Facebook Indexing: Will Facebook Index All Your Info on Google?
If you've logged into Facebook recently, you've likely been notified of Facebook's new privacy changes. So do these changes mean Facebook will automatically index all your info on Google? Apparently not.
Facebook has posted the following message on its site:
"There have been misleading rumors recently about Facebook indexing all your information on Google. This is not true. Facebook created public search listings in 2007 to enable people to search for your name and see a link to your Facebook profile."
If you're not interested in having people search for your name on Facebook, you can change your settings to prevent Facebook from indexing your name.
So what can you do to stop your Facebook profile from indexing on Google? Here are some brief instructions:
If you don't want search engines like Google and Bing to index your profile, do yourself a favor and make sure those settings are still set the way you want them to be. To adjust your search privacy settings click on Settings>Privacy Settings>Search. If the "Allow indexing" box is checked then search engines will be able to index your information.
Even if you set your Facebook privacy settings to prevent indexing in the past, it is worth revisiting your Facebook privacy settings to see if you allow for Facebook indexing.