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Remove content about me on sites with exploitative removal practices from Google

Upon request, we may remove links to content from Google search results if the content is on sites that require people to pay money directly to the sites or to other agencies to get the content removed.

Requirements

For us to consider the content for removal, it must meet all of these requirements:

  1. You are the subject of the content in the submitted URL.
  2. The website is not a business review site.
  3. The website has removal practices that necessitate payment to the site, or other agencies, to have content removed.

Request to remove content from Google Search

You or your authorized representative can submit a request to remove links to the content from Google Search results. Any authorized representative must explain how they have the authority to act on your behalf.

Important: We only review the URLs that you or your authorized representative submit in the form.

Start removal request

What happens after you submit the removal request

  1. You get an automated email confirmation. This confirms we received the request.
  2. We review your request. Each request is evaluated based on the requirements above.
  3. We gather more info, if needed. In some cases, we may ask you for more information. If the request doesn’t have enough information for us to evaluate, like missing URLs, we’ll share specific instructions and ask you to resubmit the request.
  4. You get a notification of any action taken. If the request doesn't meet the requirements for removal, we’ll also include a brief explanation. If your request is denied and later you have additional materials to support your case, you can re-submit your request.

Frequently asked questions

The intake form has multiple options for removals. Which option do I choose?
  1. In the section for the type of content you want to remove, select Content is on a site with exploitative removal practices.
  2. Select your country of residence.
  3. Click Next.
How do I find the URL of the content I want to report?

To find the URL of the content, search for the page or image you want to report.

Learn how to:

How do I submit more than one URL for review?

Add one URL per line. You can submit up to 1,000 URLs.

Why do you ask for screenshots in the form?

Screenshots of content that’s related to you helps us identify the specific content about you. An image can have content that’s relevant to multiple individuals.

How do I take a screenshot?

You can take a screenshot on your computer or with your mobile device. You may want to take the screenshot on the same device that you use to submit the form. Edit screenshots you submit to obscure any sexually explicit portions.

Learn how to take a screenshot on your:

Important: Child sexual abuse imagery is illegal and should NOT be shared in this form. Do not take or include screenshots containing child sexual abuse imagery or any content that presents someone under 18 in a sexual way. Learn how to report child sexual abuse imagery.

How do I request removal of content that’s no longer live?

If the content no longer appears on a webpage, but appears in Google Search results or as a cached page, you can request a refresh of outdated content.

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