Search engines or indexes, mainly Google, crawl through all public content on the internet. If your account is public now or was public at any time, Google's search would have found it and added it to their index.
Images or Account already deleted but still showing in Google Search
If you deleted an image from your Photobucket account and then searched for it on Google, you may still see the thumbnail and information on Google. However, if you click on the image you'll find that it is no longer available on Photobucket.
This will also be the same if you already deleted your Photobucket account. All of your account contents will have been completely removed from the Photobucket domain, along with your name in the titles of any images.
With your images or account already deleted on Photobucket, it may take several weeks or months before they are removed from Google search. When Google eventually crawls Photobucket again, it will see that the images are no longer available, and update this information.
However, you can attempt to expedite the removal process by submitting a request to Google.
How to submit a request to Google to remove the images from Google Search
- Go to this Google help page and follow the instructions - https://support.google.com/websearch/answer/6349986
- Grab the URL for the image that was deleted. You'll need to copy this from the Google search where you see the images. It will look something like the following:
- It will say that this image/page is not live, it'll ask for some text on the page, you can enter Photobucket for it to search for the cached version.
If you do not have access to your Photobucket account, you can recover it here.