Hia, not sure if I'm posting in the correct forum, so please excuse me if this is the wrong place.
When I do a websearch of my website URL I get lots of useless 'spam' results such as (without mentioning the websites concerned):
In the United Kingdom, example.co.uk is ranked 1187747, with an estimated 567 monthly visitors a month. Click to view other data about this site.
13 Best Websites that are similar to example.co.uk
insights, traffic stats and domain information
Is example.co.uk safe and reliable?
example.co.uk is ranked number 18781697 in the world according to the ****** Traffic Rank.
See the status of example.co.uk right now, and if it is down today for everyone or only for you. Instantly see if example is down or offline.
*****Register's example.co.uk whois information. example.co.uk Domain Name Records and information about who owns example.co.uk from *****Register.
Domain information. Country: Bulgarian Visit domain: http://www.example.co.uk/. Other domains in the same area.
That's just a very very small selection of the rubbish that clogs up search results.
I have never given permission for any of these companies to profile my website, and strongly object to them doing so. I have blocked many many of these companies in my htaccess, but it doesn't stop them. One of them even promotes 'free membership', but doesn't make it clear that the membership they are referring to is for their website, not mine!
A very few of these 'spam' sites offer delisting, which I have made use of, but the vast majority don't.
Apart from blocking them in my htaccess, is there anything I can do to stop these results in a web search for my website? Also, why do search engines fill up otherwise relevant results with all this rubbish ?