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Google says one can use the following method to remove a page from the search results: by putting -http://www.example.com/outdated.html into the sitemap. But what if the site does not exist anymore.

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    Where did you hear that you can put a minus sign in front of a in the sitemap to remove it from Google's index? I've never heard that before and I can't find any references for it. – Stephen Ostermiller Dec 19 '14 at 11:31
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Yes that link have nothing to see. But you can use following if you want to remove page from google search :

Remove page URL from google

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If the site doesn't exist anymore, you won't be able to host the sitemap file and share it with Google.

The site and all its pages will automatically get de-indexed in some time.

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