As we have explored, Google offers a wide range of products
and services and the chances are that you already use a great many of them in your daily work and social life. But what if you find, over time, that you no longer use one particular service
and no longer see the point of having it tethered to your account and your personal details tied up with it? Simple, you can remove it from your portfolio. While at your Accounts screen, you can click on the Products link in the lefthand column to list all of the Google products that you currently use and then, from there, click on an Edit link to start removing the ones you no longer require. In the following tutorial we’ll guide you through the process.
Get rid of Google services
1: Sign into your account
Ensure that you are signed into your Google account and then access your Accounts screen by clicking on your profile picture in the top-right corner.
2: Click on Products
At your Accounts screen, cast your eyes over to the column on the lefthand side of the page and then click on the Products link.
3: Edit products
All of the Google products that you currently use will be listed. To start removing products, click on the Edit link at the top of the page.
4: Remove products
On the new page, you will be able to click on the Remove link that corresponds with the service that you no longer require. Click on this
Get alerted when you’re being mentioned
1: Go to ‘Me on the web’
From your main Accounts screen, click on the arrow to next to Account in the left-hand column and click on ‘Me on the web’.
2: Manage web alerts
On the next screen you will be presented with three options. Look at ‘Stay current with web alerts’ and then click on ‘Manage web alerts’.
3: Enter search criteria
Enter keywords, such as your name, into the field provided, but make sure that you surround it with quote marks to ensure an exact match.
4: Click to add
Once you’ve entered keywords, click on the Add button and then you can set the frequency of your alerts and an email address to forward them to.