How to Remove Pages From Google Cache

We think Google Cache is quite useful, but you might not want an old version of your web page stored on Google’s servers for various reasons. For example, maybe you don’t wish pages for discontinued products to be available.

One way to prevent the caching of your pages is with noindex and noarchive tags mentioned above. These tags are the ideal permanent solution if you want to keep the pages but never want them to be cached.

You can also ask Google directly to remove URLs from Google Cache. To do so, go to Google Search Console and click Removals in the sidebar. Then click on New Request. At this point, you have two options: Temporarily Remove URL and Clear Cached URL.

Temporary removal means that the URL won’t appear in Google search results for around six months. The cache will disappear as well. The page will be re-indexed and re-cached when it’s live again (if you don’t want that to happen, you’ll have to add a meta tag).

Clearing the cached URL is exactly what it sounds like. The cache will be removed, but the page will be cached again when the site is crawled.

If you want an old version of an updated page to disappear, this is an excellent way to do it. You can also push Google to update your page’s cache by submitting the page for indexing after you’ve changed it.

Be the first to comment

Leave a Reply