Removals Tool in Search Console: Google are pleased to announce that they are launching in Search Console a new version of the Removals report which allows site owners to temporarily hide a page from appearing in Google Search results. The new report also provides information on pages that have been reported through other public Google tools on your site.
There are various tools available to monitor and delete information from Google, in this post we will concentrate on three areas that will be part of the new Search Console study: temporary removals, obsolete content and filtering requests for SafeSearch.
3 Ways to use Removals Tool in Google Search Console:
#1 : Temporary removals
A request for temporary removal is a way to remove specific content from Google Search results on your site. For example, if you have a URL that Google Search needs to take off quickly, use this tool. A successful petition lasts about six months, which should be enough to find a permanent solution for you. You have two different types of requests:
- Temporary removal URL will remove the URL from the results of Google Search for about six months, and clear the cached page copy.
- Clear cache URL clears the cached page and wipes out the Search results page summary snippet until the page has been crawled again.
#2 : Outdated content
The segment on outdated content provides information on removal requests made via the public Remove Outdated Content tool, which can be used by anyone (not just site owners) to update search results showing material that is no longer present on a website.
#3 : SafeSearch filtering
Search Console’s SafeSearch filtering feature provides a list of pages on your site that were classified as adult content by Google users using the SafeSearch Suggestion tool. URLs submitted using this tool will be reviewed, and if Google feels that the content should be filtered from the results of SafeSearch, these URLs will be tagged as adult content.
I hope you understand the new report will be clearer and more useful to you. As always, please let me know if you have any comments, questions or feedback to help community or Twitter, either through the Webmasters.