Google Webmasters Flaw Allows You To Remove Any URL From Their Index
Sounds crazy? It’s Matt Cutts worst nightmare…
The story was reported by James Breckenridge on his blog (which is brand spanking new, I guess he wanted to get some link juice out of this)!!!!
Basically you access Webmasters Tools and use the following URL:
So we thought we’d give it a try with Alex’s bingo site (http://bingoplayuk.com/) – Alex has kindly given me permission to do this.
Here’s the URL we’re going to use:
I have access to the www.bronco.co.uk domain, but not bingoplayuk.com – so if the removal is successful it means that I could remove any URL: Facebook.com, ebay.com, amazon.com – I’m guessing Google will get it fixed pretty sharpish if that were to happen!
After using the URL above I got sent to a confirmation page where it said “This will remove all instances of http://bingoplayuk.com/ from Google search results” and asked me to confirm my request:
I clicked submit and tried it again, it’s still there, but tomorrow we should be able to see if it is removed.
James has shown a couple of examples on his original blog post, which you can read here.