Thanks for the quick responses. I love this place, so helpful.
When you get one of those from the SERPs is the page returning a 200 OK response? If so, you'll be lucky if they ever get totally removed from the index. It would need to send a 404 Not Found server response to trigger getting dropped.
Not sure, but I would guess it's not a 404. Perhaps, more likely, one of those 'partial content' errors of which I can't remember the error code.
CuteNews is fairly limited in what it can do, to be honest. It's simplicity is what attracted me though, All those PHPNuke clones annoy me for some reason. :/
Yes you are right. Thing is, I have regular news, that then becomes old news, so I want to be able to move/archive it (without having to update all the links in the site). I just looked at 'AJ Fork', which I suspect os the SEO tool you were thinking of (?). But elsewhere I've found that it has multiple security issues.
I also think I haven't explained my problem that clearly, so please bear with me;
1. I created a page called reviews.php (or whatever) and the content was on differnt web browsers.
2. I archived that page a few weeks ago and had direct links to the page (dynamically generated PHP, but a static url... if that makes sense).
3. I then changed the contents of the reviews.php page to a series of book reviews. Yet Google still thinks the page deals with web browsers (and it's adsense ads also reflect this), Google won't spider the archive page at all and search results give the above mentioned errors. It's as if Google gets 'stuck' on something to do with the structure of my site (or the PHP code).
Which is why, if this is possible, can a mod_rewrite be done to deal globally with CuteNew's horrible urls?