Currently, in Google Search Console, we have some errors in "Not Found" for which page currently does not exist on our site and there is no 'Linked from' data. These pages will not come back in future. What should be I do with such type of URL?
- 410: Return "Gone" as a response code.
- 404: Continue to serve "Not Found."
- Stop indexing them using the remove URLs tool.
I want to stop indexing such type of URL as soon as possible. So from above three options, which should I pick?
I search on internet and got mixed answer, some say to ignore it and Google will stop indexing it after some time. Some say to return 410 as it will stop getting indexed faster. Some say use removal tool carefully (but mostly I found not to use removal tool). All the answers I've found are pretty old, so I'm not sure which advice to take.