We are using a plugin on our website to handle job application submissions. I found out recently that the applications were being uploaded into a public directory. We've had some individuals approach us asking us to remove there resumes from our system since they can be found doing a simple search on Google.
I've taken some steps to protect the information in these directories:
- Used robot.txt to Disallow Google from accessing the directories.
- Password protected the directories.
It's been two weeks since I've put these measures into place yet I'm still seeing files from these directories in Google search results.
What can I do to ensure that the files that are in these directories no longer appear in Google's index?