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lucy24 - 5:02 pm on Jul 24, 2012 (gmt 0)
In webmaster tools, 404 appears as "crawling errors". It can take up to 6 months or even one year to flush 404 errors if you have few backlinks. Google says that 404 is OK but i dont see that in the logs
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It can take much longer than one year. I believe the current record is 8 years. Google never forgets an URL. But just because they call something an error doesn't mean you did something wrong. They just don't have a very big vocabulary. Anything other than a 200 is listed under Errors.