Possible Google Removal Tool Bug: "You have already made this removal request"

Nov 11, 2009 - 8:42 am 0 by

A Google Webmaster Help thread has discussion where one webmaster is having the hardest time removing a URL from the Google index. He/she used the Google Remove URL Tool only to find out that even though Google reported back the URL was removed, two weeks later, it is still there.

Susan from the Google Webmaster Central team told the individual to try again and select "outdated or dead link" option in the form. This time, the user received an error that read:

You have already made this removal request.

Susan confirmed that this was some sort of bug. Susan said:

Congratulations, you may have found a bug.

Our team is looking into it. I can submit that URL for removal for you in the meantime, since it 404s.

I believe in this case, the page has finally been removed due to Susan taking manual action. I don't think this is a wide spread bug, but just a small bug.

Forum discussion at Google Webmaster Help.


Popular Categories

The Pulse of the search community


Search Video Recaps

Google Core Update Volatility, Helpful Content Update Gone, Dangerous Search Results & Ads Confusion - YouTube
Video Details More Videos Subscribe to Videos

Most Recent Articles

Google Updates

Weekend Google Core Ranking Volatility Taxing Site Owners

Apr 14, 2024 - 8:15 am
Search Forum Recap

Daily Search Forum Recap: April 12, 2024

Apr 12, 2024 - 4:00 pm
Search Video Recaps

Search News Buzz Video Recap: Google Core Update Volatility, Helpful Content Update Gone, Dangerous Google Search Results & Google Ads Confusion

Apr 12, 2024 - 8:01 am
Google Search Engine Optimization

Google: Indexing & Algorithm Updates Are Independent

Apr 12, 2024 - 7:51 am
Google Search Engine Optimization

Google Structured Data Carousels Beta Docs Clarifies Feature Availability & Markup Location

Apr 12, 2024 - 7:41 am

Google: Ranking In Shopping, Images & Other Verticals Doesn't Hurt Your Web Rankings

Apr 12, 2024 - 7:31 am
Previous Story: Cute: AdWordsPro Sarah Bakes Cake For AdWords Forums Birthday