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As others have said, use 301 links. However, in this case instead of bulk 301 redirects manually, and I'm sure you already know this. But you could always use a regex to match the pattern and redirect traffic to the correct page. For example, redirecting example.com/product/abc to example.com will give you no benefit at all where as matching ...


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The Google Webmaster blog page you linked to was explaining how to deal with URL removals via the removal tool. You should not need to use the removal tool for normal site maintenance. And you should not block 404 pages with robots.txt as Google will not be able to crawl the pages to see the 404 response. See here : Don’t use the URL tool to get rid of ...


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They will disappear and it will only affect your rank for a short amount of time. Return a 301 Response AS MUCH AS YOU CAN, every page you can save, is some PR you've saved. All the pages which give 404, give them a custom page. It will help a tiny bit to create a custom 404 page (because you understand UX, according to Google). 404 pages will get removed ...


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In your case, instead of preventing indexing for your 404 pages, you should consider to create a specific 404 page by adding this line in your .htaccess file: ErrorDocument 404 /specific-404-page/ All your current 404 pages would be redirected to your specific 404 page and would be removed from search engines' index. If your current 404 pages are old ...


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The 403 Forbidden error is due to the access denied issue as intended, there is no issue here - that seems fine. The 404 Page Not Found error is due to your .htaccess file looking for and not finding where it expects, some kind of customised error page to show in this circumstance. It's possible your hosting provider may have this configured at the ...


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The graph you are looking at in Webmaster Tools showing 'removed' I presume that is the index status graph and if so, that shows URLs removed by manual request and not through normal 404 site maintenance. Look under Crawl > Crawl Errors and you should see recent 404 pages.


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Days, Weeks and Months... It can take Google days, weeks and even months for Google to remove pages marked noindex, robots and 404's. Generally it takes Google several crawls before Google acts on the new information of a page. User Errors It should be also noted that more than often users make human errors and create 404's, noindexs and so forth by ...


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Sadly, you are taking all of the steps with the removal process. Google Webmasters also explains this issue with their YouTube video. It takes a good while for the actual removal process from all of Google and the search engine. Try to be patient now, and it will happen. Also, you have to remember, Google is indexing, re-indexing, and deleting records from ...


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If you marked those pages with a noindex meta tag, there are two possible reasons I see: Googlebot didn't reindex the site yet and you don't have wait enough (it can take a lot of time like several weeks, it depends on the site crawl rate) You use 404 instead of 410 HTTP status (Gone)


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Looks like some kind of torrent related scanning script. If your site is using a custom 404 page like the one used by Wordpress and many other CMS's than any wrong address would produce a 404 "valid" analytics page. i can type example.com/adsfsd and it would show up in analytics. Sort your pages in analytics by page title and see if they include the title of ...



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