We do not want to freak you out or anything but this is just a heads-up that Google knows a lot more about you than you think!
If you’ve ever wondered what Google knows about you, we’re here with the answers! In this video, I share 5 things Google knows about all of us and how we can track them.
Here are all the links I mentioned in the video:
- In order to serve relevant ads, Google collects data about you and creates a profile. You can control and review this information here: http://www.google.com/settings/ads/
- If you use Google maps (don’t we all?), Google keeps track of everywhere you have ever been. You can see that here: https://maps.google.com/locationhistory
- Google saves every online search you have ever typed in. They also record every Google ad you clicked on. This log is available in Google web history controls: https://www.google.com/history/
- Google offers an Account activity page that tells you about all the Google services you are using. You can even enable a monthly report that will be sent to your email: https://www.google.com/settings/dashboard
- Google also has a tool called Google Analytics, that helps publishers see what pages you have viewed on their website, how many times you have visited, how long you spent, etc. You can opt out if you don’t want this type of data to be collected. Here: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout
- Google also lets you export all your data accumulated via your gmail account and Google apps e.g. bookmarks, emails, contacts, drive files, profile info, youtube videos, photos and more here: https://www.google.com/takeout
- The Account activity page also offers a list of all the apps that have any type of access to your data. You can see the exact type of permissions granted to the app and revoke access to your data here: https://security.google.com/settings/security/permissions