A client asked me to make sure his old, nonexistent pages got removed from the Google search results.
I made sure all the old links returned a 404/410 error or have the
noindex tag and then used the Removal Tool to temporarily block the URLs, hoping to keep them hidden until Google recrawls the site and removes the dead links permanently.
One page, however, continues to show up in the search results and I can't figure out why.
Even more curious is the fact that when I use Google Search Console to inspect the URL, it tells me the "URL is not on Google".
How is that possible if it's showing up in the search results? What can I try to remove this page from the search results?