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I keep getting crawl errors on webmaster tools for my opencart website for old urls even though the sitemap is dynamically updated. I've tried resubmitting the sitemap as soon as i make url updates but this doesn't seem to help either.

After reading up on it, it seems as though old URLs are never forgotten. Is a 301 redirect the only solution as I changed approx 200 URLs to a more SEO friendly URL structure and doing this on an individual URL basis would probably take quite a while

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