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Launch of New Website

The owners of SubtractMe wish to announce the launch of a new UK based website over at quotationcheck.com. The site is a guide to construction and home repair prices that homeowners can expect to pay. We hope that with this information the homeowner can avoid rogue “cowboy traders” that are prevalent in the United Kingdom. […]

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Remove Cache and Preview From Google

The cache that appears in Google’s search results is the copy of a web page as last seen by Google, i.e when they last visited the page. They also show other information in the search results, including a title, snippet of text and a preview window. All of these can be updated independently of each […]

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Google Releases New Transparency Report

Every six months Google releases a transparency report which details take-down requests they have received from government agencies and courts around the planet. This latest release has shown a sharp increase in the number of removal requests from almost all countries with the United Kingdom seeing an increase of 71% and the United States an […]

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Remove My Old Website From Google

So you own a website, lets call it www.example.com and you want to remove this site from Google and replace it with your new site in another domain, something like www.anotherexample.com. Right? First things first… you should ideally keep control of your old site for at least 6 months. This is so you can set […]

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Remove a Trademark Infringement From Google

Trademarks and brand names are not always protected by the strict laws that copyright holders enjoy. If a copyright holder sees his/her work reproduced without permission then getting it removed from the search results of either Bing or market leader Google is quite easy. Trademarks are an entirely different kettle of fish. It can take […]

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Report a Google Advert

Google adverts can appear in a variety of locations around the web: Google’s search results A third party website YouTube Search results from within a third party site Gmail and other Google owned services like Maps Google checks most ads but there is usually a delay between the ad going live and a Google employee […]

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Report Phishing Websites to Google

I recently wrote a post about how and where to report scam businesses and websites. I also offered some advice on how to avoid these parasites. That post was specifically about questionable companies and their websites. If you see a site in Google’s search results that is set up specifically to steal your credit card […]

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Tell Google About Scam Rip Off Sites?

The search results you see in Google are a reflection of the Internet, Google doesn’t vet or screen businesses before including their web pages in the results. All the pages Google knows about are ranked by a computer program and manual removals are extremely rare, usually because of one of these reasons: An extreme case […]

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Why Doesn’t Google Block All Offensive Words?

This is a good question and one I have seen asked many times on several different forums during the last year. To give you a little background here, Google has a Safesearch option that filters out adult images and adult web pages, it’s not 100% accurate but is pretty good for an automated program. One […]

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Ask Bing to Remove Copyright Infringing Material

If you have done a search on Bing and seen some of your copyright material on display then you have a few options. If  Bing is gathering the content from a web site that you own or have control over, then it’s easy to get it removed. You first need to either remove the content […]

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