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Delete an old Blog
August 15, 2019
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Sue Hepler
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I need to delete an old blog from 2012.  If readers do a google search for Palm Creek Softball, they may wind up at this old blog.  We want them instead to wind up at http://www.palmcreeksoftballte…..ogspot.com

Need to delete that old blog.  Any ideas?  No one seems to have a password that will get us there.

August 18, 2019
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I assume you’re talking about this one: http://palmcreekballteams.blogspot.com/ that needs to be deleted?

It’s done in the blog’s settings, other, delete blog. But it sounds like you’re saying that no one has ownership and can get to the blog settings? I see it has a post as recent as March 2019 – who did that.

I have access to several Palm Creek blogs that I helped set up, but the softball team does not seem to be one of them.

August 19, 2019
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This is the one that needs to be deleted.  http://palmcreeksoftball.blogspot.com/

 

Too many people are doing a google search for palm creek softball and wind up at the old one above.  We want them to go to:

http://palmcreekballteams.blogspot.com/

August 19, 2019
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I see that palmcreeksoftball.blogspot.com is owned by palmcreeksoftball@yahoo.com. You could try sending an email to that address and see if anyone reponds … doubtful I know, but worth a try.

Meanwhile, I’m checking to see if there’s any way Google can remove it from searches.

August 19, 2019
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I can’t find any way to delete a blog or remove it from search results unless you can get access to the account or at least verify that you are the account owner.

You can try to recover the PalmCreekSoftball@Yahoo.com – if someone from the softball club now could

  1. go to https://myaccount.google.com/
  2. try to log in with the username PalmCreekSoftball@Yahoo.com  (yes, that looks like a yahoo account, but it’s a yahoo address being used as the user name for a google account)
  3. try any ideas for the password – if nothing works, click the forgot password link and follow instructions

If you can’t get in, here are instructions from Google on how to ask them to delete it for you. – here you will have to show that “you” – PalmCreekSoftball@Yahoo.com – are the sole author of the blog.

y’know – when I google for palm creek softball – I don’t get that old one until result #10

Last thought – you could buy the domain name PalmcreekSoftball.com and attach that to your new blog – that would make it more likely that people will find it.

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