Monday, March 26, 2012

How to hide your Pinterest profile from search engines

Now that you have a Pinterest it is time to get started with all the privacy settings you usually follow on Social Networks. One of them is the ability to hide your profile from search engines. There are many users who prefer not to be found by search engines and that way just stay and enjoy the service. Pinterest users have found the service as an amazing way to collect and curate all the videos and photos they love on the web. The web is full of amazing photographs and Pinterest is a way to map all the photos you love together and allow friends and other users to view your collection. All collections are organized as Boards and you can then add photos and videos as pins to the board.

By default your profile is available to search engines to crawl and index. This is also a quick way for people looking for your profile online to find you. It also means that your boards and pins are searchable by search engines like Google, Bing and yahoo. All this is good for people looking for traffic to their website or blog via Pinterest. If you however do not want to be found by search engines and want to set your Pinterest privacy otherwise. There is a quick and easy way to make sure your Pinterest profile is not found and indexed by search engines.

How to hide your Pinterest profile from search engines and prevent them from crawling and indexing your profile

1. Login to Pinterest

2. Hover over your profile pic and click on settings

3. Scroll down and then beside 'Visibility' you can choose either on or off and either be found or not be found via search engines.

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