I've found the Google Search Console report where it lists all the 404 Not Found Errors on the site. But when I click into each URL, it doesn't tell me WHERE on the website these links are actually located.

How do I find out where these links are located on the site?

  • Have you clicked to "inspect URL" to see the "Referring page"? It isn't always there, but it usually is. – Stephen Ostermiller May 11 '19 at 10:22
  • @StephenOstermiller says "None detected"...confused as to why it's in the report then...is there some other way to find out the referring page(s) ? – gpgpgp May 11 '19 at 20:52
  • You don't have to fix every single 404 error on your site. Google expects unexpected URLs to give a 404 status. If Google doesn't report a referrer, there may not be anything left to fix. – Stephen Ostermiller May 12 '19 at 11:35

I haven't found a reliable way to identify these pages within Google.

However, Siteliner.com has worked well for me to find these. After having Siteliner scan your site, there's a section for broken links and it will show you both the problem URL and the link it's buried in.

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  • Thanks. I knew about Siteliner. Incredible to me that there's no way to discover this info in Search Console! Wow – gpgpgp May 12 '19 at 5:33

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