Contact a site's webmaster

Webmasters control websites and the content on them.

To remove content from a website, you usually need to contact the person who owns the website (the webmaster). Even if you found the objectionable content using Google, Google doesn't control the content on websites that show up in search results.

Why contact the webmaster?

Even if Google deletes the site or image from our search results, the webpage still exists and can be found through the URL to the site, social media sharing, or other search engines. This is why your best option is to contact the webmaster who can remove the page entirely. If a photo or information shows up in Google search results, it just means that the information exists on the Internet and it doesn’t mean that Google endorses it.

How to contact a webmaster

There are several ways to contact the owner of a site:

  • Contact us link. Find a 'Contact us' link or an email address for the webmaster. This information is often on the site's homepage.
  • Find contact information using Whois. You can perform a Whois ("who is?") search using Google. Just go to google.com and search for whois www.example.com. The email address to contact the webmaster can often be found under Registrant Email or Administrative Contact.
  • Contact the site's hosting company. The Whois search result usually includes information about who hosts the website. If you're unable to reach the webmaster, try contacting the site's hosting company.

If the webmaster has already made the changes you requested to a site that appears in our search results, you can request that we remove outdated information by submitting a webpage removal request.