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    How to remove specific webpages from Google Search Results?


    Hi,

    We are using Google webmaster tool. In this tool, there is an option to remove Google cached webpages. But Google is saying that , below robot meta tag has to be included to remove the URL from search results.

    <META NAME="ROBOTS" CONTENT="NOARCHIVE">

    Normally, these meta tags are called inside the <head> tag. The problem is we are calling the <Head> Tag Globally. Now, we have to remove some specific webpages from Google search results. If I use the "NOArchive" robot tag, all our webpages are excluded.

    Is it possible to include another Head tag, whether Google will recognize that?

    Is it possible to handle this issue using robots.txt?

    Please Help!, Thanks in advance
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    Originally Posted by ramki
    Hi,

    We are using Google webmaster tool. In this tool, there is an option to remove Google cached webpages. But Google is saying that , below robot meta tag has to be included to remove the URL from search results.

    <META NAME="ROBOTS" CONTENT="NOARCHIVE">

    Normally, these meta tags are called inside the <head> tag. The problem is we are calling the <Head> Tag Globally. Now, we have to remove some specific webpages from Google search results. If I use the "NOArchive" robot tag, all our webpages are excluded.

    Is it possible to include another Head tag, whether Google will recognize that?

    Is it possible to handle this issue using robots.txt?

    Please Help!, Thanks in advance
    Use this one

    <META NAME="ROBOTS" CONTENT="NOINDEX, NOFOLLOW">

    This will not only remove the page from Google Index, it will also nofollow all links in that page. If you want to follow the links and just want to exculde the page from Google Index use FOLLOW instead of NOFOLLOW
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    Originally Posted by ramki
    Is it possible to handle this issue using robots.txt?
    Yes, you can block access to these URLs via robots.txt and (optionally) then use GWT to remove them.

    NB meta noarchive simply instructs the search engines to not store a cached version of the page -- it won't remove the page from the search results.
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    You can use no-follow tag for same. If you want to give low priority for any web pages so, set priority in sitemap.xml

    Best luck!!
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    You can use robots.txt to do this. Google supplies information on how to do this and there is plenty of tutorials and robots.txt generators out there.

    Once you have done that you can submit a manual removal from the index which should speed up the process.

    Also, something to think about is how you use your META data. Having the same META description for all pages does not make any sense and is something you should work towards fixing.
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    removal request

    http://www.google.com/support/webmasters/bin/answer.py?answer=61062&hl=en
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    Originally Posted by sreenivas
    removal request

    http://www.google.com/support/webmasters/bin/answer.py?answer=61062&hl=en
    Thanks...

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