How to remove a website

  • A blocking robot.txt file in the top folder of a web server stops a robot like Google, which analyzes pages, from continuing;
  • To run down search results from a phased-out web domain:
    – add an index.html file containing: meta name=”robots” content=”noindex”,
    – remove a blocking robots.txt file,
    – remove an installation (such as WordPress),
    – log in to Google Search to get no more than the “noindex” html-page indexed.
  • A redirect to another web domain (in the .htaccess file) can affect search results.