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How To Get Your Phone Number Off Google

By Erik Folgate

I read an article in the local Jacksonville paper about taking your phone number off of the Google search engines. I never thought about personal residences being searched on Google, but it makes sense. I have a business line for my home office for the insurance company that I work for, and for some reason, it doesn’t show up as my name, but the company’s name. I get all kinds of phone calls from people that have nothing to do with what I do. It’s pretty annoying. So, does your land line show up on Google? This doesn’t have much to do with personal finance, but it could if you want to reduce the amount of sales calls and credit card company phone calls in your life.

Follow these steps to get your number off of Google.

  1. Go to Google.com, type in your phone number (including the area code) and press “Enter” or click on “Google Search”.
  2. Once the “Phonebook results” appear (there should be a little telephone icon next to your name), click on the link above the icon.
  3. Click on the link that says “Request to have your name removed from this list.” Fill out the blank fields and click “Submit Forms”.
  4. Once you’ve asked to remove your phone number from the Google Phonebook the listing will be removed permanently. It cannot be added back if you change your mind later.

Erik Folgate
Erik and his wife, Lindzee, live in Orlando, Florida with a baby boy on the way. Erik works as an account manager for a marketing company, and considers counseling friends, family and the readers of Money Crashers his personal ministry to others. Erik became passionate about personal finance and helping others make wise financial decisions after racking up over $20k in credit card and student loan debt within the first two years of college.

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  • Dalvin

    Your blog has been one that I read a lot and i’ve never actually thanked you for it… so let me take some time out to thank you! Regards

  • http://www.twittermoneysystem.net Dakeem

    This is one of the best blogs and posts period on this kind of topic that gives out this kind of information!!

  • http://www.thecolumns.ca april kassum

    do you know how to simply “change” a phone number…….even google employees don’t know how to do this………many of us are going to move to Bing because we are losing business with the wrong phone numbers.

    thanks for any help

    april

  • coni

    I typed in my number and my husband’s number and got tons of entries – i did not find the ‘phonebook results’ to which you referred after searching through three pages of search results – there are so many companies listing our numbers, it would become a major project to undo….

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