. If you don't know what your profile link is, first login to your Facebook account and go to your timeline. Now look at the URL of the page. That is your personal profile link which is unique and same as your username.
Simply copy this link and then search it on Google. This time, it may show you the right results. If it's there, this means that your profile is already indexed and if you're unable to find your profile, then, it isn't indexed. As you can see in below picture, my profile is already indexed by Google.
How to Add or Hide Facebook Profile in Google SearchSometimes, you may want to add your Facebook profile in Google search so that people can search you through Google and connect with you. On the other hand you may want hide it for some personal reasons so that no unknown person can't connect with you.
- First, login to your account and click drop-down arrow icon at the top-right corner of the page (the same button from where you logout the account).
- Now click "Settings" option from the menu list.
- After this, move to "Privacy" tab.
- Under "Who can look me up?" section, click the edit link next to "Do you want search engines outside of Facebook to link to your profile?" option.
- Now chech or un-check "Allow search engines outside of Facebook to link to your profile" option to add or hide your Facebook profile in Google search respectively.
NOTE:When this setting is on, other search engines (such as Google, Yahoo! or Bing) will index your profile in their search result pages. On the other hand, when this setting is off, search engines will stop linking to your profile and hide it automatically.
Any change you will make will not be applied instantly. It will take some time for you profile to appear on Google search or hide your profile. Speaking frankly, there is no fixed time period. It may be 1 or 2 days or as long as 2 weeks. You've to check it manually time to time with the same process as explained in about part.
If you still can't find you Facebook Profile on Google search read my previous article of how to Find What You Want With Google Search
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