Pinterest is a visual search engine that allows you to share your interests or inspirations with others. Over the years, it has gained a lot of popularity with internet users, hence the reason why it is one of the top used social media apps now. However, staying private on Pinterest can be an issue for some because of several reasons, like saving a pin only for yourself as a reference or inspiration which is not meant for active involvement. This can cause a hindrance for Pinterest users to stay active on this platform. Therefore, this article will guide you on how to exclude Pinterest from Google search and stay private on Pinterest. However, remember, that if you want to make money for your business on Pinterest, you’d better be visible to Google.
Pinterest Account Showing Up on Search Engines
If you don’t want your Pinterest profile to show up on search engines like Google, you can also go private with this.
You can stop your Pinterest account from showing up in search engines by following these simple steps.
- Go to your Pinterest account settings
- Click on “Privacy and Data”
- Tick the “Hide your profile from search engines” button
- Click on “save”
In case your Pinterest account is not showing up on search engines, you should deselect the “Hide your profile from search engines” button.
Secret Boards Feature on Pinterest
If you don’t want to completely go private on Pinterest, but still want some sort of privacy with your pins and boards, you can take advantage of the secret board feature which was introduced by Pinterest in 2012.
This “secret board” feature allows you to keep your boards completely private from anyone else on the home feed and search results but your collaborators. In other words, only the people you will add to your board will be able to view your board and, of course, the pins in it.
You can make your existing boards on Pinterest private, and you can also make a board private from the scratch.
How to Create a Private (Secret) Board on Pinterest?
Just as you would normally create a board on your Pinterest account, you have to do the same for creating a private board.
You should click the + sign on your Pinterest profile to create a board, and then you will see a new pop-up window to “create board”. Here, you will have the option to “keep this board secret”.
Simply select this option and click on the “create” button. This will allow you to keep all the activities on this board private and share them with the collaborators on this board only.
How to Make an Existing Board Private on Pinterest?
If you have just discovered how to make Pinterest boards private, you can still make your current boards secret with minimal effort.
In order to achieve this, simply go to your Pinterest profile, where you are able to view all your “saved” boards.
Hover on any board that you want to make private and you will see a “pencil” icon on the bottom right side of the board. When you click this “pencil” icon, you will see another window opening with the name “Edit your board”.
As you scroll down this edit page, you will see a “keep this board secret” option under the section of settings. Simply check the box and click on “done”. Voila!