Google Webmasters Flaw Allows You To Remove Any URL From Their Index

by David Naylor
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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:{YOUR_URL}/&urlt={URL_TO_BLOCK}

So we thought we’d give it a try with Alex’s bingo site ( – Alex has kindly given me permission to do this.

Here’s the URL we’re going to use:

I have access to the domain, but not – so if the removal is successful it means that I could remove any URL:,, – I’m guessing Google will get it fixed pretty sharpish if that were to happen!

And here is the screenshot of it indexed before:

After using the URL above I got sent to a confirmation page where it said “This will remove all instances of 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.

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