joined:July 12, 2007
We had a site that had about 20,000 pages. We switched from that site to another format, and got rid of all 20,000 pages.
Webmaster tools is showing 404 for all of the missing pages, which is correct. However, it's now very very slow on picking up anything new. Could this be a result of the mass of 404s?
Is there a way to tell google to drop the 404s, they aren't coming back, give me back my authority?