01 Sep WHY SOMETIMES GOOGLE SHOWS THE CONTENT THAT HAS ALREADY BEEN REMOVED FROM THE WEBSITE?
A website has lots of content that is updated periodically. A good website with useful content of high quality gets top rank in the search results of Google and all the other websites are ranked below it. However, it does not mean that those websites cannot reach the top position. To improve the rank, the content and the quality both should be improved that will improve the rank of the website. For this, you have to modify the website and maybe some pages have to be removed as well in order to keep the website updated.
However, sometimes even after removing the web pages from the website it is still shown there on Google. Why does it happen? Let us understand why this happens.
Why Google still shows the deleted content?
- It is not important to the Google
Google has not crawled that web page more often in comparison to other web pages. It can also be understood as an additional confirmation from Google where it asks” is it ok to remove the content?” This can be better explained by the fact that the search engine crawls most important and popular content. It means if it finds your content less important then it will not get crawled and the content will still be shown in Google search results.
- Google show it to satisfy user’s needs
If the user finds no search then it will be considered as a failure of the search engine. Therefore, even if the web page or content is removed from your end, Google can still display it to the user just to give a satisfactory result to the user.
Hope, you now understood why sometimes the removed content is still displayed on search results. Now you may think that how to remove the indexed content? Not every time the content gets removed quickly from the active search results and that you know why therefore you should know how to remove the content effectively.
Remove indexed content with these simple steps
- Delete the entire content– You can do a number of things to remove or hide the content. You can present the 404 page on the search engine that means the content is removed and not redirected.
- Remove internal links– If your website has pages that are linked to the page that is removed then you have to remove those links as well.
- Remove external links– Contact the webmasters and other third party sites that are linked to your site with removed web pages. You have to explain them the content has been removed so that they also remove the link which is linked to that particular content on your website.
- Block robots.txt file– Generally, people block the robots.txt file so that Google keeps crawling it but here you have to remove that block.
- Submit a Google request– Use a URL remover tool to submit a request for removal of the content from search as well as from cached results.
Using these ways you can easily remove the indexed content and Google will not show them in its search results.