chrisv1963 - 6:42 pm on Jul 7, 2011 (gmt 0)
Therefore, if you do a site search looking for dupe content, it's still in Google's index, even though we removed it and blocked those pages over 7 weeks ago.
It takes much too long before Google "cleans up" the index. At the end of March a website that copied more than 100 pages from my website got his account suspended by his hosting provider. The infringer gave up and since then his website is offline. The only thing Google sees now when checking the web pages is "account suspended" messages. This has been going on for months, but still that website is ranking for a lot of search terms. I think that this tells a lot about the quality of Google's index ... Bing removed the non-existing site from his index. Why can't Google do the same?