It’s been a common practice for Google to track it’s users’ clicks across the Google products and analyse their favorites, to serve better. Every click or search made on Google Search or other Google products is always tracked by Google’s Google – Web History. There are a few people who find this tool really helpful when they want to go through their search history and find things that they have searched for in the past. But, on the other hand, there is a much more bigger percent of the people out there who prefer not being tracked by Google. And that’s where this helpful article is headed to.
Before you start proceeding with this article, you ought to note that Google tracks the users’ searches only when they are logged onto Google with their Google account. If you surf Google as a guest, without having a Google account, you will notice that you cannot track your searches. So, unless you own your Google account, you are hopeless. As I said earlier, Google – Web History is a product from Google that tracks the users’ searches on Google Search. Well, it’s not only Google Search, you can also note that Web History also tracks the users’ searches made on various other products too like Google Images, Google Blogs and lot more.
- Log into your Google account and head to Google – Web History.
- Once you land there, you will notice a page similar to this. It varies depending on your personal searches on the Google products. As you can see below, today, I have search for three queries Pinterest, Instagram and Instagram Facebook.
- And in your list of search queries, if you want to remove any searched query, you can select it by ticking the option and hit the Remove button. On the other hand, if you wanted to clear the full search queries, selecting the option Remove all web history will do the job.
- Also, it is possible for users’ to temporarily pause the tracking of searches by using the Pause button available over there. Once you are done with your searches, you can resume the tracking process by hitting the Resume button again.
NOTE: If you want Google to completely stop tracking your search queries, just hit the Pause button and never care to hit the Resume button again. Your Google account is now safe for browsing and not tracked by Google. 🙂
Features of using Google – Web History
- On the left side of the Web History dashboard lies the list of Google products for searching content on the web. If you want to see the list of images that you searched, just hit the button Images and there pops the list of image queries that you searched. Try using the other options too.
- On the right side of the page lies a small calendar like widget showing the total number of search queries that you made on a particular month. Using that tool, you can easily scan through your monthly searches.
- At the top of the dashboard lies a search box to easily search for your previously searched queries.
Pretty cool tool, right? I agree and what about you? I don’t deny the fact that there are lots more tools out there to track your searches. But to stop Google from searching your queries, this is the only tool available and it’s officially from Google. Do share this with your friends and don’t forget to spread words about this article. 😉