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Yes, those 404 are making it difficult for Google to crawl you. As Google starts crawling a site, the more trusted, valued, updated, etc. the site gets, the more Google crawls it again, maybe crawling it more often and maybe crawling it deeper into the site structure. Those 404 are treated as really bad links to Google that decrease that value of your ...


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In short, it's "a multitude of factors". Here's the longer version: We’ve ranked the errors so that those at the top of the priority list will be ones where there’s something you can do, whether that’s fixing broken links on your own site, fixing bugs in your server software, updating your Sitemaps to prune dead URLs, or adding a 301 redirect to ...



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