We accidentally created a number of links to the same page resulting in Google indexing what should be about 5000 pages as over 100 000.
We have subsequently fixed this up, returning 404's, but google is still testing these URLs - several hundred a day - and returning these as 404 errors in webmaster tools. I assume that if we waited google would eventually sort this out, but as this is not good for our google ranking - we effectively have 10's of URL for each page - I would like to look to accelerate this removal.
We are manually removing these URL's using Google Webmaster Tools, but this is very time consuming. Unfortunately the URL's are not easy to cover by a single directory as described here
Does anyone have suggestions on batch removal tools of URL?