Sometime back due to a bug on our website, we end up exposing below URLs to Google. By the time realised and fixed this issue on production. They were crawled by Google.
After a fix, these URLs doesn't exist on the site anymore. But Google keeps crawling them which leads to 404 errors.
What to do in this case?
- Should I handle these URLs and start redirecting to actual URL?
- Can we ignore these errors? If we ignore, any potential downside or any impact on SEO?
- Any way to tell Google not to crawl these URLs?