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Will Google remove a page that I don’t like from its search results?

Looking to have a webpage removed from Google search results?

Is there a particular webpage on Google search results that you would like to have removed? Can one simply ask the search engine to remove it from search engine results? Those are questions that a lot of webmasters probably encounter at some point particularly if they encounter negative feedbacks or statements about themselves or the businesses that they are promoting online.

Check out the Google webmaster help video featured above to see what Google has to say about the matter.

Options for removing unwanted page results in Google

As Matt Cutts painstakingly explains in the video, the answer depends on whether you own or control that particular webpage or not. If you own the webpage then you can simply take it down and search engine results would follow. If you do not own nor control the webpage which is often the case for most people concerned, then that is where all the complications starts. The last thing people in the SEO (Search Engine Optimisation) business need are to have a bunch of negative remarks about their business on webpages that outranks their own.

Now in cases wherein you would like to have a webpage removed on Google search results but you do not own nor possess direct control over it, the best solution would be to contact and ask the person that does. Needless to say, this is rarely the option in most cases and unfortunately Google would not be able to take action under such circumstances as the search engine simply does not have the resources to investigate the matter.

In any case, simply taking the webpage concerned off the search results will not fully resolve the problem. People can still find it in other ways – direct link, social media, and other search engines. You can pursue legal options such as taking the people responsible to court or pursuing a “cease and desist” order. As a last resort, one can also look into online reputation management solutions that are designed to push problematic webpages at the bottom of search results.

 So what has been your experience removing unwanted page results in Google?

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