This is an update from my popular 2007 posting. If you want to control whether your Facebook account appears in search engines, here is how you hide your profile:
- Log in to your Facebook account and navigate to ‘Privacy Settings’ (see top right hand corner near ‘log out’) or use http://www.facebook.com/privacy.php
- Click on ‘Applications and Websites’ (bottom left of page) and where it says ‘Public Search’ uncheck the box
By unchecking the box this will disable your Facebook profile from appearing in search engines. Remember, always be extra careful when sharing information online.