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Google removal tool: deleting by mistake

8:50 pm on Jul 13, 2007 (gmt 0)

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I send request to delete site to google removal tool by *mistake*.
I send root of http://example.com/ . This site added to sitemaps, but NOT verified. Also domain return status code 200 OK, doesn't include any disallow: / in robots.txt, and here is NO noindex tag.

But request is "pending" :((
How I can delete this request?

12:25 am on July 14, 2007 (gmt 0)

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I can't guarantee it, but my memory of using this feature is that Google absolutely requires the URL to be either blocked by robots.txt, or returning a 404 error.

If neither of these is the case then I think they will refuse your accidental request anyways.

Good luck.

12:45 am on July 14, 2007 (gmt 0)

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Elvis is definitely in the building on this question. Unless there's a 404 status, a Disallow rule in robots.txt, or a robots meta-tag noindex value, the urls should not be removed.

Also, in your Google Webmaster Tools account, you can now reverse a removal request before the 180 days expires, just in case something goes wrong here. So authenticating your site in GWT can be a very good move.

8:32 am on July 14, 2007 (gmt 0)

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Thanks :)
Yes, request status is "Denied"
"Your request has been denied because the webmaster of the site hasn't applied the appropriate robots.txt file or meta tags to block us from indexing or archiving this page."

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