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Do Not Google List

More Robust Exlusion API, Especially For Names
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While most business are fighting to get at the top of the list, both via search optimization techniques and paid search, there remain many instances where you don't want entries to be found.

While Google and other search engines provide APIs for exluding certain files/extensions form their omnipresent search, they do nothing to allow you to control the appearance of your name or for that matter URLs in other people's sites. Sometimes though you've cleared your entry from whatever site had the listing, the cache STILL retains the entry, without any explicit way to get rid of it.

theircompetitor, Feb 20 2005

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       TC, as an idea I think this is not bad, and wouldn't be that hard to implement.   

       However as a practice I'm not terribly in favor of it... I like that sometimes google points out where everyone has their dirty little fingers planted.
photojunkie, Feb 21 2005
  

       I'm not sure I understand the idea. As a site owner, you want to tell Google how to present results from OTHER sites that seem to be about your site/company?
krelnik, Feb 21 2005
  

       [krelnik], I'm addressing a privacy issue that goes beyond "my site". When googling my name, for instance, you'll find the price I got for selling my house, and the price I paid for my new one. Address is there too, I think.   

       I have no recourse with the sites that may have that information that I'm aware of. But it'd be nice to log on to a site that's aware of my identity -- similar to a donotcall site -- and say hands off my data.
theircompetitor, Feb 22 2005
  

       Still confused....are you telling Google not to gather that data, or are you telling the individual sites not to allow Google to gather it?
krelnik, Apr 06 2005
  

       Hmm, I found no home sales data for "theircompetitor"
bristolz, Apr 06 2005
  

       probably more the latter, though that's an implementation detail.   

       bristolz, see IBD for arial picture
theircompetitor, Apr 06 2005
  

       I see for once, the EU listened to me.
theircompetitor, Jul 27 2014
  
      
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