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When Googlebot is crawling bad URLs, it is almost always because your site is misconfigured and you are linking to the URLs incorrectly somewhere. In your case it is the "show all articles" link. For example on this page I see the following in the HTML source code: <a ...


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Like many have already said, this is not an attack but an attempt to probe or scan your site app and/or your server capabilities. The best way to filter out all of these useless traffic and potentially dangerous scans is to implement a WAF (Web Application Firewall). This will catch all the different attempts and flag them and only then send real legitimate ...


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The 404 errors are not from user input. Rather they are from links that Google has found while crawling the web. If you click on the 404 errors in the report you can see where Googlebot found the URL. You may find that many of them are bad links to your site. Some of them are probably Googlebot being dumb. You have several options: Do Nothing It is ...


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When a page is reported in WMT, it means that their bot actually tried to scan this page normally. When clicking on the error, you can see where the page is linked from. There may be invalid links to your website all around the web and you should research it and possibly notify the owners of these websites if relevant. Seems the selected answer refers to ...


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If you think content is really related than do 301 redirection. Do not redirect to homepage, instead create meaningful 404 Error page. Yes, you can remove those results from search result by using 410 code. I did not recommended to use 404 pages, because Google think, may be this content will be back, may be user redirect this pages to another URL. So ...


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Redirect them only if there is a suitable/corresponding page to redirect to. Otherwise, if these pages literally do not exist anymore then it is better to return a meaningful 404 message, perhaps guiding them to pages they might find useful. Providing you are returning a 404 status then, in time, Google will drop these pages from its index.


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Accidentally that pages went visible for all and Google indexed them. The first day they ranked good as I can see in the search console but after that it seems that they got a penalty.... I have a gut feeling Google catches on to things when people leave unfinished pages available for a set period of time. As for me, I happen to test, test, and test ...



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