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Removing 404 error (6 posts)

  1. clintmyster
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Hi there,

    When I search for my site "vision tuition gold coast" on google, I sometimes get a link come up for the following:
    http://visiontuitiongoldcoast.com.au/category/uncategorized/

    It is a 404 error and can be seen when you follow the link. How do I remove this page from the search results?

    Cheers

    Clinton

  2. Pioneer Web Design
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Use Google Webmaster Tools and ask them to remove that specific URL. This is a question for Google...note: Do you have posts in the uncategorized cat? (it's used as the default when a cat is not added to a post)

  3. robgtus
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Do you have any sitemap plugin installed? It could be that you had an unauthorized post at one time and the sitemap plugin added it to the sitemap. Then Google Webmaster tools will use that and list the address. Here is how to get google to remove a url: http://support.google.com/webmasters/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=164734

  4. clintmyster
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I have WordPress SEO and Pretty Link Lite active at the moment. I checked the sitemap and it's not there either.

    I did the remove url thing with google but it's been about 2 weeks and I haven't heard back from them.

    I had two posts that weren't published however I removed them now. How long would it take google to not show this in a search?

  5. Pioneer Web Design
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    How long would it take google to not show this in a search?

    The only real answer to that is 'time and patience'. Also, make sure you are not caching any search results locally. I don't see this result and went several pages in...

  6. Pioneer Web Design
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Just a quick additional note - you could redirect folks who find this link to the home page or other page/post/cat etc.

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