How to Track Search History by Email Address

by Colin Cronin

A search history is a record of all the websites you visit and searches that you make. There are a couple of ways to check your history. The most common method is to open your browser's history. All browsers have an option that allows users to view a record of their searches and visited Web pages. However, Google allows you to track your Web history from another computer as long as you have a Google (Gmail) account.

Create an account with Google if you do not have one by going to Gmail and clicking "sign up." The email username and address that you create will be the same ones that you use to sign into your Google account.

Log in to your Google account (at https://www.google.com/accounts/) with your username and password.

Click on "Web History" to see a record of all your Google searches. If you wish to view this same history on a different computer, follow the same steps of logging on to your Google account and clicking "Web History" on that computer.

Tip

  • check The first time you use "Web History," it will fall under the category "Try Something New" on your Google account page. Click on it and then select "Enable Web History." After that it will appear under "My Products" on the main account page. Google only tracks searches through the Google search engine.

About the Author

Colin Cronin began writing professionally in 2008. In addition to his personal blog Tabris' Corner, Cronin has written for a number of publications and sites, including e-International Relations, The Bygone Bureau and Saint Anselm College's journal "Global Topics." Cronin has a Bachelor of Arts in political science and music performance from the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, Washington.

Photo Credits

  • photo_camera search and magnifier buttons. (with clipping path) image by Andrey Zyk from Fotolia.com