Provided you occasionally Google yourself you’re probably well aware that your Twitter account is placed pretty high on Google’s search rankings. Because of that it’s usually best to make sure you’re not doing anything too embarrassing. If you did release a bad tweet, the Twitter support page has put together a guide for getting those tweets out of Google’s search.
If you don’t want your Twitter account to show up on Google the best way to hide it is to change your name in your profile settings or alter your settings so your account is private. Even if you change your account to private every tweet prior to that change is still public and Google will cache those tweets for a long while. So what do you do if you need to hide that angry tweet that shows up in a Google search but you already deleted? Twitter’s suggestion is to take it straight to Google:
- Copy the Twitter URL you’d like removed (if you already deleted the tweet just follow Google’s URL).
- Head over to Google’s Content Removal page.
- Paste in the Twitter link that you copied in the first step and submit your request.
Google should remove the cached link pretty quickly and it won’t show up in the Google search results for your name. This could come in very handy if you need to clean up your search results before submitting a job application. Hit up the Twitter support page for a few more ideas for hiding your Twitter info from search engines and if you need help with other pages consult our guide to fixing internet embarrassments.