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Purposefully Deindexing Content Question

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by semiprodota, Feb 6, 2016.

  1. semiprodota

    semiprodota Junior Member

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    I recently started a website and hand wrote a ton of great content. However, I didn't plan ahead and my url structure is awful and I think I made my niche way to wide. I'd like to break the content up and give each category their own separate sites.

    So my questions are:

    Is there anyway that I can get the content deindexed and reuse it without penalty?

    If so, how?

    I tried to find the information here but it was difficult to find a straight answer.

    I appreciate anyone who takes the time to answer my questions and wish you all the best of luck, cheers!
     
  2. jivvust

    jivvust Junior Member

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    As far as I know you can use rel=canonical header tag to tell googlebot which content should be ranked.
     
  3. SEO Dave

    SEO Dave Junior Member

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    Just take the content off your site and it will eventually be removed from the index as well. You can reuse it.