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Guide to remove contents URLs from Live Search index cache

If you want to control which content gets indexedm you block them in your robots.txt file, or add a meta tag exclusion within the <head> tag of your HTML page for exclusion:

<metaname="robots" content="noindex, nofollow">

However, if the page is still alive in the Live Search index cache, here’s the steps to have URLs removed more quickly:

  1. To remove a URL at the next crawl, leverage your robots.txt file to ensure that the page to be removed displays a 404 file not found error.
  2. Fill out Live Search Support form.
  3. select Content Removal Request from the form’s drop-down list. Select one of these resulting options for removal:
    • Remove my content for pemanent URL removal. For reindexing, you’ll need to fill out a Content Inclusion Request from.
    • If you only, want to remove cached page, select Cache removal. Note this’ll not remove URL.
  4. Submit URL(s), the query used to find the URL, complete the rest of the form, and then click Submit.
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