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bio website wiseowl.co.uk
location Manchester, United Kingdom
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Computer trainer and consultant


May
23
comment Backslash character %5c in URL makes relative links fail
Stephen - I agree - we've already got rel canonical tags, but they won't help - and although I posted this a month or so ago, the problem certainly hasn't gone away! If anything it's getting worse ...
Apr
10
awarded  Tumbleweed
Apr
3
asked Backslash character %5c in URL makes relative links fail
Mar
10
awarded  Student
Feb
1
comment Weird 404 crawl errors in Google webmaster tools
What I can't see is how JavaScript code (which runs at the client) can produce website URL errors. I'd love to know more details of what happened to you, to see if it could be relevant to us. Would really appreciated more details (perhaps in an answer), and it might help others.
Jan
31
comment Weird 404 crawl errors in Google webmaster tools
Thanks for this. Sadly, we've already done it. We've searched every text field in every table in every database for the URLs, and also every file, as this is what we thought first. Was yours in JS code? The only thing left to think is that someone has hacked our Facebook, Twitter or Google Analytics JavaScript code.
Jan
30
comment Weird 404 crawl errors in Google webmaster tools
OK, I've run Google site check and about 4 other tools to check for malicious codes. We appear to be 100% clean.
Jan
30
comment Weird 404 crawl errors in Google webmaster tools
Tell me more, please ...
Jan
26
answered Weird 404 crawl errors in Google webmaster tools
Jan
24
awarded  Promoter
Jan
23
comment Weird 404 crawl errors in Google webmaster tools
Indeed - I knew that really. Still can not get to the bottom of this.
Jan
22
comment Weird 404 crawl errors in Google webmaster tools
Think I get it now. Do you mean that someone has compiled a list of URLs, and presumably published them somewhere, which are part genuine and part rubbish because the computer program involved wasn't properly tested? If so, do I just need to find the source site and block it in robots.txt? And why has this a such a drastic and sudden effect on our search ranking?
Jan
22
comment Weird 404 crawl errors in Google webmaster tools
That sounds incredibly helpful - I wish I understood it. Could I possibly ask you to explain further? I'll certainly have a look at the error log in the meantime - doesn't help I'm away till the weekend. Btw, I really appreciate the help.
Jan
22
comment Weird 404 crawl errors in Google webmaster tools
Thanks for this. However, surely if that was the case then searching site:www wiseowl co uk BradSchacht (for example) would show this phrase embedded in one of the page's HTML? Also, we generate most of the pages from an SQL Server database, and I don't believe this has been hacked? I've read your link, and still am not sure if it applies, but I'll look further.
Jan
22
asked Weird 404 crawl errors in Google webmaster tools