How to removal multiple URLs from Google's search results?

jhakasseo's Avatar, Join Date: Mar 2012
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Hello all,

I have a client and he is asking me to solve issue of broken links in his website. I have took some hep from one of my friend and he fixed all broken links in website but in google webmaster tool is still showing 404 not found error. I have generated new sitemap file and updated with old sitemap file in web server. I have 2000+ urls in google webmaster tool which is showing 404 not found error.

Please, help me guys with this. How to remove multiple URLs from Google's search results? Also how to add multiple new URLs to Google's search results? and how much time does it takes to crawl from google?

Thanks in Advance!!
Click SSL's Avatar, Join Date: Mar 2010
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You can easily remove that URLs for search results. Visit this support page on Google : http://support.google.com/webmasters...&answer=164734
ozsubasi's Avatar, Join Date: Jan 2012
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Google also has a help page related to the link in the last post, on which it advises:

When NOT to use the URL removal tool

The URL removal tool is intended for pages that urgently need to be removed—for example, if they contain confidential data that was accidentally exposed. Using the tool for other purposes may cause problems for your site.

Don’t use the URL tool to get rid of pages in these circumstances:

To clean up cruft, like old pages that 404. If you recently changed your site and now have some outdated URLs in the index, Google's crawlers will see this as we recrawl your URLs, and those pages will naturally drop out of our search results.
There's no need to request an urgent removal.

To remove crawl errors from your Webmaster Tools account. The removal tool removes URLs from Google's search results, not from your Webmaster Tools account. You don’t need to manually remove URLs from this report; they will drop out naturally over time.

http://support.google.com/webmasters...answer=1269119
ozsubasi's Avatar, Join Date: Jan 2012
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Also how to add multiple new URLs to Google's search results? and how much time does it takes to crawl from google?
Go to Google Webmaster Tools ( assuming you have access for the site in question) and click on the tab "Health" then "Fetch as Google" ; you can then add individual urls you want indexed, or if there are many, you can simply enter the home page and request that Google crawl all pages linked to it. However, these are only requests and Google will get many of them so you should expect an instant result.
How frequently Google will normally crawl varies with individual sites. For example a site with a history of frequent updating and which has a high PR will be crawled more often than one which does not.
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Go to Google Webmaster Tools ( assuming you have access for the site in question) and click on the tab "Health" then "Fetch as Google" ; you can then add individual urls you want indexed, or if there are many, you can simply enter the home page and request that Google crawl all pages linked to it. However, these are only requests and Google will get many of them so you should expect an instant result.
How frequently Google will normally crawl varies with individual sites. For example a site with a history of frequent updating and which has a high PR will be crawled more often than one which does not.
The website has 0 PR so how much time does it takes to get crawl from google or there is any tool do faster?

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jhakasseo's Avatar, Join Date: Mar 2012
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Go to Google Webmaster Tools ( assuming you have access for the site in question) and click on the tab "Health" then "Fetch as Google" ; you can then add individual urls you want indexed, or if there are many, you can simply enter the home page and request that Google crawl all pages linked to it. However, these are only requests and Google will get many of them so you should expect an instant result.
How frequently Google will normally crawl varies with individual sites. For example a site with a history of frequent updating and which has a high PR will be crawled more often than one which does not.
But there we need to do 1 by 1 as I 2000+ links is there any fast trick to do this
jhakasseo's Avatar, Join Date: Mar 2012
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You can easily remove that URLs for search results. Visit this support page on Google : http://support.google.com/webmasters...&answer=164734
This post saying we can remove urls but 1 bye 1, I was doing the same but I want save my time so i want to know if there is any faster technique to do this. I have 2000+ urls need to be removed
ozsubasi's Avatar, Join Date: Jan 2012
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The website has 0 PR so how much time does it takes to get crawl from google or there is any tool do faster?
PR is just one of the factors, and it may be a small one, I was just trying to explain that there are different factors involved.
Don't forget that your site is not looked at in isolation, all the other sites out there have to be crawled as well, and although it is huge Google does not have limitless resources so that it can crawl every site every day so it takes these factors into account.
The only tool for asking Google to crawl your site is the one I described in GWT.
ozsubasi's Avatar, Join Date: Jan 2012
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But there we need to do 1 by 1 as I 2000+ links is there any fast trick to do this
There isn't a fast trick, but as I explained you don't have to list them all individually, you can just enter your home page and request that all pages linked to it be crawled. However, Google doesn't necessarily crawl every page on every visit.
ozsubasi's Avatar, Join Date: Jan 2012
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For those pages which you have removed, are they replaced by new pages? If so you can use 301 redirects for them. But simply having 404 error pages isn't a cause for concern, it depends on the reason for them. You may find this article from Google webmaster Central Blog helpful, entitled "Do 404's Hurt My Site?"
http://googlewebmastercentral.blogsp...t-my-site.html