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Apparantely I deleted 2 Important Images... Now received 5,000 404 Errors past month

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by scorpion896, Aug 31, 2012.

  1. scorpion896

    scorpion896 Senior Member

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    A month ago I was trying to reduce site speed so i deleted my pictures in order to resize them smaller and reupload them. Apparantely i just realized those pictures must have been ranking very high as I have 3,400 404 errors for the first image and nearly 2,500 for the second image.

    How can I stop these 404 crawl errors, is it necessary I just do a 301 redirect from the old image URL to the resized one?

    Thx
     
  2. directaxcess

    directaxcess Power Member

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    301 sounds about right, that's your only option. I've had the same issue in the past, just 301 it to the new image so its not broken for your visitors.
     
  3. mrsix

    mrsix Power Member

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    I did something similar a few months back and am still getting boatloads of 404 image traffic. Apparently there were quite a few people snagging the RSS feeds from a site of mine and hotlinking the hell out of everything.

    I tried all sorts of ways to stop it but like directaxcess said, 301'ing the image to another image is probably your best bet.
     
  4. scorpion896

    scorpion896 Senior Member

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    I have done plenty of 301's in the past but for some reason it's not working for the image. Nothing specific i have to do to 301 an image URl is there?
     
  5. scorpion896

    scorpion896 Senior Member

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    Just realized it's not 301 redirecting because there are special characters (%) in the URL. anyone know how to 301 a URL with special characters?