Hi, I started a blog on Blogspot.com.
At one point I decided that one of my blog entries should be deleted.
And I deleted it.
Problem is that this entry still shows up as a cached page in Google's cache.
What am I supposed to do to remove it from there too?
I read Google's instructions on removing your own outdated content and what they said was this"
"If outdated pages from your site appear in the search results, ensure that the pages return a status of either 404 (not found) or 410 (gone) in the header. These status codes tell Googlebot that the requested URL isn't valid. Some servers are misconfigured to return a status of 200 (Successful) for pages that don't exist, which tells Googlebot that the requested URLs are valid and should be indexed. If a page returns a true 404 error via the HTTP headers, anyone can remove it from the Google index using the URL removal tool. Outdated pages that don't return true 404 errors usually fall out of our index naturally when other pages stop linking to them. "
How do I make a non-existing page (I deleted it, remember?) return a 404 error to Google's bots?
I want to remove this entry from the internet as soon as possible. Don't want to wait until the page "falls out" automatically.