Need Google To Remove Third Party Content? Check This Link Out:

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http://www.webpronews.com/topnews/2009/01/31/how-to-get-google-to-remove-third-party-content-for-you

It is always nice to know that there are situations that arise where you can get cooperation from a giant like Google. I enjoyed the article I've linked to and believe you will find the content interesting and very useful.

I am going to quote Jason Lee Miller on 6 points of order: Google will consider a removal request for problem content or problem sites in its search results: (1) If the site is a spam site. (2) If a webmaster believes the site is engaged in buying or selling links that pass PageRank. (3) If the content posted constitutes copyright infringement, which will require a DMCA take-down request. (4) If the site is believed to house malware (viruses, malicious software, phishing, etc.). (5) If a webpage contains personal, private information, request for removal can be made via the URL removal tool. You can read more about it here on WebProNews.

I previously complained about real estate RSS feeds being used to pull traffic to a bunch of hoochies. If you discover you have a problem like I did, it's nice to know that all you have to do is ask Google for a little help.

How awesome is that? Very cool. :-)

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Bill Gassett
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I am a subscriber to web pro news and read that article C. It is excellent.

Jan 31, 2009 04:57 AM #1
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Gary Woltal
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It's great Carolyn that Google has policies in force to work with you.

Jan 31, 2009 08:16 AM #2
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Audrey June-Forshey
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C, thanks for the heads up, heading there now.

Jan 31, 2009 09:25 AM #3
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Richard Weisser
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Carolyn...

I have been noticing my posts being butchered and appearing on spam sites, but didn't know that I could do anything about it!

Thanks for the tips!

Jan 31, 2009 10:28 AM #4
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Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
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C - I'm glad you had some success getting Google to pull third party content.  I've had a little experience with them, and find they can be hit or miss.  It's been awhile since I last asked them for assistance, so perhaps they have decided to become more responsive.

Jan 31, 2009 01:52 PM #5
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Maria Morton
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By "hoochie" are you referring to a sexually promiscuous young woman or is there another meaning I'm not aware of? I don't understand the relationship between hoochie and real estate.

Jan 31, 2009 02:28 PM #6
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C Tann-Starr
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Bill, I really enjoy that website and subscribe too. :-)

Gary, I've noticed that the more I work the social media, the more people swipe my stuff. Running after photographs can be tiring, demanding people stop using your service and trade marks is quite a chore.

Audrey, you are very welcome. :-)

Richard, glad it was useful. :-)

Myrl, I am glad they are being more helpful. I could use all of the help that I can get. :-)

Maria, a porn site with "naughty housemates" is running Realtor RSS feeds as Black Hat SEO invisible ticker-tapes in the background to redirect Realtors Google juice. That totally whomps. I do not want my active rains posts generating traffic for a porn site. In 150 countries I am the only Tann-Starr so they are sooo busted.

Feb 01, 2009 03:03 AM #7
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Jennifer Fivelsdal
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C - I appreciate this information, I too had an issue over a year ago and did not know how to get it resolved.

Feb 01, 2009 11:05 AM #8
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C Tann-Starr
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Jennifer, it can be time consuming and very difficult. I was also happy to discover REMAX will enter the fray if they are using their registered trade mark without permission. :-)

Feb 01, 2009 11:35 AM #9
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Great info. I never would have even tried to solve a problem like that with Google--I wouldn't expect a response much less a fix.

Feb 01, 2009 02:04 PM #10
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Susan, Google appears to be willing to stop indexing pages, which is huge because the site wont be easily found (LOL). They also will forward information to an ISP if there is a serious problem.

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