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09/14/2016 at 12:02 pm #391264
How can I delete a name page that has been picked up by the search engine but shows no results. For example we are trying to delete this page http://ccasite.org/members/score-certified/name/valentina-v-hauso/
but not sure how do do this.09/14/2016 at 12:28 pm #391285
You need to login to the Google Webmaster tools and submit the url to be removed from the index.
Hope that helps!09/15/2016 at 3:38 am #391421
I did but they said that the page has to be deleted from our server. The actual connection pro link to that member.09/15/2016 at 9:41 am #391462
re: I did but they said that the page has to be deleted from our server.
Who said? There is no one to ask when using the Google Webmaster Tools. You login, submit the URL and it will eventually be removed from the Google index. It is not immediate.
As for removing the actual page, it can not be done because that is the directory page. The only way to remove it is to remove the actual
/score-certified/page. It may not be obvious but the directory page is always the exact same page you put the
[connections]on. The URL changes, but it is always the same page, so there is no
/name/valentina-v-hauso/real physical page to delete, only the
/score-certified/page is a real physical page which can be deleted. All others are “virtual.
Hope that helps!09/15/2016 at 11:51 am #391538
Google told me this on the phone. They told me that in order for them to remove it, it must be removed from the website the actual link.
Denied Outdated page removal Sep 8, 2016
As you see this was denied and when I contact them directly via phone they said that this entire link must go away to remove this information from search engines cache memory.09/15/2016 at 1:41 pm #391580
Welp, I never seen such a thing. Sounds links you trying to remove a link as part of the “right to be forgotten” and not in the Google Webmaster Tools. Perhaps they changed things. I’ve attached a screenshot of the page where you should add it. Is this the page where you have input the URL to be removed?
You can also use the robot.txt file to remove a URL. To learn more about them see this page:
This page explains how to block a specific URL:
This should do it…
User-agent: * Disallow: /name/montaro-ellis
You can test the robots.txt file on this page:
All this said … I just added code that runs very early while WordPress is loading. It check for an entry slug (‘/name/entry-slug/’) if it is not found, then it’ll trigger a 404. So, after that update is released and installed on your site, when Google crawls the page next (if you do not use robots.txt) they’ll get a 404 response and eventually remove it from their index.
Attachments:You must be logged in to view attached files.09/15/2016 at 2:49 pm #391585
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