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Old 12-07-2007   #1
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Google URL Removal Tool - For a subdomain?

Does anyone know how to use the tool to remove a subdomain? It doesn't seem to be one of the options in WMT.

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Old 12-10-2007   #2
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Re: Google URL Removal Tool - For a subdomain?

How do you mean remove a subdomain?
To stop the spider just add it to the robots.txt file and include the nofollow, noindex tag in all head tags of that subdomain.
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Old 12-10-2007   #3
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Re: Google URL Removal Tool - For a subdomain?

Right, and thanks - this will clear it up but will take a long time. In this case a sloppy programmer has already allowed a subdomain to get indexed that urgently needs to be removed. WMT seems to make no allowance for subdomain removal at all.

I did find that the public URL removal tool lets you remove subdomain pages, but only one-at-a-time. So that's what we ended up doing. I guess the WMT people haven't thought about subdomains yet.
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Re: Google URL Removal Tool - For a subdomain?

Funny there was some talk of this at PubCon last week.
http://www.seroundtable.com/archives/015621.html
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Re: Google URL Removal Tool - For a subdomain?

Frank, thanks for pointing out that article, it's about time they fixed that but it doesn't really address URL removal.

Actually I'm glad this thread is still alive because it made me do some more thinking....one thing I didn't consider would be to create a WMT account for the subdomain. Duh.
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Re: Google URL Removal Tool - For a subdomain?

Dang, it's so obvious that my head spun around. Let us know how it works.
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Re: Google URL Removal Tool - For a subdomain?

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how did that subdomain removal work out for you ?
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Re: Google URL Removal Tool - For a subdomain?

As far as I remember it worked out but that was like 100 websites ago ;-) I will have to check with the team, will update if it didn't work.
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HI

thanks for using your link and to post......

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Re: Google URL Removal Tool - For a subdomain?

JohnW, try contacting them. Mail is the best option. Google may remove the folder from its database. And be sure to use robots.txt next time.
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Re: Google URL Removal Tool - For a subdomain?

Seems that the way to do it is to create a WMT account for the subdomain, then remove it.
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Re: Google URL Removal Tool - For a subdomain?

John i understand what you mean to say, but i didn't tried to remove a sub domain yet from the GWT URL remover tool. Will soon check out and if i'll find any thing helpful, than surely will let you know.
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