Be on Facebook to be in Google Search!

Very soon your Facebook profile will be going to be in Google, Yahoo, MSN & other search results so that people searching for you will be able to reach you via facebook.

Does this mean threat to your privacy???
Not at all as you can control whether you have a public search listing, and where it appears, from your Search Privacy page. Also anyone who discovers your public search listing must register and log in to contact you via Facebook.

Here is preview of my facebook profiles public search listing…

Facebook Public Search Listing Preview

Since your search privacy settings are set to “Everyone” (by default) you now have a public search listing. This means that friends who aren’t yet on Facebook will be able to search for you by your name from Facebook Welcome page. Public Search Listings may include your name, profile picture and few more things depending on your choice (see following screenshot).

Facebook What Can People Do With My Search Results

These public search listings can be found by search engines like Google. If you do not want to show up in Google and other search engine results you can go to Search Privacy page and “uncheck” Allow my public search listing to be indexed by external search engines (ex. Google, Yahoo, MSN) option… (as shown in following screenshot)

Facebook Public Search Listing Settings

Thats it from my side! (want to read more…)

By the way have you ever Googled Yourself? Yes this is not something abnormal and I always do it to check if I am top in Google Search result!

Yes google for Rahul Bansal and first result will be pointing to this Devils Worksho… Where I Belong! 🙂


Tina April 8, 2009

May u help me in which part of face book I can find Search Privacy page? thanks

Rahul Bansal April 9, 2009

Check this link –