I have a question regarding
Google index -> Remove URLs from
Google Webmaster Tools.
Basically I have replaced my site completely but upon searching Google, it returned some old pages that didn't exist anymore, so I have used the remove URLs and deleted the few pages I found that led nowhere, and that was well and dandy. But then I noticed by changing the search words a bit, other pages that were cached and weren't accurate either. Now, unfortunately my old website was WordPress based, so there are quite a few of those cached pages that i want gone, so I went ahead and deleted the WHOLE website.
URL Status Removal type Requested http://www.example.com/ Removed Site removal May 3, 2014
And it worked, my website is no longer in the search results. At all. So instead of manually requesting deletion of 50+ URLs, I got everything deleted with 1 action. Great I thought. But now I want to re-index it. and I'm not sure how to do that exactly because Webmaster Tools tells me that I have severe health issues, and if I click on that it says important pages were removed but that's accurate.
So now I went to
Crawl -> Fetch as Google and did a request there for my
www.example.com/ and selected to submit a URL and linked pages. Now I'm waiting for my website to be indexed again.
My question is, did I do it the right way? I also have an option on
Remove URLs to
Reinclude the web site, but that's not what I want, because it will include the old outdated version. Did I do enough to have it re-index it? How long will it take for my site health to be back to normal, did I mess it up?