As we all know, Google.com is a great search tool. I use it on a daily (sometimes even hourly) basis when searching for stories or how to’s for this web site.
But not many people know, that when you do a search on Google, that they save that search to your “Search History” so that if / when you search for the same topic again, that search will come up faster and even be in a drop-down window for you to click on.
While handy, sometimes, you do not want that “footprint” to show up again. This could also be used by Google and/or advertisers to push related ads to you.
Fortunately, Google.com has a way for you to delete your Search history. Here’s how:
- Go to https://myactivity.google.com.
- Sign in with your Google’s email account.
- You’ll be presented with the “Google – My Activity” screen.
- Select the “Delete Activity By” option from the menu on the left.
- Next, you can delete the search activity by date.
- Drop down the menu, you’ll be presented with how you’d like the data to be deleted.
- Select an option and then click DELETE.
- Now your Google search history has been deleted with the parameters you’ve selected in option 7.
- That’s it.
It is a good idea to do the above once a month so nobody can find out what you searched for the previous month.