Google search results still show a Facebook Public Profiles page after turning off Public Search

Posted on 2012-08-13
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Last Modified: 2012-09-02
By going to Privacy Settings > Apps, Games, and Websites > Public Search and turning this off, you are able to remove direct references to your Facebook profile, and that worked.  However Google still displays a profiles page for any searches of your name in the following format:

GivenName MiddleName Surname Profiles | Facebook

That link is essentially the same as the link that was present before disabling Public Search.  Can anyone offer any advice on how to also get rid of this additional link?  Or at least explain why it exists?  Thanks,
Question by:james_axton
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by:CWS (haripriya)
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When  did you change the setting. All search engines cache the search information for some days. It will disappear from google search results when google updates their cached information. Which normally takes place anytime in a week or two.

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cyber, quite a while ago - six months, maybe longer.  The reference to the direct link went away within 24 hours, but the 'facebook.com/public/' link still appears as the first search result.

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I wanted to check one last time to see if anyone had anything to add before I closed this.  Thanks!

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james_axton earned 0 total points
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We'll keep trying to find an answer to this and post back if we ever discover one.  Thanks.

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The question wasn't adequately answered.

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