Does Google Know You Too Well? How To Stop Search History.

There are two schools here and you can choose. If you prefer that Google keep track of your searches to expedite your & other future searches, you are all set to go. If you would prefer that Google not track your searches? Simply log in to your Google account on the main web page – your page will look something like this …

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Click on SEARCH HISTORY on the top.

The page will look something like this …

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Check the items you want to remove and click REMOVE ITEMS and then select PAUSE so Google will no longer track your individual searches … they will still keep track of your searches to help keep the listings accurate in a broad sense (when you click on the 4th link after a search, that tells them the 4th link is more accurate than 1, 2 or 3). Google essentially announced they would strip out your IP information faster so after 6 months (?) your searches will be lumped in with everyone else’s … presuming you REMOVE and then PAUSE your individual search tracking.

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5 responses to “Does Google Know You Too Well? How To Stop Search History.

  1. etype series

    great information –

  2. WhoreChurch

    Oh, man, you mean Big G knows what I have been searching for?

    I’m really in trouble.

    Wait, it was that teenager using my computer, yeah, that’s it.

  3. Thanks for the information. What is the drawback to Google keeping track of your searches? Is it a privacy issue?

  4. metroxing

    Of course, it’s your call – it all depends on how you like prefer to use your computer – on, one hand, it’s like a great filing cabinet that keeps tracks in chronological order of your searches so if you vaguely remember you searched around April 10th for something, you can go back and find all your search queries … now whether you find that useful, potentially annoying/embarassing or spooky – that’s your call 🙂

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