I've been dealing with this shitty website called Manta. They appear to be a directory of businesses and professionals, and the gimmick is they want you to join and pay a hefty fee for the privilege of having a profile on their site. The problem is that they create a profile of you without your permission. They had a "profile" of me up on their website under two different spellings of my name, both with incorrect contact information and both with incorrect practice information. They also showed up on the first page of google hits for my name. When I first contacted them they said I had to join to edit my profile, but I had no intention of signing up for some crappy service that's going to spam me, and I don't want a listing there at all because I would rather not have some third party with a site that comes up on the first page of google about me. I was able to contact somebody in customer service and finally got it taken down, but it's still showing up in the google search page, and while the link doesn't work there's still a cached copy available.
Does anyone know of a way to alert google to fact that the page has been taken down and should be removed from the search engine? I assume it will disappear after a certain period of time but if I can speed up the process I'd like to do so.
Also has anybody else had to deal with this kind of garbage? I can just imagine Manta was spamming the hell out of google to get those pages to get up so high in the search results. I have a fairly uncommon name and I'd like it to remain garbage free in search results for my career's sake. I don't mind a LinkedIn page but I signed up for that one voluntarily.