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Old 07-27-2011, 11:48 AM
 
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[SIZE=3]Remove the name in a web site[/SIZE]
[SIZE=3]A web site has my name showing up when we do Google search. I contacted them ask them to remove my name and they mentioned they may not be able to remove it. Is this not a privacy concern? What are my options? Anybody can give any information on this? Thanks in advance.[/SIZE]
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Old 07-27-2011, 02:15 PM
 
Location: Greenville, SC
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If by "them" you mean you contacted the web site that had a mention of your name, they can remove your name but that won't affect Google's caching of the page in search results. Assuming the site has removed your name from their page(s), here's how you go about requesting that Google scrub it from search results:

Remove a page or site from Google's search results - Webmaster Tools Help
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Old 07-28-2011, 01:04 PM
 
Location: Tyler, TX
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What's the problem, exactly? In what context is your name is being used that you're finding objectionable? It's hard to advise you without having at least some basic information. How do you know that it's even *your* name, and not someone with the same name?
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Old 07-30-2011, 01:25 PM
 
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That's what I was thinking. Hopefully you don't have a name like "John Smith" or something lol
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Old 07-31-2011, 01:15 PM
 
Location: on an island
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Sites such as Spokeo and My Life do this.
There are also Zabasearch and Pipl.
I believe these sites refer to themselves as information aggregators.

I think Spokeo has a feature that allows you to remove your name.
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