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Is There A Way To Get Google To Unindex Pages?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by Dan Da Man, Dec 4, 2012.

  1. Dan Da Man

    Dan Da Man Elite Member Premium Member

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    I had a site which I had my programmer no follow no index pages while it was in index.php mode and he forgot to do so so pages were indexed as site.com/product.index.php and site.com/product. So I have all kinds of dup content and need to get rid of it. After the pages are already indexed I don't think the no follow/no index matters.

    Do I have to manually 301 redirect each page I don't want indexed and eventually google will unindex it?
     
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    You can do that by adding the site to Google Webmaster Tools... and submitting a de-index request.
     
  3. Dan Da Man

    Dan Da Man Elite Member Premium Member

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    But this will work for specific pages and not the whole domain?
     
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    the canonical tag should help with that issue.
     
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    I think there's an option to choose from whole domain and a specific URL.... I could be wrong though as I haven't used GWT in a while.
     
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    De-indexing through Google's Webmaster Tools might take a while. Making the pages return HTTP 404 could be faster.
     
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    Best in the LOT.

     
  9. AllOutAnime

    AllOutAnime Regular Member

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    You could either do a permanent redirect to the website as you said or make the site you want to remove return a 404 error.

    Greetings