A new tool named the removals tool has been launched by Google within the new Google Search Console. It helps you out with several things, including, temporarily blocking search results from your site and managing SafeSearch filtering.

You can access the tool here – https://search.google.com/search-console/removals

This Google help document Temporary Removal of URLs should help you in case you have any further queries.

Temporary Removal of URLs

With this tool’s help, you can request temporary removal of specific URLs on verified sites. There are two types of removal requests available:

  • Temporarily Remove URL – This request will hide the URL from Google Search results for about 6 months and clear the cached copy of the page.
  • Clear Cached URL – With this request, the cached page of the URL will be cleared and the page description snippet in Search results will be wiped out till the page is crawled again.

Here are a couple of screenshots to help you understand better:



Outdated Content Section

All the information regarding the removal requests made using the public Remove Outdated Content tool can be viewed in the Outdated content section.

Anybody will be able to use the provided information to update search results showing information no longer available on the page.

Take a look at this screenshot:


SafeSearch Filtering

To debug SafeSearch is often a task for SEOs and Webmasters. This tool will quickly help you see whether your content got blocked as a result of being tagged as adult.

“The SafeSearch filtering section in Search Console shows a history of pages on your site that were reported by Google users as adult content using the SafeSearch Suggestion tool. URLs submitted using this tool are reviewed, and if Google feels that this content should be filtered from SafeSearch results, these URLs are tagged as adult content.” Google said.

Here’s a screenshot:


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