Questions tagged [url-removal]

removing already indexed URLs from search engine indexes so that the URLs no longer appear in search results

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Will removing a Google Search Console property remove the site Google's index?

I removed property (website) from Google Search Console. The purpose was to remove the website from the search engine results. Will it do that?
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How to remove bulk urls from google index

I have URLs indexed by Google and I want to remove them from indexing. I found that I can use bulk remove option by providing a CSV file including all indexed URLs to Google Search Console. I have ...
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Appealing a denied Google-search-console “Remove outdated content” request [closed]

Using the Google Search Console "Removed Outdated Content": https://www.google.com/webmasters/tools/removals I requested the removal or re-indexing of my profile pages on two 3rd-party sites, that I ...
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Google is reporting a 5xx server error for a page that changed URL

I had a page /example that now changed its URL to /example-us. The following figure from Google Search Console shows an error occurred because that webpage no longer exists now and the URL is ...
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How to make domain disappear from the search results without access to the site or to Google Search Console?

One of my friends just lost his domain. I don't really know the reason why, but he can't ever get it back. His website is re-created to a new domain. Without access to the old domain, we can't even ...
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When a Google Search Console removal request expires, could that content return to the Google index?

I had content removed using the google search console and removal requests because the links and images were outdated. It has expired on some of them now. Does that meant the links could return onto ...
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Remove a site from Google search once it has been retired and shut down

I’m shutting down my website which has a few thousands pages. What is the best way to remove my entire site and related pages from Google search results? Removing full site from Google index has ...
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Remove only my root home page URL from Google search while allowing blog subdirectory to be indexed

I have a website example.com, just a landing page with a <meta name="robots" content="index,follow"/> and linked to Google Search Console. It's appearing in searches. I have another website ...
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Remove old version of the site from Google index

I had a website with a few static pages and hundreds of products, it was indexed for quite a long time. A little while ago I've launched a brand new version of this site. The structure is the same, ...
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Deleted posts don't seem to be completely removed

I asked a webmaster to remove some posts on his website where some pictures and content referring to me appeared. He removed pictures and content but they still appear as results on google search, and ...
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How do I remove a legacy site from appearing in Google search results?

How do I remove legacy URLs that Google has decided to cache? When we went live with our new site, we moved the old site to legacy.example.com for our staff to be able to access the old site. I'm ...
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Site was hacked, need to remove all URLs starting with + from Google, use robots.txt?

Could you please let me know how to block such URLs from robots.txt for Googlebots to stop indexing? http://www.example.com/+rt6s4ayv1e/d112587/ia0g64491218q My website was hacked which is now ...
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How robust is court ordered content removal from Google search?

Do search engines like Google remove content from their search results (after a court or a person asks to) from the index? If the same content is uploaded in other IP address does Google ...
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After almost 6 months, why google is still indexing my old site?

I purchased a domain steakovercooked.com to replace the domain zhihua-lai.com in Jan 2016. I do a 301 redirect in zhihua-lai.com/.htacess RewriteEngine on RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^zhihua-lai.com ...
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Remove the entire website using removal tool

In this old video Matt Cutts says that if you blocked the website in the robots.txt and want completely remove the website from search results, use removal tool. How can I do actually this: just time ...
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Remove URLs - Site Removal instead of Web Page removal

Can somebody please advise why www.example.com/?p=1 comes up with Site Removal rather than Webpage Removal when I submit the URL in Webmaster Tools? It is the Hello World! post that came installed ...
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After submitting a site removal request with Google, the tool is showing severe health problems, how do I re-include my site in the index?

I had a major issue in the last week where a site was found to be showing huge numbers of pages that it shouldn't have been. Naturally Google indexed all of these pages! Rather than manually remove ...
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Removing full site from Google index

I want to remove the contents from Google index. Google index include my websites huge number of pages indexed in Google index about 5,000,000 pages earlier but now left pages are 3,025,000. I have ...