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How to remove 404 error from Google Webmaster tool?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by nbseo, Nov 23, 2011.

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  1. nbseo

    nbseo Junior Member

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    Hello all,

    I have 1,015 pages(URLs) in google webmaster tool which show 404 page not found error. I have been waiting since long time to remove automatically.. but somehow it;s not done in webmaster....

    Can anybody plz help me on how to remove those page(URLs) from webmaster???
     
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    seoguy81 Power Member

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    Same issue here. Despite submitting the updated sitemap, the 404's still show up.
     
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    littleg2008 Senior Member

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    they will show up, you can manually remove them however, but its basically looking at the pages indexed in google that do not go to a live webpage. Their also is a index flush feature i believe in the new webmaster tools within the new analytics but i have not seen it in mine yet
     
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    redirect them somewhere.
     
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    nbseo Junior Member

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    If i redirect them on home page or some other page possibly duplication issue arise !!!

    and removing manually would be much difficult as i have 1,015 urls how can i remove them one by one in webmaster?
     
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    hey if you don't mind.. can u plz be more specific on this !!!
     
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    shah123456 Newbie

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    Its better if you maintain a particular page on server showing something like Under Construction, Refresh your sitemap and submit it again.

    Its a serious issue because when you are dealing with a big portal then you have to be very careful while interlinking pages. Because dynamic or daily updating site cause these type of serious issues.
     
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    poshtiger Registered Member

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    You need to do this...

    Go through the 404's one by one and .301 redirect them to live content.

    The link juice will pass to the new pages.

    You'll see better results if you don't redirect them all to the homepage, but to similar live content instead.

    If you're running a php based site, then add the following to the .htaccess file.

    redirect 301 /404-error-url.html http://www.site.com/newliveurl.html

    Add one for every single 404 and wait for google to re-index them.
     
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    does this effect on current ranking so far?