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Files associated with deleted post still available on the internet

  1. I deleted a post on in January which had two powerpoint presentations associated with. The files are still available to search engines even though they do not show on the blog. How do I get the files removed as they are causing me an issue?

    The blog I need help with is

  2. Hi there,

    See here first bulk delete images & media
    Then here's how to permanently delete Trash from your uploads folder >

    IMPORTANT NOTE: Deleting blog content does not remove it from the SERPs (search engine page results). Google and Bing only clear their caches of deleted indexed content that produces a 404 (page not found) every 3 - 6 months.

  3. Thank you this sorted my issue. It took up to 48 hours for the files to be actually deleted by WordPress after doing a delete permanently.

  4. You're welcome. Note it takes time for caches to be flushed here, there and everywhere on the internet.

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