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Remove MindTouch content from Google Search

Over time, content indexed by Google may become out of date and it may be necessary to request removal of MindTouch content from Google. For example, if an administrator deletes a page in MindTouch then it may need to be manually removed from Google's search results.

Stop Google from indexing a page

Part 1 - Sign up for Google Search Console

Site administrators can verify ownership of their site with Google, and then request URLs be removed or a site be fully reindexed for Google search purposes. Go to Google Search Console (formerly known as Google Webmaster Tools) to register.

Part 2 - Verify your site

From Google Search Console, verify your site. For Google to successfully verify your site, your homepage must be public, and your site cannot be private.

  1. Webmaster Tools provides several options and we recommend choosing the Alternate methods > HTML tag option.
  2. Copy the HTML meta tag provided by Google.
  3. Add the meta tag to the <head> section of your MindTouch site:
    • Navigate to Control Panel > Branding > Custom HTML.
    • Add the HTML meta tag provided by Google in Page HTML Head.
    • Click Save.
  4. Return to Google Search Console to complete verification of your site.
Part 3 - Request pages to be removed

After your site has been verified by Google, follow Google's instructions to remove URLs from their search results.

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