---- What exactly do those WMT "Crawl errors" mean?
indyank - 6:01 am on Aug 15, 2011 (gmt 0)
Anyone seeing discrepancy in "Links to your site"? I am seeing it reporting almost no links for some sites. I don't know whether it is related to these crawl errors.
Regarding the 404 errors, this is yet another mystery that has been around this year. Most of them would pertain to urls that have been removed long ago or not existing at all on your site.
A couple of years ago Matt cutts had this on his post - [mattcutts.com...]
Why would you care about this? The simple reason is that if someone is linking to a non-existent page on your site, it can be a bad experience for users (not to mention that you might not be getting credit for that link with search engines unless you’re doing extra work).
But i think that google is now asking us to ignore them and that 404s won't hurt. It is all confusing and changing frequently.
[edited by: indyank at 6:13 am (utc) on Aug 15, 2011]