I have an older website that has gone through many updates in the past along with a huge dropp in traffic over the last few months. In an effort to clean things up in looking at my g webmaster tools account I have a few questions.
While my site map consists of 78 pages Health/Index Status of g webmasters tools indicates 183 pages which is not accurate.
Health/Crawl Status of g webmaster tools indicates 324 errors. When clicking on this box there are pages listed here that haven’t existed for years with a detection date within the last few months. All pages indicate a return of 404. When clicking on several of these pages and then the Linked From tab once again pages are listed that haven’t existed for years.
Any insight as to what is happening here along with advice to resolve these issues? Could this be hurting my rankings? Thanks