HOW TO REMOVE A SITE LINK FROM GOOGLE SEARCH RESULTS

Find below the steps and instructions on how to send a request to Google to remove a  website link from Google search results pages.

By Mau, a Senior Google Ads Specialist at eDigital.

HOW TO REMOVE A SITE LINK FROM GOOGLE SEARCH RESULTS

Removing unwanted site links from Google search results helps protect your brand image and ensures that Google users find accurate information about your business or brand. 

WHAT IS A SITE LINK?

A site link is a URL string that takes Google users to a specific page on a website.

WHY YOU MIGHT WANT TO GET IT REMOVED

Sometimes, website owners, web administrators and marketers what to remove a site link from Google search results that no longer exist.

STEPS AND INSTRUCTIONS

Follow the below steps and instructions to remove a website link from Google Search results:

  1. Use the old version of Search Console called: Google Webmaster tools.
  2. Go to the left menu and click on “Google Index”.
  3. Then click on “Remove URLs”.
  4. Then you can remove temporarily a page from the Google index by typing the URL.
  5. Viola! you have removed a page temporarily from the Google index and it should not appear as a site link.

REMOVING A PAGE PERMANENTLY AS A SITE LINK ON GOOGLE SEARCH RESULTS

If you want a page to never appear (remove it permanently) as a site link, you should follow the below steps:

  1. Implement a noindex tag on the meta robots for the page you want to permanently delete.
  2. Delete the page from your website.
  3. Create a 301 redirection to a live published relevant page on your website.
  4. Viola! Next time Google crawls your website, the deleted page should not be indexed and should not appear as a site link on your Google search results.

NEXT

CONCLUSION

Removing non-wanted site links from Google search results is important for protecting your brand reputation, enhancing the user experience and controlling your brand’s presence on Google.

Deleting outdated or irrelevant site links from Google search results can help improving SEO performance and building trust with users.

By actively managing your search results and removing unwanted links, you can shape a positive and compelling narrative about your brand on Google search results. 

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HOW TO REMOVE A SITE LINK FROM GOOGLE SEARCH RESULTS

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