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    Hey Guys,

    What is the proper way to get rid of links that are searchable by google.

    What I am trying to do is, in the past we were creating CITY landing pages to get our local rank up in particular cities. Google would probably consider it doorway pages and am wanting to take them down. We have kept the content unique by adding tid bits on the city at the end of the page.

    Our website is ranking really well without these City pages and was wondering if it would be a bad thing to get rid of 12 pages at once. And if i do so what is the proper way to tell google not to add them in searches?

    Please advise.


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    Are the city landing pages part of your website, or are they part of someone else's website on which you have no control?

    If you have control, you can noindex the pages.
    If you have no control, you contact the webmaster of the website and request that they put the pages down. If they do not cooperate, you can use the disavow tool.

    I would be very careful though. You said that "Google would PROBABLY consider it doorway pages" which means that you aren't really sure. You also said that you are currently ranking well and that could very well be due to these pages. If your only reason for wanting to remove them hinges on "probably", then I wouldn't touch them.

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