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tedster - 6:25 pm on May 2, 2013 (gmt 0)
That's one of things it takes a while for Google to clean up. Just make sure YOUR business has eliminated all the old, now bad, links.
|Redirecting these 404 from deleted pages to an internal page |
Please don''t so that. It can look like a quick fix, but there can be long term trouble by using a 301 or 302 redirect instead of a 404 or 410 response (bitter experiences.)
If you're concerned about the user experience, use a custom error page with links on them, but make sure that the HTTP status is either 404 or 410.
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