joined:June 17, 2002
Google Webmaster Tools has recently added 600+ pages to Crawl->Crawl Errors->Not Found
This is odd, because those pages were not used for over 10 years.The project was completely re-written resulting in a different method of administrating tickets.
The tickets_admin.php page was deleted before 2005. It is not in the logs, the site map, and nothing links to it. So why has Google decided to crawl 600 of them now?
Secondly what is the best way to deal with this? Should I
1. just ignore it and leave them all as 404s
2. rewrite all requests to a single tickets_admin.php page and 404 just that
3. the pages really have gone - they will never come back so should they all or a single page be 410?