Deindexation

Deindexation occurs when a URL is taken out of a search engine’s index. The index is essentially a search engine’s address book of the internet. You can think of it as a list of all of the pages that a search engine bot has found as it’s crawled all over the web. When a page is de-indexed, its URL is taken out of that “address book.”

In order to de-index a page in Google, you can submit a URL removal request in Google Search Console. Wait for a good few days or weeks for de-indexation to happen. The rate at which content is removed from Google’s index depends on how much bandwidth Google has and how important your website is to Google. You can  add a robots no-index meta tag within the <head> tag of a single page, as follows:

  • <meta name=”robots” content=”noindex”>