joined:Dec 16, 2009
First it was just one site. Then another. Now, this has become a real nuisance!
Search sites abbreviate URLs with ellipsis. (It seems they are often out of AU or NZ, but that may just be coincidence.) Goog finds the links, then crawls them and reports 404 errors in Webmaster tools.
Is there any workaround to this than adding 301 redirects? I've got about 600 to add right now. :-(
I wrote one guy in NZ using his contact page, and he said mine was the 3rd email he'd received about the topic, and that he'd "try to fix it." Guess how that turned out? More 404 errors for me to add to my .htaccess file.
Here is an example of a link going to my site, to illustrate:
where the URL is actually about 20 characters longer for the ..
Any thoughts on how to handle this?
[edited by: tedster at 5:34 pm (utc) on Jan 5, 2012]