I need help and you guys seem to know EVERYTHING! I am a free lance writer and because of the way I have been treated by a particular magazine, I asked them (well, demanded) that they remove a story I wrote from their website. They did so, but if you look up my name in search engines such as Google, the link to the story still appears along with the first few lines of the story. If you click on the link it takes you to the magazine’s site, but the story is gone.
How can I get rid of these links? I do not want my name associated with that magazine in any way, but anyone doing a casual search is going to come up with it. (There are many links to this one article.)
The magazine publisher says that they have no control over the links coming up on the search engines.
What can I do to rectify this? Is there someone I should call, some professional I can hire? I truly believe that this “association” can hurt me professionally now and into the future.
Thank you in advance.