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  1. Someone has asked me to delete their name from my blog, even the cached pages. Google's instructions are to paste <META NAME="ROBOTS" CONTENT="NOARCHIVE"> in the <HEAD> section of my page. I only need it for one blog post.

    Does anyone know where I should paste it - namely, where the 'head' section is? I have almost no knowledge of code and I tried to paste it in the blog post when I switch to the "code" rather than the HTML, but it won't save with the pasted text included. Or maybe I have to wait?

    Thank you

  2. All blog templates are designed to have a header, body and footer. We are not allowed to edit our templates here and our headers cannot contain active links so I'm not clear on how you could achieve this. You could try just pasting it into the first sentence of the post but I don't know if that would work or not. Suffice to say that over time google clears their cache and the name will disappear but perhaps a more technically skilled blogger can help you with this. I'm sorry I can't.

  3. timothycooper --

    Remove the content or names or whatever else you want to not be indexed by Google.

    Then go here:

    Sign in with your Gmail account or create an account to process your requests.

    From that interface you will be able to do the following:

    "You may process your URL for removal from Google's search results. URLs will be removed after we've verified your request. Bear in mind that verification can take several days or longer and all pages submitted via the automatic URL removal system will be removed from the Google index temporarily for six months. You may review the status of submitted requests in the column to the right."

    You can remove entire sites, pages, snippets, cached pages, etc...

  4. Excellent! someone who knew the answer happened by. Thanks to Boles for posting this. :)

  5. You're welcome timethief, and while Google says it can take days to remove the content, I've found it usually just takes hours.

    This is a good thing to use in your content-protection arsenal if you find others have stolen your content and you want it removed. You can direct them to that URL and ask them to get the stuff they stole from you out of the Google index.

  6. Boles will you please check my tag. I want this thread tagged in a way that makes the foregoing application available on retrieval. Did this do it? If not please add tags.

  7. I added a few tags to this thread, timethief, that one might use to find this thread -- if that isn't what you were asking me to do, please let me know.

  8. @boles
    Yes I see them and thanks for the help. So now we can leave it to drmike to make the final choices. :)

    Merry Christmas!

  9. Okay, got it!

    Thanks, timethief, and I wish you all the best.

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