my_name - 4:41 pm on Nov 28, 2013 (gmt 0) [edited by: Robert_Charlton at 2:13 am (utc) on Nov 29, 2013]
One week on and I'm seeing no change at all.
Changes over the last week...
Crawl errors are down and when they do show up they are to pages that are returning the 410 gone header, and no links exist to them any more anywhere on the site or the internet, or URLs are getting shortened and are causing 404 errors (don't know what to do with this, there is no linked data and the URLs don't exist anywhere on the site)
HTML improvements are down from around 400 to 150 and the 150 will be cleared as and when Google get round to them.
Also developed a couple of scripts for checking for thin content and removed dynamic pages that were empty.
Added the rel="next" and rel="prev" to paginated content to hopefully bring down the HTML improvements.
No followed links in archived news pages which were linking to 404 on external web sites.
Added a couple of canonical tags.
I will update if I see any increase in traffic but I'm not expecting it.
[edit reason] removed specific, per forum Charter [/edit]
[edited by: Robert_Charlton at 2:13 am (utc) on Nov 29, 2013]