Changed blog from public to private, need to clear search cache

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    beccataylor
    Member

    I started a blog intending it to be private. Mistakenly published a post before turning privacy on, and now that post is on Google (or was at least returned to someone in a Google news alert).

    Since I turned on the private status, will the next crawl from Google and other search engines remove the cached content? I can’t see how to manually update my robots.txt file, nor can I see how to add meta tags for noindex and nofollow.

    I also signed up for Google Webmaster Tools to try to remove it manually, but I can’t figure out how to verify the URL on my WordPress.com-hosted blog.

    Any guidance appreciated.

    #180191

    mark
    Staff

    You can only wait, sorry.
    We do not offer a way to clear the search engines.

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