How to delete your Google Browsing History before new policy kicks in

Seen a few references to the new Google privacy policy today. According to a few websites, in a weeks times, Google is changing to its new privacy policy that allows it to gather, store and use historical and future personal information. Therefore we the users have one last chance to delete their Google Browsing History, along with any secrets/scandal/work research/previous employment usage etc etc.

How to delete your Google Browsing History

      1. Go to the google homepage and sign into your account. Or when you are just logged into another service
      2. Click the dropdown menu next to your name in the upper-right hand corner of your screen.
      3. Click “accounts settings”
      4. Scroll down and find the “Services section”
      5. Under “Services” there is a sub-section that reads “View, enable, disable web history.” Click the link next to it that reads: “Go to Web History.”
      6. Click on “Remove all Web History”

Quick link to settings section.

Should you do it?

Well, many depends. Personalisation has been getting more personal over time, including more verticals and data services, and you don’t even need to log in anymore.

Generally speaking they are quite good and we do enjoy their SERPs and services. You should take take a look at your history. Mine goes back to 2005 and is really odd to see that far back. Mine is especially wierd as I am an SEO, I have a lot of work in there for a number of companies.

I am a little scared that my future Google experience wont be that good if I do this. But, I am still going to press that button.

One thought on “How to delete your Google Browsing History before new policy kicks in

  1. Pete

    I’ve always had mine disabled and it’s never been a problem. If Google is blocking what people have searched for coming to my site, why should I give them any information? :)

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