How To Stop G+ Searches in Google

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Those who follow my blog know that few things are as important to me as Privacy.

When Google launched last week their new ‘personalized with Google+’ results, I found it to be aggravating, to say the least.   So this entry is about

How To Stop G+ Searches in Google Permanently

While clicking on the button here allows us to disable G+ searches for the current search, and perhaps the entire browser session, doing so will not prevent this for reccuring in the next browser session or after we rebooted our computers.

 

To stop G+ searches permanently, follow the insturctions here:

  1. First, go to www.google.com

How to stop G+ Search Results in Google Home Page

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  1. Then, look at the upper right hand corner of the screen, and find the ‘gear’ icon.

 

How to stop G+ Search Results in Google Home Page Gear

  1. Click on the gear and select ‘Search settings’.

How to stop G+ Search Results in Google Home Page Search settings

 

 

 

  1. The next screen is your Search Settings screen.  Scroll down until you see the section titled ‘Personal results’

How to stop G+ Search Results in Google Search Settings Page

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  1. Now, click on the button next to ‘Do not use personal results’

How to stop G+ Search Results in Google Search Settings Page Personal Results

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  1. And finally, make sure you click ‘Save’, below.

 

How to stop G+ Search Results in Google Search Settings Page Save

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

That’s it.  Now we stopped allowing Google to show G+ searches.

 

 

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