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How to fix/remove this Googlebot spidering error?

     

DanielChizmax

3:00 am on Jul 23, 2014 (gmt 0)



Googlebot couldn't access this page because the server didn't understand the syntax of Googlebot's request.


Googlebot couldn't crawl this URL because it points to a non-existent page. Generally, 404s don't harm your site's performance in search, but you can use them to help improve the user experience.


Sorry, just a newbie. Thank you

not2easy

4:16 am on Jul 23, 2014 (gmt 0)

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Hi Daniel, welcome to the forums. I'm guessing you are seeing these messages in your GWT account? The first message sounds like there is a configuration error at your domain, the second error says the URL Google requested does not exist.

What do you see when you (or your friends) visit your website?

DanielChizmax

4:41 am on Jul 23, 2014 (gmt 0)



The requested URL *link* was not found on this server.


Oops! Something went wrong and we can't find the page you are looking for:

*link*

Need help? Try one of these or click “back” on your browser

not2easy

5:34 am on Jul 23, 2014 (gmt 0)

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OK, it appears you have a custom 404 working anyway. Lets say your domain is called "example.com". When you browse to http://example.com you get a 404 error page?
Have you added any content to your domain? Have you installed or uploaded any files?

DanielChizmax

5:47 am on Jul 23, 2014 (gmt 0)



Yep. I get a 404 error page. Is it okay if I just remove that links so it will be remove also in the list of errors? I review the links and I saw the correct one link because the error is title is just incorrect name..

Example:
Correct Link: www.example.com/%27hello-world%27

Incorrect Link: www.example.com/?hello-world?

not2easy

1:20 pm on Jul 23, 2014 (gmt 0)

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The link format looks like the kind of URL that is generated by a site that is created using WordPress or Joomla where it depends on the settings that you used to configure it in the Settings decides the syntax of the URLs that are generated. This is not a site built from static html pages, is it? If you can you tell us what system you are using for your site and it will be easier to get help.

lucy24

5:58 pm on Jul 23, 2014 (gmt 0)

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Correct Link: www.example.com/%27hello-world%27

Incorrect Link: www.example.com/?hello-world?

Looks to me like they're both incorrect. Please say you don't have literal question marks in your URLs; that kind of thing will all too easily go haywire.

How many different pages are involved? If all requests are for the "wrong" form, you may need to put in a redirect. The most important thing to find out is whether people are running into a 404 when clicking links on the site itself. That's bad for both humans and search engines, since it tends to result in people leaving the site in exasperation.

Much of what GWT calls an "error" is really just informational. Assimilate the knowledge, act on it if necessary, and click the "Yes, yes, I know" button.
 

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