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. Digital Marketing Specialist at eDigital.

HOW TO REMOVE A SITE LINK FROM GOOGLE SEARCH RESULTS

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.

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