| 10:12 pm on Jul 19, 2011 (gmt 0)|
I was just catching up on that earlier today. Anyone with a Webmaster Tools account could remove a URL from the Google index - even on other domains. That's a security hole you could drive a truck through!
| 1:03 pm on Jul 20, 2011 (gmt 0)|
That's amazing... I wonder how long it's been like that.
| 1:43 pm on Jul 20, 2011 (gmt 0)|
Wow! I wish I knew I could have removed www.google.com...
| 2:14 pm on Jul 20, 2011 (gmt 0)|
But, wouldn't WMT list urls removed by others? That one is a real serious issue...how on earth can you write a program that allows you to remove urls from a domain for which you are not added as an owner? simply BS...
| 2:56 pm on Jul 20, 2011 (gmt 0)|
Man I coulda had some fun with that, too.
[sadly shakes head]
| 8:04 pm on Jul 20, 2011 (gmt 0)|
|Man I coulda had some fun with that, too. |
Goog is coming through logs no doubt to look for those fun loving people ;). Payback gonna be a b*tch.
There have been some reports of people being deindexed and weeks /months later desperately asking for help on Google support forums. Shows the need on top of things or everything can be gone in one shot.
| 8:22 pm on Jul 20, 2011 (gmt 0)|
WMT is a very useful tool, but a bug like this one is almost unacceptable.
I see now the function can be used again. I will test tomorrow against my competitors :)