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Request Removal From Google’s Cache

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Posted by VNicks on May 19, 2013 at 2:38 pm

So you’ve got your articles back, but they’re still showing up in cache results in Google – what to do?

Remove them from Google’s cache – or more accurately, ask Google to remove them.

Get Your Posts Back: Where to Go

As usual, Google’s got all the answers. Go here:

Google’s Removal Request Instructions

Click on the Google Public URL Removal link.

Removing the URL from Google’s Cache: What to Do

Click ‘Create a New Removal Request’

Enter the URL of the article you’d like removed. This is the full URL that used to lead to your article – not just the homepage of the site where it used to be.

Google will analyze that page and then ask you to type in a word that used to appear on the page but no longer does. Put in your name or a unique word that was in your article and wouldn’t be anywhere on the site’s homepage.

Click ‘Remove cached version of this page’

Wait. Google’s pretty good about getting this done quickly, but it could take a few days to a week.


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  • On May 19, 2013 at 2:58 pm carole jones said

    Thank you! I wish this would come up on first page of Google Advanced Search “How to remove an article from Google”

    Results l I kept getting were dozens of Google customer service numbers that lead to FAQ that did not include this topic.

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