I was looking in the Google Webmaster Tools and realized the following crawl error:

Pages that link to http://mysite.com/articles/my-stub/src/
URL: http://mysite.com/articles/my-stub

I wonder from where src is coming. My original article URL is http://mysite.com/articles/my-stub.

Can you help me resolve this?

  • Have you viewed the source code of http://mysite.com/articles/my-stub? If so, did you view it after server-side processing?
    – John Conde
    Oct 12, 2011 at 12:58
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    Posting your actual site would be more helpful! Oct 12, 2011 at 13:32

3 Answers 3


You or someone else is linking to that URL. Webmaster tools tells you where it did find that URL, so go check it.

You could also write a .htaccess rule to redirect any wrong URL to the right one.


There are any number of ways or places Google might have found that /src url. Solving it is easy, though: add a canonical link tag to the top of your page.

<link rel="canonical" href="http://mysite.com/articles/my-stub">

This will tell Google that /my-stub is the "official" version of that page and that this is the URL it should direct people to.

More about canonical urls


Do you have any sitemaps submitted? Without knowing your URL it is hard to make a call, but I would be looking at sitemaps and internal links.

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