homepage Welcome to WebmasterWorld Guest from
register, free tools, login, search, pro membership, help, library, announcements, recent posts, open posts,
Become a Pro Member

Home / Forums Index / Google / Google SEO News and Discussion
Forum Library, Charter, Moderators: Robert Charlton & aakk9999 & brotherhood of lan & goodroi

Google SEO News and Discussion Forum

Removed URLs back in Google's index
used URL removal tool, but pages are back in SERPs

10+ Year Member

Msg#: 28746 posted 7:46 pm on Mar 25, 2005 (gmt 0)

I've spent a fair amount of time lately removing outdated, moved, and duplicate URLs from Google's index, using a combination of the URL removal tool, robots.txt, and 301s.

Today most, if not all, of the URLs that I removed appear to be back in the index, and some are even appearing in the SERPs.

More troubling still: several URLs that have been disallowed in robots.txt for nearly a year are showing up with caches as recent as last week. (yes, my robots.txt validates)

I could fathom a small rollback, but some of the URLs that are back include pages that have been 301d and/or robots.txt'd for over a year.

Is anybody else seeing this with their sites?

Has this sort of rollback happened before? Should I sit tight or start back in with the URL removal tool?


Global Options:
 top home search open messages active posts  

Home / Forums Index / Google / Google SEO News and Discussion
rss feed

All trademarks and copyrights held by respective owners. Member comments are owned by the poster.
Home ¦ Free Tools ¦ Terms of Service ¦ Privacy Policy ¦ Report Problem ¦ About ¦ Library ¦ Newsletter
WebmasterWorld is a Developer Shed Community owned by Jim Boykin.
© Webmaster World 1996-2014 all rights reserved