Stop search engines from indexing your Facebook profile

If you want to prevent your profile timeline on Facebook from being indexed in search engines, you can customize your privacy settings. If you don't want search engines to link to your profile, follow the steps below.

How to stop search engines from indexing your Facebook profile

Step 1: Go to Facebook and sign in to your account.

Step 2: Click at the top right and select Settings.

Facebook search engine privacy

Step 3: Click Privacy in the left column.

Facebook search engine settings

Step 4: In the How People Find and Contact You section, click Do you want search engines outside of Facebook to link to your profile?.

How to stop search engines from indexing your Facebook profile

Step 5: Uncheck the box next to Allow search engines outside of Facebook to link to your profile.

Prevent search engines from linking to your Facebook profile

Note:

Your public information and things that you share to the public (comments, posts on Public groups, etc) may still appear in search engines even if you select No.

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