Msg#: 3515106 posted 7:09 pm on Nov 28, 2007 (gmt 0)
You can request the removal of a url by using a Webmaster Tools account to verify that you are responsible for the site and then using the url removal request in your account.
Because of backlinks, even "noindex" urls can show up in the search results. But in those cases, Google creates the displayed title and snippet from information that is not on the page itself. So the exact content of the url is not indexed - a strange approach to the robots noindex meta tag.
At any rate, the url removal request in GWT works.
Msg#: 3515106 posted 9:33 am on Nov 29, 2007 (gmt 0)
Thanks for your reply. The problem is that it's a cms-system I use for myself and customers, so I would have to do the removal for every domain I use the system on. I think I will try sending a 404 on that page for googlebot or use robots.txt.
Msg#: 3515106 posted 12:06 pm on Nov 29, 2007 (gmt 0)
Hold on, which page has the NOINDEX and which is the one indexed? You say it's a redirect, but is it *the* redirect or the *target* of the redirect?
In either case, I'd check the cache, and searches with the inurl: operator to make sure which URL is the one indexed. If that redirect isn't as 301 as it should be ( and more like a 302 ) Google is pretty much behaving as it should be.