Sometimes you need to get multiple URLs out of the Google search results, either because you’re cleaning up old content, or perhaps you got hacked, or for whatever reason, you want them gone.  Google Search Console lets you remove them, but only one at a time, which can take forever.

A couple of years ago a guy in San Francisco wrote this Chrome extension at Github for bulk URL removal. It’s easy to use and there’s no limit to how much time this COULD save you.

Chrome Extension to remove bulk URL's from Google SERPs

To be clear, this will  *not* remove them from Google’s index  – only from Google’s search results.

The URL removal tool does not remove URLs from the index, it removes them from our search results. The difference is subtle, but it’s a part of the reason why you don’t see those submissions affect the indexed URL count. Google’s John Muller can clarify the semantics.

How To: The Process

  1. Open Chrome
  2. Visit Github to download the Bulk URL Removal Chrome extension
  3. Visit Webmaster Tools > Google Index > Remove URLs
  4. Enable the Chrome Extension
  5. Refresh the Webmaster Tools “Remove URLs” page
  6. Select your choice from the dropdown
  7. Upload your list of URLs

Here’s a 2 minute video showing how to use the extension:

 

 Download the Chrome Extension from Github

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