Has your site been hacked or urgently needed to remove any 404 link from Google index? You don’t need to worry, Google take care of it for you. I mean, Google has a URL Removal tool to remove any of your URL from Google index for emergency cases. So, if you’re needed to remove any URL urgently, you can use this URL removal tool.
You will find this URL removal tool in Google Webmaster Tools to put the URL removal request. I hope you’re well familiar with Google Webmaster Tools. If somebody is not familiar with Webmaster tools, follow the below give steps carefully to submit a URL removal request.
Remove 404 Broken Links from Google Index
Go to Google Webmaster Tools and sign in with your Google account. Now, make sure that you’re added and verified the website whose URL you’re going to remove. If you haven’t verified the ownership, first add the website and verify ownership as instructed in Webmaster tools.
After the site is verified, look at your Webmaster tools homepage and click on the site whose URL you want to remove. On the site dashboard, navigate to Google Index > Remove URLs on the left-hand menu.
In the next screen click on “Create a new removal request” button, enter the 404 broken URL that you would like to remove and click on Continue.
Finally, in the last step, select the reason as Remove page from search engine results and cache then click on Submit request and it’s all.
Note: The URL removal tool is intended for pages that urgently need to be removed—for example, if they contain confidential data that was accidentally exposed. Using the tool for other purposes may cause problems for your site. Read more about this policy.
Google Recommends: If you have confidential or private content that you don’t want to appear in Google Search results, the simplest and most effective way to block private URLs from appearing is to store them in a password-protected directory on your site server. Googlebot and all other web crawlers are unable to access content in password-protected directories.