Webmaster Tools is showing thousands of 404 errors, where pages on the site are referring to another incorrect URL. For example, URL not found
www.example.com/shop/=, linked from
I obviously have checked the source and cannot find any references to this link on any page.
The only consistent issue is that it only seems to report this error on pages with two section i.e.
www.example.com/shop does not report any error whilst all pages with
xxx can be several different pages such as
gift-voucher) all report this.
I cannot seem to duplicate this error. I have run a link checker (we use Screaming Frog) and it does not report this error. I have fetched these pages as a bot, and these do not report this error.
I am at a total loss. I cannot even duplicate the issue, but it is most definitely an issue, as Webmaster Tools is reporting new errors every day.
Is this perhaps Google bot doing its own thing?