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PROBLEM: How to delete an indexed page?

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by jrblack, Jan 3, 2009.

  1. jrblack

    jrblack Newbie

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    I configured my robot.txt script wrong and google and yahoo indexed a few of my pages that I didn't want the public to see. Now those pages are searchable and I feel very uneasy about the information that is being shown.

    Is there a way to pull those page from the search engine so they cannot be searched now?! I have fixed the robot.txt file already.

    HELP!!!:(

    JR
     
  2. aмillionaírе

    aмillionaírе Power Member

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    Are they being ranked high? I would htaccess block them and for the maintime I would rename the files or hide them.
     
  3. needlinks

    needlinks Regular Member

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    Would doing a redirect help the problem?
     
  4. justmeron

    justmeron Power Member

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    thing is like google will cache them and may take a while to erase that cached copy of the page. Has to be reindexed I would think. But yea a redirect or hide them in a new folder or rename them may help for the immidiate time, (just modify your robot.txt file and add nofollow tags or no index tags on those pages) except if someone clickes on the cached link of the search results.

    Aw just read this on how to remove a cached page from google
    w3.google.com/support/webmasters/bin/answer.py?answer=35306
     
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  5. sidddd

    sidddd Power Member

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    Use google webmasters ..
     
  6. Black Hat Seo

    Black Hat Seo BANNED BANNED

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    You can contact google since the site is yours and request them to remove the cache. I made a similar error and the cache was taken down in about 4 days.
     
  7. shade

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    Rename your files then contact Google and ask them to remove the cache.
     
  8. the_demon

    the_demon Jr. Executive VIP

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    Validate your site using Google webmaster tools and put the url in the deindex. Also apply the meta tags noindex and noarchive to those pages... just google for the code.

    For immediate solution change page name or delete.
     
  9. zone69

    zone69 Junior Member

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    if you are up to no good (not that anyone here would be :) ) then it is recommended to add this tag to each page so the caching does not happen:
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    <meta name="robots" content="noarchive">
    

    Here is what you need to do to remove the page from index now:
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    http://www.google.com/support/webmasters/bin/answer.py?answer=61062
    
    hope that helps
     
  10. jrblack

    jrblack Newbie

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    Thanks guys. I did exactly what you recommended! Hopefully it works. I will never make that mistake again!

    JR