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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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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I had content removed using the google search console and removal requests because the links and images were outdated.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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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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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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Google Webmaster Tools site removal

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 ...