Serendipity - 6:44 am on Jun 25, 2013 (gmt 0)
@aakk9999 Yes, you figured it out correctly. The plugin does indeed search for most relevant page so the redirection changes based on updates to website.
The urls are created with "/search/" being used in permalink. Examples:
The thing is I am not sure about dealing with this situation. I have been doing a lot of searching, wandering forums to find out the best way out to recover from this mess.
All the urls are indexed and traffic is coming from google itself. Again the problem is not the traffic but the fact that the original post isn't getting listed anywhere in top 10 pages. Moreover these bad links are also creating duplicate pages which to my knowledge isn't good.
@Robert Charlton Hey! The community has been very helpful till now. Already a warm welcome :)
Correct, I don't know how to set them up and thus depending on a plugin to do a similar job. Though the number of dropped pages is decreasing but the original posts aren't still appearing in top 10 pages.
No, the pages aren't auto generated, it's just that when a certain page is set to return 404 error, the plugin redirects to a similar page but then again, the redirect isn't permanent and might change when website is updated with new article.
I knew 404 error will appear but I also expected the original urls to gain their position back in Google search engine rankings. They are all but lost.