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How do you deindex tons of pages?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by bartosimpsonio, Apr 3, 2017.

  1. bartosimpsonio

    bartosimpsonio Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Well I gotta new client who decided to publish 2.5 trillion pages of pure garbage and his site got hit by Panda.

    He's got about 100 pages of decent content. Probably 30% of the garbage is indexed. It's been a couple weeks since I've removed the trash content, but it's all still indexed. This weekend's index update shows a few pages deindexed, most of the trash is still indexed.

    How do I deindex 2.4999 trillion pages and get Google to keep only the 100? I've thought of moving the domain, then moving it back but I think this might get it penalized. The remove url feature on GWT is impossible, it can't be automated. robots.txt is impossible, the URLs don't have a common prefix that I could block, they're all rootdomain/yaddayadda.

    What would you do?

    Any ideas truly appreciated.
     
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    Use Disavow tool from GWT, you can upload a file containing all your links you want to deindex in it.
     
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    410 HTTP response. if you do anything else Google will assume you want the pages to be recrawled endlessly. Even if you 404 them Google will try to save them assuming it was a mistake that caused the 404. 410 is the only way to get google to purge them relatively quickly.
     
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    Why on earth would you take on a 2.5t page client without knowing what to do?