11638898 submission Submission + - www.timesonline.co.uk de-indexed from Google (brentdpayne.com) Submitted by whencanistop on Wednesday April 21, 2010 @07:31AM whencanistop writes: I'm sure I'm not the first to point this out — but The Times recently announced that it was going to put itself behind a pay wall (for when The Times does go behind a pay wall and you can't see that article, here is a link to The Guardian's article on it). Now Google has apparently decided that it is going to remove The Times from its search index (just in case they get put back) so that users will not be able to find it by natural search (it still seems to appear in Google News). Interestingly this doesn't appear to have been done by The Times as there is nothing in its robots.txt that states that this should be disallowed. To prove how annoying this actually is, I had to go back to my blog to find a link to that article stating what The Times is doing because I couldn't find it in Google. It's also worth pointing out that in Google.co.uk, if you search for "The Times" you now get pointed to the new domain and not the old one.