Using the URL removal tool in Webmaster Tools. Do I just use the "remove from search and cache" option or "remove directory" option?
I want to remove a couple of my hubs URLs so I can republish them sooner than having to wait three weeks to a month, but an confused as which option is better.
I use the "remove from search and cache" option. Personally, I'd go nowhere near that directory option...
Thanks Paradignsearch, I opted not to use that option either since I have no idea what it does.
The the cache also removed, do you think I can re-post the article immediately? I did a search and cant find any traces of it.
Your guess is as good as mine. There's still all the other search engines, etc. to consider. If you're posting to another content site, and they suddenly become perturbed, you can explain to them about your transferring your article from HP. Maybe even tell them in advance before you publish. It's all we can do. Whatever happens, happens.
I'm republishing here. I am switching some of my video hubs. I realize that video hubs don't show up in search as articles and my hubs are primarily articles. I republished them and got no warning from HP! I hope it stays that way...lol
It takes about 24 hours for the removal tool to confirm the URL has been removed, then you can immediately republish (just log in to the removal tool and it will clearly show the status of the URL so you can see if the removal has been completed or not yet).
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