---- Google Displaying 'Soft 404' Errors in Webmaster Tools
1script - 2:33 am on Jun 8, 2010 (gmt 0)
I'm curious about the false positives. Are any of them NOT the target URL of a redirect? I would also hope Google's heuristic would need them to be the target of more than one redirect.
I need to restate that for clarity: the "404-like content" error shows on the dynamic URL that initiates the 301 redirect, not the intended target of redirect. I assume the result is the same though: the link juice (for lack of a better term) is going to stop at the intermediary redirecting URL instead of flowing to the final destination URL.
The regular "200 OK" page labeled "404-like content" in my other example is, obviously, the final (and only) URL.