How to Remove Deleted Page of Your Website from Google Search Results?

Google Webmaster Tools

Website maintenance or monitoring is a very crucial part of the web development process. In other words, it is an essential and mandatory phase which decides your website's performance as well as improvement in Search Engine Result Pages (SERPs). Actually, SEO process is nothing but the development of the website, not technically but virtually it being a part of website development.

Nowadays maintaining website against Google updates or algorithms is a very critical task for webmaster because these updates not only affects website's search performance but impact on business also. So ultimately the ball comes in the webmaster's court to solve these problems and always he/she should be prompt and up to date with new technologies to overcome on these issues.

Recently one of my blog's readers Jay Sarjine from India emailed me a query about his website's search results. I put his email's screenshot as:

SEO Query

This is only a primary example of this issue because many of us encountered this problem but don't know the solution how to overcome it? So by taking into consideration, this issue Seogdk explore the guidelines to remove the deleted page of your website from Google's cache or search results.

For an instance your website name is and you had a page named which you have deleted from your website but its still present on Google's server. Now you want to remove the same from Google’s Server as well. So ultimate solution for this issue is the use of Google webmaster tools.

Guidelines to remove deleted page from search results by using Google webmaster tools

-On the Webmaster Tools home page, click the website you want.

-On the Dashboard, click Google Index on the left-hand menu.

-In the drop-down menu, click Remove URLs option.

-Then click Create a New removal request option.

-Type the URL of the page you want to be removed from search results (not the Google search results URL or cached page URL), and then click Continue.

-The URL is case-sensitive—use exactly the same characters and capitalization that the website uses.

-Click Yes, remove this page.

-Click Submit Request.


By following above guidelines you can easily remove deleted pages of your website from Google search results but it's very important and always keep in mind; to ensure your content is permanently removed or not, you need to do one of the following within 90 days of requesting removal. Otherwise, your content may later reappear in search results.

-If the web page no longer exists, make sure that the server returns a 404 (Not Found) or 410 (Gone) HTTP status code. Non-HTML file (like PDFs) should be completely removed from your server.

-If the web page still exists, use robots.txt to prevent Google from crawling it. Even if a URL is disallowed by robots.txt Google may still index the web page if they find its URL on another website. However, Google won't index the web page if it's blocked in robots.txt and there is an active URL removal request for the web page.

So friends send your feedback about this article via comments and emails. Till then take care and enjoy your life.....!!!

Gangadhar Kulkarni

Gangadhar Kulkarni is an internet marketing expert and consultant having extensive experience in digital marketing. He is also the founder of Seogdk and Director at DigiTechMantra Solutions, a one-stop shop for all that your website needs. It provides you cost-effective and efficient content writing and digital marketing services.


  1. Hi Gangadhar,
    Its cool sharing these tips with "kinggers". Many would be reminded of how deleted pages can be removed. We have a handy tool in the name of Webmaster Tool from Google.

    Applying these details means we are in for improved site maintenance and performance. Thanks for sharing!

    I have shared this comment in where this post was read and upvoted.

    1. Hello Sunday,

      Thank you for your valuable feedback about this article........!!!

      We very well know that Google webmaster tool is a great website monitoring application which not only maintain your website but also helping to your website's performance.

      Welcome again and hope to see you around.....Have a great day ahead.....!!!

  2. Hello,

    Thank you very much Seogdk for your explanation with easy guidelines which are really helpful to solve my website's search result issue in Google.

    1. Welcome Jay,

      Actually the main purpose of this blog is to share knowledge, innovative ideas and useful information to their readers.

      Thanks for your feedback and hope to see you around here......!!!

  3. I found your blog post through the IBA Bloggers website. I have removed one blog post using this technique. I was wondering how many blog posts Webmaster Tools would allow you to delete?

  4. Hello Gangadhar,
    It is really easy way to delete page from Google though Google webmaster tool.

    I used this techniques before 1 year when my blog faced some problem and I delete entire blogs.

    Anyway thanks for sharing great tips with us.

    Rana Irfan

  5. Hi Gangadhar, this is really useful information for me.I agree that website maintenance and monitoring is indeed a crucial aspect.

    Recently, I deleted many members profiles and they all show 404 status code in the GWT, so I guess that is fine. I read somewhere that people use 301 redirection to the site homepage for the SEO benefit, when should that be done?

    Thanks for the information and tips.

    ~ Vinay

    1. Hi Vinay,

      Welcome here.....!!!

      When you redirect your pages, you should always use a 301 http server redirect. This tells the search engines that the redirect is permanent and that they should change their index to use the new URL. Spammers use other types of redirects (HTTP 302 redirects and meta refresh), so they are not a good idea to use.

      Hope to see you around here and have a great weekend......!!!

  6. Thanks seogdk for this helpful post.

  7. Hello Gangadhar,

    Thank you very much for this information. I was looking for this solution.
    I am Raj working with ImmenseArt as a Junior SEO Executive. I am new in Digital Marketing field. Could you please let me know some quick useful tips to get website on Google First Page.

  8. Thank you, you have solved my problem :)

  9. Hi Gangadhar, I liked you post. I've been dealing with a similar problem for awhile now for our site. Your article helped me understand after months of not understanding what should have been obvious. Thanks!