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    YES! Finally Got Rid Of A 302 Page!!!!!


    FINALLY I have managed to get rid of a 302 page that had hijacked my title, description and showed up in my site: search.

    I have been trying to get rid of this since Nov last year, this was when my sites listings started dropping back to URLS only.

    Want to know what I did?

    Please send $10 and I will let you know.......

    Just kidding

    Ok What had happened was I got a link on a site I didn't check properly and I didn't realise that it linked out using 302 redirects. At the time this wasn't a big problem in G, but within a month or two my site homepage listing was dropped and the linking site showed up in it's place, even in a site: search.

    I removed the link on the other site but the listing just would not go away, it just stayed as a supplemental listing.

    So after lots of requests to G and crap canned answers I linked to the page with the 302 to get them to recrawl it, all with no result.

    Then I read a thread at webmaster world about ways of removing them.

    One of the ways, which is the one I tried, was to send a request to G via

    http://www.google.com/support/bin/request.py?user_type=webmaster&contact_type=remova l&submit=Continue

    On this page it says
    If you need us to remove a cached copy, please provide us with the URL(s)
    So I put the redirect URL as my URL I wanted removed and this in the comments

    Please could you remove the following cached page

    http://www.theredirectsite.co.uk/phplinks/out.php?ID=219

    As it is totally out of date and points to the wrong page
    Many thanks
    Next day got this back
    Thank you for your note. We will delete our cached copy of this page in
    the next three to five days.

    After we delete the cached copy of a page, the page's title and URL will
    continue to display for the same search queries until our robots revisit
    the site. Users will still be able to visit the live page. Because your
    information has been removed from the live page, this page will not return
    as a result for this query after our next crawl. We appreciate your
    patience during this process.

    Regards,
    The Google Team
    Guess what? the cached page was removed that day,
    they recrawled my homepage that day,
    they recached my homepage THAT DAY and
    MY TITLE AND DESCRIPTION SHOWED UP FOR MY HOMEPAGE THAT DAY!!!!!!!!!!!!



    Hope this might help someone in the same boat, I know how bl00dy frustrating this is.

    Edit:
    The hijacked listing is still in my site: search but it only shows the title, no description, nocache and is still a supp result, but that will do me just fine. As long as it does no harm as dup content.

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    • gchaney agrees : excellent tip!
    Last edited by thewormman; Apr 10th, 2005 at 04:35 AM.
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    congratulations !
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    WM... congrats... G does get some things right... after awhile. Good on ya!
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    wormy, i'm thrilled for ya! of course, for those poor souls who aren't lucky enough to get the webmaster to remove the redirect link to begin with, then the rest of the scenario is useless. But it is absolutely wonderful to know that if you can get the link removed from the site, there is hope of getting the cached copy removed from google, and the listings restored. I'm doing the happy dance for ya, wormy!

    funny thing is, i got cussed out yesterday by some twit who wanted people to submit links to his new directory that used 302 redirects, for explaining to him why he should consider not using the redirects. oh, he got so irate, calling me stupid (among other things), because he had never heard of the problem (therefore it couldn't exist). this was on another forum. another reason i stay close to home (seo chat) so much. i've never gotten cussed out here.
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    That's terrific WM! I waited like forever (seemed like it) for them to remove the dead links...duh....


    Nice tip!!!!!!!!!!
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    Originally Posted by thewormman
    The hijacked listing is still in my site: search but it only shows the title, no description, nocache and is still a supp result, but that will do me just fine. As long as it does no harm as dup content.
    Update:

    As of today the title and URL of the 302 site has gone completely from my site: search

    1 week, not to shabby...

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    Last edited by thewormman; Apr 16th, 2005 at 10:44 AM.

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