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How to remove 404 pages from Google

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by Geasy, Oct 27, 2016.

  1. Geasy

    Geasy Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    I have changed many themes on my blog and when I installed demo they puted a lot of pages which now are crawled in google (for a long time) and they are not removing. I tried the method to remove them from google webmaster tools, but they are expired now and I can't update them everyday.

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    I was asking if there's any other way to remove 404 pages from google.
     

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  2. marakonek

    marakonek Junior Member

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    Try to send sitemap to google webmaster tools, it will tell google which pages are alive and which are not.
     
  3. Geasy

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    I have already sent sitemap to google a long time before dear.
     
  4. marakonek

    marakonek Junior Member

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    Hmmm... it's weird. So you have to wait until google will deindex them
     
  5. patriciajohns

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    It appears you are using Wordpress, if I am right, you can use this free plugin which will redirect all 404 pages to any other page of your choice. So there will be no page not found 404 error in Google. Gradually Google will deindex those pages when it sees that the pages are redirected.
    Edited just to say, this is 100% whitehat :)
    Code:
    https://wordpress.org/plugins/404-to-301/
     
  6. Geasy

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    Thanks @patriciajohns
    I actually installed a plugin "404 pages redirect to homepage".

    I hope that will work.
     
  7. Zwielicht

    Zwielicht Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

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    Oh, I had that happen with a client's site. I think it took Google about 2 weeks to deindex all of the pages.

    There's no need to 301 redirect the URLs.
     
  8. Geasy

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    I'ts beeing more than 1 month that I'm facing this problem.
     
  9. slugshead

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    install 404 to 301 and mark them all as fixed