I have reported an image to google for removal under "remove outdated content" and in search console it says "This content is no longer live on the website", however the image still appears in google image search results. Could you tell me how I can remove that, please ? I have tried all ways, but still the removed content appears in image search results. Thanks in advance!

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    You will just have to be patient. – closetnoc Dec 4 '16 at 2:45
  • Is some time needed for this, so that robot.txt can walk it and remove ? Do I understand it correctly ? – user_01 Dec 4 '16 at 5:06
  • Search engines are not real-time. It is not possible. The web is just too huge. It just plain takes time to get around to each site in turn even with priority. – closetnoc Dec 4 '16 at 17:22

According to Google's help document on: Remove an image from Google

Most images that show up in Google’s search results are from websites. Since we aren’t the owners of these sites, we can’t remove the images from the web.

Even if we delete the image from Google’s search results, the image still exists and can be found on other search engines, or if people visit the URL directly.

To remove these images from search results, follow these steps:

  1. Search on images.google.com for the image you want to find.
  2. Select the image link by right clicking on the image thumbnail and choosing Copy link address.
  3. Go to the Remove outdated content page.
  4. In the "Enter URL of outdated content" box, paste the URL.
  5. Click Request removal. If you see the message "We think the image or web page you're trying to remove hasn't been removed by the site owner," follow the steps on the screen to give us more information. If you see the message "This content is gone," click Request removal.
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