Google has a new option for webmasters – that enables us to remove a particular information on a website from it’s search results. Vanessa Fox today released the Webpage removal tool that will enable users to delete off indexed pages from your site on Google’s index and also information/pages on other sites.
The latter part is interesting – removing information on other sites. At first look it may sound to you that anyone who wishes to remove any information from another site can use this tool. But a closer look at the tool will reveal that the information that you wish to remove from other site should be related/affecting to you. Also, the type of information that you wish to delete should be related to your personal information like -
- Your social security or government ID number
- Your bank account or credit card number
- An image of your signature
- Explicit content which violates Google’s guidelines and contains your personal information.
So anyone who does not like your site/blog cannot just go ahead and request your site to be deleted. Ha, that’s a catch there!
But it’s to wait and watch if anyone manages to get that done(deleting someone elses pages) fooling google. Doesn’t look possible but hey – it would be interesting to read.