I saw this question posted yesterday by Jay Thompson on a post he’s trying to get removed from Google:
“I dont know how long it will take Google to de-index the post, but it should get de-indexed at some point (and if an SEO wizard is reading this, tell me what, if anything, else I can do to get it de-indexed). Below is a screen shot of my WordPress backend showing the post is set to noindex/nofollow.”
It is in reference to this page: http://www.phoenixrealestateguy.com/a-follow-up-to-my-lones-group-v-rothamel-article/
Since I know a thing or two about SEO, I thought I would help this guy out, and answer his question. I have used the nofollow command in the robots.txt to remove as well as going into my Google webmaster account (removal request tool) and removed pages that way (a site got hacked and I had to request a ton of pages get moved – so trust me, I know it works)
With all that said, Matt Cutts did a great video that really explains EVERYTHING you ever wanted to know about the topic. Hope this helps Jay!
oh and PS – if anyone else knows any other tips or tricks to include, please feel free to add them in the comments!