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[edited by: partyark at 7:57 pm (utc) on Jun 10, 2013]
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I have a vague memory that Google is supposed to not play well with 410s.
If the crawl-and-noindex doesn't do it, perhaps try a 404 for a bit and see if it helps?
If you do b) Google says "Hey this page is GONE I better remove any links, but I'll still hang on to the page content just in case."
To be clear, robots.txt is correcly disallowing any crawling on widgetworld.com (the bogus domain). Apart from robots.txt (200) it has been 410'ing all requests for anything some time.
joined:Oct 24, 2011
So how do I encourage Google to go and look again at the pages and completely remove them from its index?
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