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#1 kienthucnet

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Posted 14 October 2015 - 11:25 PM

Hi Everyone,

I have blog and a site and both have 404 errors. The site has a 404 error of generic-error.aspx. Not sure how it got one of this one but it did. On by blog I had it up for 2 days and somehow it found it. I have since installed yoast that changed the blog names from /24a8 to /title so now I have a bunch of 404's. 

Just wondering if I should just ignore these or do something about it??
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#2 chrishirst

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Posted 15 October 2015 - 08:33 AM

a 'blog' is also a 'website'.

 

 

 

 

 and somehow it found it. 

 

 

??? What found 'it'

 

 

 

 

 that changed the blog names from /24a8 to /title so now I have a bunch of 404's. 

As would be expected when URLs are changed.

 

 

 

 

Just wondering if I should just ignore these or do something about it??

 

It depends.



#3 Michael Martinez

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Posted 15 October 2015 - 02:23 PM

You should not need an SEO plugin to change the permalink structure of a blog.

 

Search engines find new blogs quickly, though, because the blogs send out ping notifications when they are created.  If you're using WordPress it will send a ping every time you update an existing POST (not for the PAGEs though).

 

You can implement 301 redirects on the former URLs and then mark them as "Fixed" in Google Search Console.  You should be able to forget about them after that.

 

However, since the blog is brand new you could also just NOT implement 301 redirects, mark the errors as "Fixed", and move on.  If they come back then you'll want to mark them as "Fixed" and implement 301 redirects.

 

It's not necessary to do anything about the errors but if you don't clear the notifications then when a real problem appears you'll see more notifications than you need.  Many people get a little too excited when they look at old 404 notifications.






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