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If you delete a thread will it make the Google image disappear?

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Pantone363 Fri 11-Dec-15 13:13:58

I posted a thread a while back about my daughters forehead scar. The image is now one of the first on google if you search a fairly common phrase. Plus I keep getting PMs from people asking about hmm

If I ask MN to delete the thread does it go off Google or is it there forever 😱

ItsAllGoingToBeFine Fri 11-Dec-15 13:21:09

If the only place this picture exists is on MN, and MN deletes the thread and image I think it will eventually disappear from Google.

However, if it is currently a high ranked image, it may well have been picked up and used elsewhere, you can use a Google image search to check this.

You can also search a chunk of text from the thread to see if it has been archived by any other sites.

DawnMumsnet (MNHQ) Fri 11-Dec-15 13:27:10

Hi Pantone,

Thanks for asking about this. It's pretty much as ItsAll has explained. smile

Google can take a little while to update its cache, but once it's crawled over our site again (usually a matter of days), you'll find that the deleted thread is no longer returned in your Google search results.

You can ask Google to delete it themselves - but this may well take just as long!

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