I'm looking after a site that is being cached by its IP.
I'll explain. Let's say the site is www.example.com and it resides at IP address: a.b.c.d
site:example.com yields all the pages of the site as it should
site:a.b.c.d yeilds some pages of the site (not all)
I am guessing this was caused by someone linking to those pages by IP. We can't say that for sure but that is what is suspected.
My question is: Will the Google Webmaster console allow us to remove the pages cached by IP? If not, how can I remove these pages but keep the ones cached by domain name in the index?
As you can probably guess, I'm wondering about duplicate content implications. I checked out a few other sites and Google generally does not show caches by IP address.
Has anyone else seen this situation before?