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Robots.txt google webmasters blogger blogspot help
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Msg#: 4080275 posted 4:22 am on Feb 15, 2010 (gmt 0)

Hi everyone.I got 404 not found errors.. how can I prevent google from crawling those urls using robots.txt in google webmasters? My blogging software is Blogger ..thanks

 

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Msg#: 4080275 posted 12:17 pm on Feb 22, 2010 (gmt 0)

You could add a meta robots tag to your custom 404 page that blocks the search engines. I would not suggest that. It would be much better to fix the 404 pages then to not have the search engines index them.

Generally if a 404 page is being indexed by the search engines it is because there is link popularity pointing to it. I personally do not like to block the flow of link popularity. You could upload content and fix the page or just redirect it.

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