Stop Google from Tracking your Searches

There is a way to remain somewhat anonymous on the most popular of all search engines, Google. Remember that if you have a username log-in with any of the Internet search engines, their systems can build a profile of you. If you're truly paranoid you may want to delete or cancel any free e-mail accounts that are associated with Web search engines and scrub their cookies from your hard drive. If you use any of the services provided by Google, such as Groups, Wallet, AdSense or Gmail, then you have an account that points back to your identity. This means that everything you do within the search can now point back to you as a unique user. To stop this from happening, follow these steps:

1. Go to www.google.com/psearch to sign in to your account.
2. Click on the Search History page and pick some days on the calendar to see every search made since you created your Google account.
3. Select the Clear Search History button, check off items that you wish to remove, and then click the Clear History button.
4. To prevent Google from collecting this data in the future, select items such as Web, Images, and News that you don't want to collect data, then press the Pause button.

This way you'll remain totally anonymous while you search anything on the Google search engine.


2 comments:

Sherrykins

March 11, 2008 at 9:17 AM

Thank you so much for this info, I would like to share this info with my readers also.

adarsh

March 14, 2008 at 1:14 PM

thanxx for the info mate...this way we can surf anonymously :)