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How to remove a forum directory from Google's cache

1:34 pm on Aug 19, 2010 (gmt 0)

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Hi everyone, I'm new here.

I have a queston about removing Google's cache. I hope it's in the right forum area.

I've posted a queston on Google's webmaster central, but haven't gotten an answer. So I thought I'd ask it here.

My website is: [dirtydozensbunker.com...]

I am running a forum, using vBulletin. I have made the General Discussion area viewable only to logged in members. That is this area: [dirtydozensbunker.com...]

However, all of the threads which were previously posted still show up in Google's cache. I am wanting to delete all of them from Google's cache.

Yesterday, I used Google's webmaster tools to generate a robots.txt to stop robots from crawling that part of my forum. (I did upload that robots.txt to the appropriate place on the server).

Then on the Crawler Access page of Webmaster Tools I told Google to remove the URL of that part of my forum (http://www.dirtydozensbunker.com/forumdisplay.php?f=3)

This morning, I checked, and I found that Google reported that they removed that URL.

But, I checked, and I see that that directory of my forum is still in cache.

After reading further, I see that I have to write a Meta Tag to remove the cache. I'm only semi-literate in this kind of stuff. And I can't figure that out.

Could someone write a Meta Tag that would cause Google to remove the cache for the directory I'm wanting to remove? And Tell me where on my server I should put it.

Thanks much
12:41 pm on Aug 24, 2010 (gmt 0)


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welcome to WebmasterWorld [webmasterworld.com], Doggone!

put this in the <head> of the html document your forum script is serving:
<meta name="robots" content="noarchive">