|Cedric85||11/19/12 9:58 AM||<This message has been deleted.>|
|Re: When will this be taken care of please? (Denied request of removal concerning inappropriate content)||Archie Watt||11/19/12 10:05 AM|
I think I mentioned before that the deleted page initially returns a "gone" response but then goes through a meta refresh to a live page, which seems to be confusing the removal tool. Since the content clearly has been removed, I'll escalate this to a Google employee to see if they can do anything from their end.
|Re: When will this be taken care of please? (Denied request of removal concerning inappropriate content)||JohnMu||11/19/12 3:19 PM|
It looks like these URLs are returning a 410 ("Gone") HTTP result code to users but 200 ("OK") to Googlebot. That would make it very hard to use the public URL removal tools, since the website is essentially telling us that the pages still exist. My recommendation would be to contact the webmaster of that website to have them submit the removal request for you (they can do this regardless of the actual HTTP result code. Additionally, perhaps you can encourage them to serve the correct HTTP result code to Googlebot.
Should they have any questions, feel free to point them to this thread. In the meantime, I'll also see if we can expedite your request despite this invalid response code.
|Cedric85||11/20/12 11:05 AM||<This message has been deleted.>|
|Re: When will this be taken care of please? (Denied request of removal concerning inappropriate content)||JohnMu||11/25/12 1:50 AM|
It seems a bit odd of Dailymotion to say that it's up to us when they are specifically cloaking the content in a way that Googlebot sees it, and other users don't. Checking your URL with a Googlebot user-agent ( http://goo.gl/yjX39 ) shows that they are showing the full content, while checking the URL with a normal browser ( http://goo.gl/LVV26 ) shows the proper removal code. To me, this seems like they are explicitly wanting to have it shown in Google's search results.
I'm happy to try to contact them about this and to see if the removals team is able to do something here regardless.
|Renan Guichard||11/26/12 7:54 AM|
Hi JohnMu, hi Cedric85,
Thank you for spotting this issue ; it's definitely a bug on our side. Dailymotion IT team is working on it right now, and will have it fixed pretty soon, I hope within the next hour.
Once the page send a 410, I'll proceeed to manual url removal through Google Webmaster Central for this page to dispappear faster from Google SERPs.
Dailymotion is a team of passionate people about what they do, and we do not intent to manipulate search engine rankings doing cloaking or any other black hat SEO.
Cedric85, be sure we're deeply sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused, and we do our best for this to never happen again.
|Renan Guichard||11/26/12 8:08 AM|
To keep you posted : the issue has been fixed. I've asked Google to remove the link from the search results via Google Webmaster Tools.
It will be removed pretty soon from the results.
|JohnMu||11/26/12 8:38 AM|
Thanks, Renan! That's fantastic to hear -- thanks for your quick response!