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Re: How you can remove articles from GoogleGroups' archive

On Thu, 01 Dec 2005 16:59:01 +0100, Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

Whether that actually has an effect or not, I am not sure. I tried using that
form ( http://services.google.com:8882/urlconsole/controller ) to remove
pages from Google cache. The response suggested that 5 days (at most) need
be allowed for everything (magic?) to take effect. 2 weeks later there is
still no change...

It worked for me few months ago, although it took more then 5 days. Can't remember how long.

More oddly, one can only point Google to robots.txt, which already exists.
It's seems just about as futile as submitting a site. I expected a request
for the Webmaster to implant some code in the site for ownership
verification; But no!

That's not so stupid. Usually only webmaster can modify robots.txt so that's an easy way of confirming that your request is a valid one. If you want to remove some pages - just add them to robots.txt. Besides, it makes sure Google crawlers will not index same pages immediately after they were removed :)


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