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Doug Nebeker ("Doug")
I thought I would ask this here as you are a knowledgeable bunch.
I recently revamped my website, and in the process I moved our user forum. Part of this forum is a private beta testers forum which is hidden from normal users.
Somehow, during the move, the beta testing forum became public - and I didn't notice this until Google had indexed it. This was brought to my attention, and some people are complaining because there some "sensitive" information in there (not particularly, in my view but there it is).
I have now removed that sub-forum and asked Google to reindex, but the results (and cache) remain. Does anyone know if there is a way to force these results to be removed?
And maybe upload a robots.txt file that disallows indexing and caching of the new URL.
You may wish to configure your server to return "410 Gone" for such URLs. At least this should stop indexing attempts.
Friday, July 10, 2015
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