@kalak that's a really good point, everyone can "do ok" if it's plain sailing, but if things are going south it does make a difference to be able to see and judge if the reaction is appropriate during difficulties. I have myself recently choosen a service not only based on the average good positive reviews, but also being satisfied with the firm's replies to negative comments.
Are your referring to the Lithium platform search or the search results shown by Google for content on your community domain?
In general if you want content removed you would move it to an access restricted internal board. This allows you to have the content still preserved for documentation reasons. Visitors and traffic to the old link will see a permission restriction message.
You should be very careful with removing content though as it should always be in adherence with your community guidelines. Otherwise you can quickly lose your visitors' and members' trust in hosting an open and fair discussion. You would open the classic "this community is being censored" argument.
Do you want to share why you are thinking about removing content? Maybe there's a better approach as already shared earlier in this very topic.
Do you have goole search console?
You can remove URLs from google's index if you do, its free and easy to setup.
To @Fellsteruk's point: Here's how to delist URLs from your Google search results using the Google Search Console: https://support.google.com/webmasters/answer/1663419?hl=en
...and here's how to do the same for Bing (which is also the underlying search engine for various other [mobile] services, so worth removing on both): https://www.bing.com/webmaster/help/block-urls-from-bing-264e560a
@ClaudiusHThanks for the reply. Yes, I'm referring to Lithium search. I'm trying to handle versioning. We have TKB articles for "Feature X (current version)", as well as older articles for "Feature X version 1", "Feature X version 2", "Feature X version 3", etc. The older articles are linked from the main article so that they can still be accessed, but we prefer them not to appear in search results so we can funnel everyone through the main article. I'm open to alternative solutions.
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