In Google Webmaster Tools, I have a huge list of "Not Found" crawl errors (404) with URLs that look like this: http://www.exclusivevillas.co.za/villa_view.asp?vSeq=82&activitySeq=3&page=3, seemingly originating from URLs very similar to that (eg http://www.exclusivevillas.co.za/villa_view.asp?vSeq=82&activitySeq=3&page=4.

Thing is, the site is WordPress. Has been for almost a year now. Was plain html before that. I don't know where these ASP requests are coming from. And furthermore, the dates these supposed ASP pages requested these other ASP pages, resulting in 404s, are very recent.

What's going on?

  • I assume you will find help easier over at wordpress.stackexchange.com
    – xyious
    Jul 25 '11 at 23:00
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    @xyious I don't think the WordPress folks would have any luck with this, since it's not related to WordPress at all - it just happens to be a WordPress site that happens to get these hits.
    – Jacob Hume
    Jul 26 '11 at 20:51
  • @xyious This is more of an Apache thing, I think - it has nothing to do with WordPress Jul 27 '11 at 19:39

I found this site which seems to grab random pages and display them side by side with other pages. Here's a cached page that refers to your site: http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:FFD5X07W3SAJ:www-g.gluetext.com/content/g/grand_daddy_hotel/grand_daddy_hotel.html+villa_view.asp+vseq&cd=2&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=uk&source=www.google.co.uk

I would guess it is using some sort of URL generating system to try and find pages and it's generated those URLs for your site because they work on other sites.

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