Remove Your Site In Google? Reinclude Takes Very Little Time

Jan 14, 2011 • 8:48 am | comments (5) by | Filed Under Google Search Engine Optimization

A Google Webmaster Help thread has a Googler claiming that if you use the remove content feature in Google Webmaster Tools, reincluding that content takes less than a few days.

Google Webmaster Tools has a feature under Site configuration > Crawler access > Remove URL that let's you remove your site or URLs of your site from Google. If you do this, Google allows you to reinclude that URL within 90 days of the request to get the content back within Google. This is called reincluding content and Google said:

When you use the URL removal tool to remove content from Google's search results, that content will not appear in search results for a minimum of 90 days. However, assuming that you have made the required changes (updated robots.txt, added meta tags, or password-protected content to prevent it being crawled) and kept them in place, it should naturally have dropped out of our index, and you shouldn't need to worry about this content reappearing later.

On that page, Google said "requests are usually processed within 3-5 business days." But the Google Webmaster Help has Jack from Google saying it "rarely takes more than a few days for the site to back in the results."

Forum discussion at Google Webmaster Help.

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