Google as part of their Webmaster Tools now offers several new ways to speed up the removal of your pages in Google (or the Google cache of your pages). Vanessa Fox explains that Google will remove your content from their index automatically if you e.g. send a page-not-found 404 header, “[b]ut if you’d like to expedite the removal rather than wait for the next crawl, the way to do that has just gotten easier.”
There’s also a new way to contact Google about removal of other people’s content. The form in question reads (their emphasis):
I’ve been unable to work with the site owner, but the information appearing in the search results is one of the following:
- My social security or government ID number
- My bank account or credit card number
- An image of my signature
- Explicit content which violates Google’s guidelines and contains my personal information.
Source:→ Google BlogoscopedGoogle, Vanessa Fox, Webmaster Tools, Google Cache, Removing, Contents