Did you know Google keeps a record of everything you’ve ever searched for using their search engine?
Well, they do. And when I say everything, I do mean everything!
Luckily, there’s a simple way to view your Google search history, and I strongly recommend that you take a few minutes to check it out.
And be prepared, because it’s a real eye-opener.
To view your entire Google search history simply visit this page on the Google website (you’ll be asked to log in to your account if you aren’t logged in already):
Note: You’ll be asked to log into your Google account if you aren’t logged in already.
You should now see all the things you’ve ever searched for on Google listed in reverse order, beginning with the last search you made. You’ll also see all the websites you’ve ever visited.
Scroll down through the list and take a look at all that stored data. If you’re like me it’ll probably blow your mind!
Once you’ve decided that you’ve seen enough, you can easily clear your entire search history with just a few mouse clicks (or taps).
And by the way, I strongly recommend that you do so because you just never know who might eventually end up seeing it.
Follow the steps below if you’re using a laptop or desktop computer…
1 – Click the Delete activity by link in the left-hand column.
2 – In the “Delete by date” field, click on the word Today and then select All time.
3 – Click the Delete link at the bottom, then click Delete again to confirm that you really do want to delete your stored search and websites visited info.
Follow the steps below if you’re using a mobile device…
1 – Tap the Menu icon at the top left (it looks like three horizontal lines stacked atop one another).
2 – Click the Delete activity by link.
3 – In the “Delete by date” field, tap on the word Today and then tap All time.
4 – Tap the Delete link at the bottom, then tap Delete again to confirm that you really do want to delete your stored search and websites visited info.
That’s all there is to it. Your Google search history (and the info about the websites you have visited in the past) is now empty.
Important: Even though your search history is now blank, it won’t stay that way very long.
In fact, Google will start rebuilding your search history beginning with your very next search!
Now that we have all that out of way, here’s a short video that discusses 10 Things You Should Never Google. Check it out!
Note: As always, you can watch the video at full screen by clicking the “square” icon that will pop up in the lower-right corner of the video after it begins playing.