Stop LinkedIn Photo from Showing In Google Search Instantly

Stop LinkedIn Photo from Showing In Google Search Instantly

Do you appreciate having some privacy in today's plugged-in world? The fact is, privacy is under attack in many ways and from many directions. Big search engines can retrieve an incredible amount of personal information within seconds of a reverse search query going through. In addition, searches on platforms like Google, Facebook, and Pinterest can violate personal boundaries and bring sensitive data out in the open. This same issue applies to , too.

How can you prevent your  from becoming visible to the general public via a Google search? You may be able to figure out a satisfactory answer on your own. However, it may be better for you to use a robust solution that can do the heavy lifting for you, with guaranteed results.

How Does a Reverse Image Search Work?

A reverse image search allows users to take an image they have access to and paste the URL into Google Images. Then, the search engine will retrieve any results related to that image. In certain cases, it will even direct the user to the original source of the image.

Reverse image searches work on any number of images, including:

  1. Stock photos and pictures that you may personally upload to the Internet.
  2. They also work on LinkedIn photos that are available to the general public. Of course, a "normal" image search for a certain keyword or phrase will return pictures that the search engine views as relevant to that query.

Why Does It Pay to Be Careful About Who Can See Your LinkedIn Photos?

The fact of the matter is, many active users of the Internet look for any possible opening to commit fraud, identity theft, or worse crimes on unsuspecting victims. Unscrupulous individuals can, in some cases, use your public LinkedIn photos to uncover personal information about you, such as your name, address, phone number, and so forth - even if they're not part of your network on the platform. The point is, it pays to be cautious about who sees your LinkedIn photos.

How Can You Stop Google From Displaying Your LinkedIn Photos by Yourself?

There are a few different ways that you can try to prevent a Google search on one of your LinkedIn images.

  • You can block your profile picture from public view by changing your visibility settings. LinkedIn has specific instructions for that, which you can access here.
  • What about other photos you upload to LinkedIn? You can add some code to the image that will prevent Google from displaying it as a search result. You'll have to add this code to your server root as a robots.txt file, per Google's support page on the subject.

The problem is, it takes a little bit of technical wizardry to make this solution work. And if you mess up even one letter of the code, then the whole thing becomes pointless! As you can tell, trying to stop your LinkedIn photos from showing up on Google on your own comes with its unique set of challenges.

If you’re having a hard time doing it by yourself you can contact LinkedIn to ask for help here:

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How to Protect Your LinkedIn Photos With DoNotPay

If the DIY route doesn't seem like your cup of tea, there is good news! The DoNotPay platform can solve your privacy issues quickly, easily, and conveniently. With DoNotPay, you won't have to navigate through the technical intricacies of coding and the browser-server relationship on your own. Instead, you can protect your LinkedIn photos from prying eyes in 3 easy steps:

  1. Open Photo Ninja on DoNotPay.


  2. Upload the photo or image you want to cloak and press submit.


  3. Our algorithms will automatically insert hidden changes and cloak your image, so it's no longer recognizable by reverse search engines. The newly generated image will be downloadable from your disputes page!


Doesn't that sound like a much more convenient solution than the alternatives mentioned in the previous section?

But Wait... That's Not All DoNotPay Can Do!

What if you're worried about your LinkedIn photos showing up on other search engines, such as Bing or Yahoo? Or what if you're concerned about privacy when it comes to your presence on other social media networks, like Instagram, Facebook, or Pinterest? There's no need to worry; DoNotPay has it covered.

DoNotPay can help you to prevent reverse image searching on just about any major search engine and social media platform. The process is basically the same in all cases (with a few minor variations) - which means it is just as easy, simple, and convenient no matter what your particular dilemma is!

What Else Can DoNotPay Do?

There are plenty of other benefits and advantages that DoNotPay provides. Blocking your LinkedIn photos from showing up on Google Search is just one of many helpful functionalities that our platform delivers. Some other solutions that we offer include:

Be sure to check out all that DoNotPay can do for you!

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