Hi my site unfortunately had an unsecured image gallery, which a spam bot got hold of.
The image gallery is long gone but I still get the spammer bot hitting the page, over a year later. I'm assuming they're getting the links to the image gallery via search engines.
The link to the image gallery was still in the Yahoo index, over a year since its removal from my site.
Anyway, I've managed to get the link out of the Google and Yahoo index, Ask.com is next on the list. Ask.com has recently re-indexed my site but has still got the old links in it!! They picked up the new links but didn't remove the old ones.
I've searched the web master help at Ask.com but there doesn't seem to be any information on how to tell them to remove old pages from the index.
Anyone had any success with them?
Other steps I've taken:
- The long gone link is now redirected to 410 (resource gone) although its currently coming up as a 301 redirect in my access logs, I can get it back to 410 if anyone thinks it will make a difference.... possibly if the crawlers see the 410 to the image gallery they'll delete it from the index? One can hope.
Thanks any assistance!