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    Why does my deleted Wix site still appear in search engines?


    Just like it takes search engines time to crawl and index a new website, it also takes time for them to recognize that a website is no longer available or that it has changed.

    It usually takes about a week or more for search engines to notice that a website has been changed or removed. It then takes a few more weeks for the cache to be cleared. This is typical search engine behavior and Wix does not have control over it. The amount of time that it takes varies from one search engine to the next.

    This also refers to images appearing in Google Image Search.

    You can submit a request to expedite the removal process, directly to certain search engines using their Webmaster Tools. 

    For Google Webmaster Tools click here.

    For Bing Webmaster Tools click here.

    Please note that we are unable to provide support for these requests, as this is not a Wix service.

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