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Old 02-11-04, 12:48 AM
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Possible to remove certain search results on Google and other search engines?

Hi All,

When I do a vanity search (search my own name) there are some sites that I'd rather not have appear since they were done back when I was in high school and they're not really relevant.

If I can't remove the search results, is there a way to possibly manipulate the way the results are listed and make it so certain websites appear first, second, third, etc.?

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Old 02-11-04, 12:58 AM
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If you control the site, you can use a robots.txt file which can block web robots from picking it up.

Here is the Web Robots page that describes the standard and also has some helpful information on how to set one up:

http://www.robotstxt.org/wc/robots.html

You might also check this out for google:

http://www.google.com/remove.html
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Or you can click Advanced Search next to the search box at google, then select Filter using SafeSearch.
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Old 02-11-04, 02:27 AM
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Thanks for the tips - what if I don't control the site? am I SOL for removing those search results?

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Old 02-11-04, 11:19 AM
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Pretty much. If everyone had access to Google's search results and could manipulate them however they wanted, Google would quickly become irrelevant.
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