Really simple question. I do not want a Google account. I just want Google to stop making requests every 2 minutes for a URL it should never have known about (apparently Google harvests URLs from search requests as well as private e-mails, not just from actual web pages).
But when I search Google help for removing URLs it appears I have to use their "webmaster tools" which require logging into a GMail account!
How do I tell Google not to index my URL without becoming a customer?
Note: I already return 404 for the URLs in question using a rewrite rule - this appears to make zero difference to the crawler which continually attempts to fetch the page every 2 minutes.