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[edited by: Robert_Charlton at 10:24 am (utc) on Jul 6, 2013]
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Google seems to have indexed pages that does not exist
If the pages return 404 not found then they SHOULD be ok.I agree.
Google seems to have indexed pages that does not exist.
The increase of indexed pages to 190 - I presume you are confident this is because of these tags pages and not because of some other URLs that are indexed?
Also, when you say "indexed", what exactly do you mean? Do you actually see them in SERPs, either as a result of your keywords search, as a result of site: command or as a result of search of the unique text that used to exist on these pages?
If you do see them indexed, do you know if these pages have been re-crawled by Google since you removed them, and when (i.e. recently or long time ago)?
Do these pages appear in WMT under Crawl Errors, Pages not found section?
BTW, I am presuming you are not internally linking to these pages any more. I am also presuming you are not blocking these pages in robots.txt as if you are, Google will not be able to see 404 response.
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