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Removing Google search results

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?

thanks!
Anon123 Send private email
Thursday, July 09, 2015
 
 
https://www.google.com/webmasters/tools/removals?pli=1

And maybe upload a robots.txt file that disallows indexing and caching of the new URL.
PSB136 Send private email
Thursday, July 09, 2015
 
 
Thanks - have submitted a request. I had already updated the robots.txt, but since I also removed the forum this shouldn't matter so much. I do intend to re-add the forum once I work out what is going on with the permissions!
Anon123 Send private email
Thursday, July 09, 2015
 
 
My only concern is that I have entered the top-level address - will it remove everything underneath? It seems to ask for the exact URL, but that would be a major pain (> 1000 posts). Surely it can be done at the directory level?
Anon123 Send private email
Thursday, July 09, 2015
 
 
OK - got it I think. Thanks again.
Anon123 Send private email
Thursday, July 09, 2015
 
 
It might remove all below, not sure.  Best that you read up on it.  I was just providing the link for a specific URL.
PSB136 Send private email
Thursday, July 09, 2015
 
 
You may wish to configure your server to return "410 Gone" for such URLs. At least this should stop indexing attempts.
Dmitry Leskov Send private email
Friday, July 10, 2015
 
 
I've had this problem in the past and solved it by uploading relevant robots.txt and also meta tags in the html. Google then removed it all from their index and caching, no need to contact anyone.

My experience is they observe properly formatted directives.
Scott Send private email
Monday, July 13, 2015
 
 

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