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How do I stop my LibraryThing reviews from showing up in Google Books reviews?

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Edited: Oct 10, 11:37pm Top

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Oct 10, 11:37pm Top

From your profile page, click edit profile and account, and then select account settings.

Oct 10, 11:40pm Top


Oct 11, 2:22am Top

If they are ER reviews, you can't prevent it.

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Oct 11, 5:47am Top

>4 MarthaJeanne:

No, ER reviews are subjected to the rule in >2 amanda4242: . We could override that, but we don't.

Oct 11, 5:51am Top

Doesn't that still leave the publisher and author?

Edited: Oct 11, 4:25pm Top

>6 MarthaJeanne: Right. So, in theory, this could be coming into Google Books from the publisher end, I believe, but not from us, if you have that toggle off.

Edited: Oct 11, 4:18pm Top

Except that the reviews in question aren't for ER books. Chances are that toggle was set to allow sharing. The reviews still show up now (since the OP is a private library, I won't link, but you can google for yourself), but presumably will be removed next time Google's spiders stop by, assuming the OP flipped the switch.

Oct 11, 4:27pm Top

>8 lorax: Yep, that's right! And edited >7 lorannen:, because I replied to the wrong post! Anyway, that was more about the hypothetical raised in >4 MarthaJeanne:. For the OP's situation, they should see their reviews disappear from Google Books within the next 30 days (on the long end) or so. I'm not sure how frequently Google updates book info, specifically.

Oct 11, 10:16pm Top

>8 lorax:

I'm not sure they're taking it from spiders now, or from feeds. Can you PM me the link?

Oct 12, 11:42am Top

timspalding (#10):

Just sent it to you.

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