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[edited by: Robert_Charlton at 7:03 pm (utc) on Oct 9, 2011]
[edited by: Robert_Charlton at 6:13 pm (utc) on Oct 9, 2011]
There's a massive change in the Google WMT "internal links" reports today.
However, when clicking through and then looking at the "single URL" report listing the URLs pointing to a single page, some of the links are in blue and some are in black. I'm not sure what that means. It is possible that the URLs in black are those that redirect, but I'm not entirely convinced that is absolutely correct.
I'm seeing more crawl errors caused by sites, such as Ask, that truncate the URLYes, I am seeing lots of errors for stuff like
as well as
Is it not best to do a 301 permanent rewrite so that you benefit from them? Particularly if you point the rewrite to the actual page that the referring site is trying to take its users to on your site.
, as long as the requested URL contains at least
the site will redirect to the correct URL. This occurs whether some or all of the slug text is missing or malformed, or there is extra junk appended on the end. If there are digits missing, the user will be redirected to the page for a different product; but at least there will be no duplicate content issues.