Hi guys, I tried looking up what I’m experiencing, but don’t really know what to look for. My WordPress site goes by the url kiefferceramics.com and the site itself is labeled with my name because that is how most folks search for my work. I noticed doing a Google search that this “apology” below is listed on the first page of Google’s ranks when searching for my name (Kristen Kieffer). My WordPress site is indeed listed first, but what is this phrasing –seemingly from WordPress– and can I do something about [eliminating] it? Thanks for thoughts.
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Oh, and not to mention that there IS a WordPress site about Kristen Kieffer, though I don’t have my name as a tag. I actually purposefully took my name off as a tag to try to get rid of this message.
WP.com will need to issue a 404 response for these pages, but I doubt they will modify their pages since that’ll just remove the page from Google and be one less page that users might get to WP.com from.
However, all it would take would be for anyone at WP.com to tag any post with your name and then that page will be activated again with real links to pages.
Thanks for the response, James. I guess I’m unclear if this is something I can change without WP? Or, if I need their assistance, how do I go about helping that along to eliminate what looks like a kind of error message?
It’s not really an error message and it’s not really an error. You can’t do anything about it, so you’ll need to contact WP.com support (click support link at bottom of pages).
But, it’s really a google caching issue. If WP can issue a response (such as 404) then eventually Google will remove that page from it’s search index.
However, I think it’ll be hard to impossible to get it removed. Good luck though.
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