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GWT's link removal requests

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by dinkish, May 29, 2013.

  1. dinkish

    dinkish Power Member

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    I've got one shared web host and several domains running from different directories.

    I can see duplicate content in Google, as it listed http://www.domain.com/otherdomaindir/ as well as the desired http://www.otherdomaindir.com/.

    If I was to remove domain.com\otherdomaindir through the Google URL Removal request, would this delete the indexing from http://www.otherdomaindir.com or only delete http://www.domain.com/otherdomaindir/ from the results?

    I've never had a reason to use the removal request, so I want to make sure I'm not being a retard before I take action.

    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. dinkish

    dinkish Power Member

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    If I can figure out how to reitterate my question, can someone help me?
     
  3. sumit60

    sumit60 Newbie

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    What u can do is contact your hosting provider and tell him to stop the directories to access, It can be done via htaccess file. U can also tell google to not index those directories.

    If directories are already index then u can use google url removal tool and u can give request url to be removed. It wont remove entire directory it will only remove the selected page. Please make sure u dont select entire domain while giving request.
     
  4. WayneInc

    WayneInc Senior Member

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    you can do by editing the htaccess file..just google it and you will find how to do that
     
  5. dinkish

    dinkish Power Member

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    I've added the directory to the robots.txt so no further crawling through my main domain into that directory will happen.

    My concern is that if I request removal of that directory from my main domain through Google, that the other site will be deindexed (www.mainsite.com/directory = directory.com)

    I'm still confused how this works. I've never shared domains off of one web host before and didn't think of this issue occurring as I never linked to the directory off of my main site, only through the domains.

    Any further support would be appreciated.

    Thank you!
     
  6. dinkish

    dinkish Power Member

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    Still looking for someone who knows the answer

    *bump*
     
  7. ReggaeShark

    ReggaeShark Elite Member

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    contact your hosting providers.. they'll fix this for you..
     
  8. dinkish

    dinkish Power Member

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    I'm more wanting to know how to do this myself if possible. I'll contact tech support, but if it's a simple htaccess modification i couldn't find a specific result in google.

    Thanks for the help!
     
  9. dinkish

    dinkish Power Member

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    What I was requesting is called a root change. Just a FYI in case others have addon domains that experience this issue and find this thread.