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A business with two partners and a website have parted ways. The website is now just a single static page with contact info for the partners. Searches for these partners still returns this website, before other more relevant results from their new business ventures. Redirects are not a good idea because of the split.

What is the best way to remove the old site from the internet? The question was asked of me in a Google-specific context, but a more general answer would be helpful.

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Take the page down so it returns a 404. Google will also remove it from their index in time.

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