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HOW TO REMOVE INFORMATION FROM GOOGLE SEARCH RESULTS

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Google search has brought a great deal of convenience in everyone’s life. Everything you need to know is just a search away. Whether it’s finding information related to history, biology, mathematics, or your favorite actor/ actress, anything can easily find everything on the internet. However, excessive information availability is not necessarily a pleasant thing, especially when information is related to specific entities and people without their consent and knowledge. This, unfortunately, has become quite common on the internet these days. People are sometimes unaware that their details, for instance, their name, home address, cell phone number, and other information, have been leaked on google without them being aware, and when they get to know about this, they are often shocked and want it removed. However, getting your personal information removed can be quite a task, but it is not impossible.

REMOVING INFORMATION FROM WEBPAGES YOU OWN:

Removing information on webpages that you own is easy and not an issue. All you must do is to keep a login credential on your information and make sure no one other than you manages your page so that if any information on your page is without your consent, you can quickly delete it by logging in. You can either stop search engines using the robot’s exclusion protocols. However, getting information removed from pages you don’t own is a different story altogether and has completely different steps.

Often, while performing updates on your site, the information you wanted to keep private becomes public. This data then appears on Google’s search engine. This can be taken down by following the same procedure followed while removing your webpage from public view.

If the information leaked is linked to one of your social media accounts, you must delete your account or those specific details and then make sure your data is private. It is possible that during video marketing and other such activities, your videos and images are uploaded on your webpage, which you might want to take down later due to various reasons. This can be done by firstly deleting the videos and images from your webpage and then privately request all users who’ve shared them to take it down. On the contrary, if your search engine shows outdated data, then you need to delete cached data and old search engine results. This can be done by simply clicking on the “Remove cached page only” option. To remove content on your webpage that hasn’t been indexed by google yet, you must either use a robots meta tag or robots.txt and then wait for google to remove the content by recrawling the page.

REMOVING INFORMATION FROM WEBPAGES YOU DON’T OWN:

The most important thing to understand here is that google only makes the information available to its users by indexing it. This means that Google does not have much control over the information available on websites. Hence, when you ask Google to remove the respective data, they usually only take it down from their index. To get the complete information down, you will have to get in touch with the website owner and ask them to do so and then get in touch with google and ask them to remove the details from their index. 

Google might sometimes not take down information such as your address, date of birth, etc., for the sake of keeping a record of users. If your details are found on a government website, Google will most likely not take it down as that information is now public record. However, suppose sensitive private information, such as bank account credentials, credit card credentials, your signature, and inappropriate images are shared on the internet without your consent. In that case, you can file a legal removal request. First, initiate the removal request, and then follow the steps and fill the form by google. In non-consensual image leaks, Google will not directly take them down but stop them from indexing. In such The most important thing to understand here is that google only makes the information available to its users by indexing it. This means that Google does not have much control over the information available on websites. Hence, when you ask Google to remove the respective data, they usually only take it down from their index. To get the complete information down, you will have to get in touch with the website owner and ask them to do so and then get in touch with google and ask them to remove the details from their index. 

Google might sometimes not take down information such as your address, date of birth, etc., for the sake of keeping a record of users. If your details are found on a government website, Google will most likely not take it down as that information is now public record. However, suppose sensitive private information, such as bank account credentials, credit card credentials, your signature, and inappropriate images are shared on the internet without your consent. In that case, you can file a legal removal request. First, initiate the removal request, and then follow the steps and fill the form by google. In non-consensual image leaks, Google will not directly take them down but stop them from cases, Google might try to take down the SERP images if the requirements mentioned by them are met. Google might sometimes be hesitant in taking videos down via SERP on YouTube or videos uploaded as part of the video marketing campaign. However, if copyright infringements are violated, Google does not hold back from taking the videos down. To have personal details removed, follow the link that google will provide you with and answer the questions asked by them.

CONCLUSION

Permanently deleting information from Google’s webpages can often be tricky. Therefore, necessary precautions must be taken in the first place to avoid things from escalating. They are making sure that all your social media accounts are protected by restricting access to your account, disabling cookies, and so on.

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