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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?

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  • 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

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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.

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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

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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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