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Automate backup & migration of your photos & videos with support for all top services.

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How to Make Your SmugMug Site Completely Private?

Do you want to keep your photos safely from everyone on SmugMug? Yes, you can make your SmugMug site completely private with the help of the SmugMug’s privacy settings. No one will be able to see your photos, captions, and keywords except the people you wish to show to. These people can check your site as it were not private, but they won’t be able to search it on any search engines. So, ensure to make them remember your SmugMug address. Read on to know more.

How to Make Your SmugMug Site Completely Private?

Google and other search engines can easily discover your site and pages whenever people search for it, you can disable this to make your SmugMug site completely private. Let’s look at the privacy settings.

  • First of all, log in to your SmugMug account.
  • Go to ‘Account Settings’ and navigate the ‘Discovery’ tab.
  • Under ‘Search’, you’ll find ‘Site Visibility’ settings.
  • Toggle the options ‘No’ on ‘Google Search Visibility’ and ‘SmugMug Search Visibility’.
  • This setting automatically applies to all your galleries.

If you want to keep just a certain gallery to be private and the rest of your site to be searchable, conduct the following process:

  • Select the gallery you want to hide, go to ‘Gallery Settings’.
  • Under ‘Security & Sharing’ tab, you’ll see ‘Web Searchable’ and ‘SmugMug Searchable’.
  • Turn these two options to ‘No’.

If you have large files, it might take few hours to make your settings effective. Furthermore, you can change the site visibility settings whenever you want, but it will take about two weeks for Google and other search engines to re-index your site.

253+ Reviews & Counting

Kip Roof testimonial Kip Roofgoogle photos flickr
PicBackMan does exactly what it's supposed to. It's quick and efficient. It runs unobtrusively in the background and has done an excellent job of uploading more than 300GB of photos to 2 different services. After having lost a lot of personal memories to a hard drive crash, it's nice to know that my photos are safe in 2 different places.
Julia Alyea Farella testimonialJulia Alyea Farella smugmug
LOVE this program! Works better than ANY other program out there that I have found to upload thousands of pictures WITH SUB-FOLDERS to SmugMug! Thank you so much for what you do! :) #happycustomer
Pausing Motion testimonialPausingMotionsmugmug
I pointed PicBackMan at a directory structure, and next time I looked - all the photos had uploaded! Pretty cool. I use SmugMug and while I really like it, the process of creating directories in is pretty laborious when you need to make 80+ at a time. This was a breeze. Thank you!
Gavin Whitham testimonialGavin Whithamflickr
PicBackMan was really easy to setup and has been running for 3 days now backing up all my locally saved photos to Flickr. My photos are really valuable to me so it's great to be able to have them easily backed up to a secure location.
 Jim Griffin testimonialJim Griffinsmugmug
It's AWESOME!! I have tens of thousands of pictures...and they are now successfully uploaded to SmugMug, where they are safely backed up, and I can edit and organize them. If you are hesitating about using PicBackMan, hesitate no longer...try it...and you'll be glad you did!!
Robert testimonialRobertonedrive
I started with the basic plan, went to premium and now on their platinum plan and it's more than worth the price for me. PicBackMan has saved me many tedious hours of effort moving many files between my various cloud and photo site services and my local computers.
Pausing Motion testimonialVladdropbox
I am very satisfied and surprised at the same time with Pic BackMan. The service is very good and useful. I used it to transfer my photos from Dropbox to my Flickr accound. I highly recomment it.
Dave testimonialDavesmugmug
PicBackMan was an answer to many a prayer. How can I get this MASSIVE collection of photos onto a service that cripples uploading? PicBackMan. I uploaded approximately 85,000 photos in less than a month. It would have taken me close to a year to get all of those photos where they needed to go. Nothing short of brilliant.
Barry Graham testimonialBarry Grahamflickr
Great tool for enduring your photos are always safely backed up. I backed up tens of thousands of photos and dozens of videos to Flickr in my 1st couple of months using PicBackMan. Would unreservedly recommend as it works seamlessly and copies your photos to Flickr in sets which reflect your folders.
Achal Gupta testimonialAchal Guptaflickr
This is a fantastic piece of software! I wanted to backup 100+ gigs worth of original sized photos to Flickr and after trying many many tools, PickBacMan was the one that finally worked. It worked flawlessly for 10 straight days uploading all my photos without a single error/ timeout/ crash. Absolutely amazing! I didn't try the other premium features but the ability to replicate stuff across multiple...