I have been reviewing 404 error logs on a WooCommerce site I have been working on (logs held within the website server) and there are a lot of requests to product pages which have
/false on the end of the url. For example,
- Valid URL
There are no links within the site which link to these
.../false addresses, yet some of the requests seem to be from GoogleBot according to whois searches on the requester's ip addresses such as https://www.google.com/search?q=whois+126.96.36.199.
There is no
referer information in the logs and the website has just been put on Google Search Console. I am now waiting for the console to finish processing its data which may take a while as there are a lot of products pages it will be looking at whilst crawling.
Can anyone shed any light on a possible cause for this phenomenon?