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Google webmaster tools keeps listing errors on my site about urls such as

http://website.com/kulVxMTq1FRqJDMRo 93/f/w8kgNtn9x5EPpXKrKzo=

The problem is that I don't have links with such urls and that GWT doest indicate the where it found the link.

Is there a way to find where those urls come from?

  • Is it the same link over and over again, or a randomly changing pattern, have you googled the link? – toomanyairmiles Feb 19 '12 at 16:00
  • website.com in the example is my own site. All urls reported by GWT are different. I have 22K of them reported. Googling the urls didn't help. – jlfenaux Feb 19 '12 at 16:49
  • By any chance is this a godaddy registered domain? Does any of this seem familiar google.com/support/forum/p/Webmasters/… – toomanyairmiles Feb 19 '12 at 17:01
  • Also have you thoroughly checked your site for malware virustotal.com – toomanyairmiles Feb 19 '12 at 17:02
  • The site was registered at Gandi.net. I just checked the site, it is clean... – jlfenaux Feb 19 '12 at 17:08
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These may be bots that are searching the web for vulnerabilities or maybe other reasons. You may not be able to stop them from trying, but you can try blacklisting or blocking them if it bothers you enough.

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I have come across such pages before. I can't find the link anymore, but what I found then and which sounded plausible, was that some bots and (SEO or performance) checking websites use such URL's to determine if you handle 404's correctly (and not use a soft redirect).

  • "I have 22K of them reported" ... 22.000 times? I highly doubt that Google tries to determine correct 404 handling that often ... – David K. Apr 23 '12 at 9:57
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There may have been an infected script on there at one point which generated those URLs which is now gone. I would also generate a new sitemap and re-submit it to Google

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