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Deleted forum from site now hundreds of 404s braap msg:3162829 7:22 pm on Nov 20, 2006 (gmt 0) I added a vBulletin forum to an established site but never ended up doing anything with it so I removed it.
Now, when I look in Google's webmaster tools under web crawl, I am seeing 365 urls not found, all returning a 404 response. All of the urls are from the forum.
The site in question is put together well and ranks very high for some competitive keywords. My fear is google will see all these urls not found and penalize the site.
Should I remove each and every url with google's url removal tool? Or, will google just stop looking for the urls after a period of time? Should I even be concerned about this?
I appreciate any help.