Before you do anything, map out your existing website content via a sitemap. Decide what is dated and needs to be removed, then decide what is lacking. If you’re not sure what is lacking, place yourself in the shoes of your prospective customer or client. An authority on a topic can speak at length about it. Searchers make mental notes of the rankings for the terms they enter into Google and other search engines. Once you've decided to try and remove a link, contact whoever owns the site and ask for that link to be removed. Search engines optimize their results pages — especially their mobile search results pages — to display businesses that are located near the searcher. This is a good thing for local businesses because local online searches lead to visitors and purchases.