homepage Welcome to WebmasterWorld Guest from
register, free tools, login, search, pro membership, help, library, announcements, recent posts, open posts,
Become a Pro Member
Visit PubCon.com
Home / Forums Index / Code, Content, and Presentation / Apache Web Server
Forum Library, Charter, Moderators: Ocean10000 & incrediBILL & phranque

Apache Web Server Forum

Htaccess not picking up bogus URLs
Google webmaster tools problem

 1:38 pm on Dec 25, 2012 (gmt 0)

I have the following in my htaccess file for a custom 404 page and it works when I type in a bogus URL.

ErrorDocument 404 /missing.html

However, Google's Webmaster tools keeps recording bogus URLS. I've also noticed that my traffic starts dropping after a few weeks unless I keep removing those error notices.

Is there something else I can do to prevent these error notices?



 2:14 pm on Dec 25, 2012 (gmt 0)

What status code is shown in WMT?

If it is 404 and you don't have that URL in any links within your site, then there's nothing more to do.

Google is letting you know that they found URLs that return 404. If that's what those URLs are supposed to do, then there's nothing to fix.

Global Options:
 top home search open messages active posts  

Home / Forums Index / Code, Content, and Presentation / Apache Web Server
rss feed

All trademarks and copyrights held by respective owners. Member comments are owned by the poster.
Home ¦ Free Tools ¦ Terms of Service ¦ Privacy Policy ¦ Report Problem ¦ About ¦ Library ¦ Newsletter
WebmasterWorld is a Developer Shed Community owned by Jim Boykin.
© Webmaster World 1996-2014 all rights reserved