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« on: July 26, 2013, 08:32 »
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I have SEO Ultimate installed and it also monitors where my site is causing 404s and it appears that a lot of Symbiostock searches that crawl my web site cause 404s whenever no results are found in my portfolio.

Am I right about this or am I doing something wrong?

I get roughly 100 errors (404) every day.


« Reply #1 on: July 26, 2013, 09:12 »
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I get that too.

But I think that the majority of mine are because I've amended the slugs to improve SEO and I guess that old pagelinks were indexed before my edits.

There is a WP plugin that makes a best guess when there's a 404 and redirects to the "most likely" intended page. The one I've seen but not used is this one but it is one of a few available.

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« Reply #2 on: July 26, 2013, 09:28 »
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Hmm, is it SEO-smart to use a 404-redirect?

Will search engines/bots notice they've been redirected and will they update the correct URL to the page that was originally linked to?

« Reply #3 on: July 26, 2013, 09:47 »
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Could they be network searches that you do not have any keywords for?

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« Reply #4 on: July 26, 2013, 10:07 »
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Could they be network searches that you do not have any keywords for?
Yes that's how it looks like. Most of the links that cause a 404 look like this:
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h t t p://stockphoto-images.com/search-images/pots/?symbiostock_network_search=1&symbiostock_network_info=1&paged=1&cr=AhrefsBot

In this example somebody was looking for "pots" I assume.

Will this cause any SEO issues, should this be rectified?

« Reply #5 on: July 26, 2013, 15:08 »
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Could they be network searches that you do not have any keywords for?
Yes that's how it looks like. Most of the links that cause a 404 look like this:
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h t t p://stockphoto-images.com/search-images/pots/?symbiostock_network_search=1&symbiostock_network_info=1&paged=1&cr=AhrefsBot

first, google says 404s don't negatively affect the rest of your site

I get a fair number of 404s, but they're almost always for the now defunct datasheets,or for images that I've since deleted

In this example somebody was looking for "pots" I assume.

Will this cause any SEO issues, should this be rectified?


 

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