10 Important Google Account Links You Need To Know
As I’m sure you know, Google knows everything about you. When you need to access your Google account links, it’s not always easy to know where Google stores your information. It’s so important to make sure you know how to access all the information Google has about you and your account, and with these links, you will be fully armed!
Let’s get this started. I have added links in each numbered item so it’s easy for you to access. All you need to do is make sure you are logged into your Google Account to access them.
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1 – Google Usernames & Passwords – passwords.google.com Google has a database of all your passwords housed in one easy to access location. This is awesome! This list consists of all usernames and passwords you used to access various websites you have stored and login to. You can see the entire list and make any changes as well.
2 – Google Ad Settings – www.google.com/settings/ads This is how Google sees you on the web. It makes the ads you see more useful. These settings also allow you to choose relevant topics and remove those you don’t want to see as well. You can also tweak the personal information Google gives to its partners. Ads Settings works differently when you sign in to multiple accounts.
3 – Removing Content From Google support.google.com/legal (DMCA Complaint Digital Millennium Copyright Act) – If you ever need to report and remove your content from another website and file a complaint, this is the place to do it. If you see your content on another site that you did not approve, Google has a process and an easy to use step-by-step wizard to help you file this claim.
4 – Download Your Data – www.google.com/takeout Now, you can easily export all your data out of the Google network. For example, you can access and download your Google Photos, Contacts, Gmail messages, and even your YouTube videos quickly and easily. Click the link below and take it out for a test drive!
5 – Google Knows All – google.com/maps/timelines This one kind of freaked me out when I first saw it. If you appreciate tech as much as I do, you will also be awestruck!
Your Android phone or the Google Maps app on your iPhone is silently reporting your location and velocity (are you moving and if yes, how fast are you moving) back to Google servers. You can also export this data as KML files that can be viewed inside Google Earth or even Google Drive. Be prepared to be tech-stunned!
6 – Signing Up For A Gmail Account – accounts/google/com/SignUpWithoutGmail Did you know you can create a new Google Account using your existing email address? I was surprised this service was even available. As you may know, signing up for a Gmail account required you to have a @gmail.com address but nope, you can use your own with this particular URL.
7 – Google and YouTube Search Histories – No surprise here – Both Google and YouTube record and keep track of everything you’ve ever typed or spoken into their search fields. They also keep track of every Google ad, website, and every video you have watched. You can see a detailed log of all of your audio search queries which are great for finding everything you’ve searched for. Below, you will find the three links detailing your Google search, voice searches and YouTube searches and viewed videos.
history.google.com (Google searches)
history.google.com/history/audio (Voice searches)
youtube.com/feed/history (YouTube searches and watched videos)
8 – Gmail Inactive Account Management www.google.com/settings/account/inactive – As a Gmail user, their policy is you have to log in to your account at least once every 9 months or they may terminate your account. This is according to their program policies. If you have multiple accounts it’s even more important. Below, is a link that lets you manage your inactive accounts and have Google send you reminders every few months to login to your other Gmail accounts to prevent terminate. Very handy indeed!
9 – Google Device Manager – google.com/android/devicemanager This is one of my personal favorites! If you can’t locate your phone, no worries! You can use the Google Device Manager to find your phone. This is contingent on making sure your phone is switched on and connected to the Internet.
You can ring the device for a full 5 minutes to track it too. You can see the location and if you need to, erase the phone’s content remotely. I know this from personal experience as my daughter lost her phone, and I had to use these features. Trust me, they work great!
10 – Has Your Google Account Been Hacked? myaccount.google.com/security This is a great way to make sure your account has not been breached. If you are concerned you can open the activity report to see every device that has recently connected to your Google account. Brilliant! You can also see the I.P. address and the approximate geographic location of the devices too. You can also log out of the device easily as well using this handy too! It’s another one of my personal favorites!
I know you are going to find these links as valuable as I am. It’s so important to make sure you are managing your information correctly and protecting your devices and accounts. Be sure to bookmark these links as well!
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