Google Search Console URL Removals Take Less Than A Day

Jun 19, 2018 • 7:43 am | comments (0) by | Filed Under Google Search Engine Optimization

Google Eraser

Everyone knows Google Search Console has a removal tool, they launched it back in 2007, so before most of you were into SEO. But did you know how long it takes for Google to remove a URL after someone requests removal via this tool?

Google said it generally takes less than a day for the URL to be removed. Google said on Twitter "this generally takes less than a day" but if you expect it to be gone within 30 minutes, Google said that is "probably a bit optimistic."

Deal is, even after you do the removal request, it only lasts up to 90 days. If you want it to be removed permanently make sure to use a 404 (Not Found) or 410 (Gone) HTTP status code on that page.

Forum discussion at Twitter.

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