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    removing pages from google


    ok - so I wanted to remove some of the completely out of date pages that google has cached (ie: they no longer are a part of my web site), but Google says that they are still there, even though I know they are not...any suggestions?
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    make sure they are gone from your server as well.
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    Originally posted by "Jason"

    make sure they are gone from your server as well.
    like i said - i know they are not there...could it have something to do with the fact that the same content is there but in a new URL?
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    Originally posted by "Darrin Ward"

    You should take a look at http://www.google.com/remove.html

    Just make sure the pages are actually off of the webserver.

    The problem with using this method is that I think it removes the entire site temporarily, not jst specific pages.
    oh s*** no! does this mean i might be out of google for a while?
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    I can't remember to be honest. The last time I used it was specifically to remove an entire site... but that page says this
    That is for an entire site though - and reading that same page made no such reference in the dead links...I do think though that you are right in not touching it for a while (although one did infortunately go through). Oh well...
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    remove pages with out removing the site


    hi,
    is there no any idea to remove pages with out removing site?
    and also tell that how much time require to remove pages?
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    I've used the Google removal tool several times in the past. They do give you lots of options and you can remove whole sites, sections, individual pages, non-existent pages etc.

    For pages that are still on the site you can remove them by adding them to a robots.txt file or adding meta tags to the individual pages.

    For non-existent pages you simply need to submit the url of the page in question you want remove. If Google tells you the page is still there where in fact it isn't it may be down to your server not returning the correct 404 headers for the missing pages.

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    Using Google's removal tool does not remove your whole site unless the url no longer exists and you ask to to remove the domain name's root, i.e. http://yoursite.tld/

    If you ask it to remove a page (http://yoursite.tld/page.html) it will do so provided the page no longer exists or you fix the page to return a 404 header - which boils down to the same thing.

    If Google's tool is telling you that it can't remove a page because the page still exists then you should take a look at it yourself - see what it returns.

    if the page in question is a .php document, you could try recreating it with ONLY this content :

    Code:
    <?php
    header("HTTP/1.0 404 Not Found");
    ?>
    and then try the google remove thing again.

    I've not tried that - I've never needed to, but it could work...

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