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Here’s the quickest way to make yourself disappear from Google

Published Jun 25th, 2014 7:30PM EDT
Remove Yourself From Google

Taking advantage of Google’s new policy concerning your “right to be forgotten” can be a bit complicated, but one website is trying to make it easier. takes the hassle out of removing unwanted links appearing on the ubiquitous search engine by simplifying the process, optimizing your request and alerting you once Google has received the request.

In order to use the site, you simply sign up for an account and make a search removal request. Within the request form, you’ll be shown a list of the top search results containing your name, but you can add individual links that aren’t listed as well.

Once you’ve selected all the links you’d like to have removed, you are given the chance to justify their removal. Some of the justifications include criminal procedure, privacy and death, and you’ll be given the opportunity to edit the text of the justification before you send it.

Once you’ve completed all the steps, you will have two options: have the team send the request to Google for you or send it yourself. During the “start-up phase,” the service will be entirely free, but that may change once the website takes off.

And that’s it — you’ve officially exercised your right to be forgotten. can track the removal request and will let you know when the link has disappeared.

Jacob Siegal
Jacob Siegal Associate Editor

Jacob Siegal is Associate Editor at BGR, having joined the news team in 2013. He has over a decade of professional writing and editing experience, and helps to lead our technology and entertainment product launch and movie release coverage.