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How to remove indexed pages from google?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by jhakasseo, Mar 16, 2013.

  1. jhakasseo

    jhakasseo Senior Member

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    Hello BHW,

    I have ecommerce website with hundreds of products.
    Client has changed the website url structure and parmalinks of whole website.
    So, if I open old indexed pages from google it shows 404 error.
    I want to remove all those pages. I know there are tool in webmaster but I want to do it all in once by removing multiple websites from google.

    ie. http://www.example.com/wholesale/ in this there are hundreds of sub-products in this wholesale category and same with rings and other pages.
    http://www.example.com/rings/

    So, can any one please help me guide how to remove multiple products from google.
     
  2. Abdulwahab786

    Abdulwahab786 Newbie

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    Find all the pages of your website which u want to remove and add all these pages links in robot.txt file.
     
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  3. jhakasseo

    jhakasseo Senior Member

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    Just by adding those pagaes to robots.txt file will remove from search?
     
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    SolidTactics Power Member

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  5. Ravinostradamus

    Ravinostradamus Regular Member

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    It's for poor incoming links
     
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  6. Swarm

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    Yes, if you want to get rid of pages from the index, disallow them in your robots.txt file. It will take some time for those pages (maybe as long as a few months) but if you disallow them eventually they will disappear from the index.
     
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  7. jhakasseo

    jhakasseo Senior Member

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    If I have rings.html and wholesale-rings.html page both are indexed in google one is old and second is new so is this some kind of issue for my issue in term of landing page.
     
  8. demanz

    demanz Newbie

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    If just the permalink structure has changed (the pages have just moved) you would be better off to do a simple 301 redirect in the .htaccess file to the updated url structure.

    Cheers

    D
     
  9. jhakasseo

    jhakasseo Senior Member

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    yes it is redirected to the new url but both pages are indexed in google. So Do I need to remove old one or I just leave it.
     
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    If you have the 301s in place and you have checked they are working correctly, then there is no problem the old pages will be dropped from the index in due course.

    Cheers

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  11. ReggaeShark

    ReggaeShark Elite Member

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    your main concern is the 404 error if I'm right ?

    just 301 your 404 pages to home page from htaccess..


    Code:
    ErrorDocument 404 /redirect.php
    
    
    where redirect.php contains



    Code:
    <?php
    Header( "HTTP/1.1 301 Moved Permanently" );
    Header( "Location: http://www.domain.com" );
    ?>
    
    
     
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  12. Schvamp

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    If you've made a proper redirect just leave it, google will drop it after a while :)
     
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  13. white_wolf

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    As someone else said above me, the process of removing links from the Google index takes a few months. Once you 301 the old page to the new one, I would suggest you to login to Webmaster Tools once or twice a month and mark the 404 and Not Found errors as fixed.

    You can do this by going to the Health > Crawl Errors. From there on, select the Show 500 rows option to display as much errors as possible. Tick the select all box and then click on Mark as fixed button. By doing this you will find less errors in WT each month, helping you to see how many of those links are still there.
     
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