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How to: Desired pages to show under google listing?
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 2:48 pm on Aug 30, 2012 (gmt 0)

How can I get my website to show the specific pages that I want to show up under my listing on google (sorry I dont know what this section is called)? Please see attached screen shot so you know what I'm talking about. I've circled the area around in red that I want to update.

My website does not use a cms and it just shows 6 random pages under my URL listing. I want to be able to tell google which pages to show underneath there. I do have an account under google webmasters, places, etc. Can someone show me which one I have to do and what steps I need to take?

Thank you in advance for your advice and help

Here is where the screen shot is:



Marketing Guy

 3:23 pm on Aug 30, 2012 (gmt 0)

Those are called sitelinks.

You can manage them by setting up a Google Webmaster Tools account: https://www.google.com/webmasters/

You can't dictate which pages to show, but you can tell Google not to show innappropriate pages. Those will then no longer display and others will display in their place.


 3:41 pm on Aug 30, 2012 (gmt 0)

If I include the pages i dont want to show up, they'll still be "searchable" in google, right? In other words, if I dictate which pages to not show, will they be permanently invisible on google searches?

Marketing Guy

 4:00 pm on Aug 30, 2012 (gmt 0)

You aren't removing them from Google search, just stopping them from acting as sitelinks.

When you log into webmaster tools, go to configuration > sitelinks and enter the URL of the page(s) you want to remove in the field "Demote this sitelink URL:".


 4:07 pm on Aug 30, 2012 (gmt 0)

Thank you so much! Your teachings have been SOOOO helpful! I'm on my way to doing this now. I really appreciate your help and thanks again!

Marketing Guy

 4:11 pm on Aug 30, 2012 (gmt 0)

No problem at all, good luck!


 8:52 am on Sep 6, 2012 (gmt 0)

Use nofollow attribute while linking to a page or use robots.txt page to not to show the pages you don't want to show, hope this will help..

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