joined:May 17, 2010
I recently asked another website to remove a page from their website (I have no control over this website and no access to it in WMT) and they have now 301'd this old URL to another - this is just what I wanted. My only aim now is to see the Google cache removed for that old page as quickly as possible.
I'm not sure that asking the website to remove the url via WMT is the right way to go and assume I should just be waiting for Google to pick up the 301 and naturally remove the cache. But are there any recommended methods I can use to speed this process up?
The old URL was last cached on 3 Oct 2014 so not too long ago. I don't think the URL is linked from any other page on the Internet now, but I guess it would still be in Google's list of URLs to crawl. Should I sit back and wait (who knows how long that would take?) or would adding a link to the old URL from a website I manage speed things up? Or would it help to submit the old URL to Google's Submission tool?