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Microsoft won't remove document from index?
Google managed it fine...

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Msg#: 3309061 posted 5:07 am on Apr 12, 2007 (gmt 0)

Is this just Live Search being responsible or not wanting to do something that would cause too much work?

They said they can't remove sites or pages unless they contain illegal content. Something about not being able to verify such requests and not depending on "manual operations" to maintain the index.

(edit - didn't want to quote directly from the email they sent me.)



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Msg#: 3309061 posted 2:25 pm on Apr 14, 2007 (gmt 0)

What were your grounds for the request?

Most SEs won't remove pages unless visibly illegal or on the basis of 'pain of perjury' requests.


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Msg#: 3309061 posted 12:26 am on Apr 16, 2007 (gmt 0)

A speaker wanted their presentation notes removed from our site, but document had been lost within the CMS system and the host wanted to charge $300 to remove a single document. It was still showing up in searches even though there was no link to it on our site.

Live Search kept answering each query with more jargon and didn't believe I was the webmaster for the site.


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Msg#: 3309061 posted 12:42 am on May 1, 2007 (gmt 0)

I have 2 pages that are dissalowed in robots.txt and return 403 (scraper bot trap pages) since they were created over 2 years ago and now rank as #2 and #4 if searched for site:mydomain.tld


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Msg#: 3309061 posted 10:52 am on May 1, 2007 (gmt 0)

If you put them in robots.txt, msnbot has no chance to see the 403. ;)

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