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Google Web Crawl Error - Page Not Found

Discussion in 'Google' started by bad_bob00, Dec 3, 2007.

  1. #1
    Hi there,

    On my website I have a page that redirects to an affiliate link. I created a .htaccess file which redirects the page in question to my affiliate link.

    On Google webmaster tools, it has said that there is a page missing - and this is the page that redirects to the affiliate link.

    I'm just wondering, is there a way of getting rid of this error? And would it do any harm to my site ranking at the moment?


    I thought that by using a .htaccess redirect it wouldn't get picked up by a missing page in Google, obviously I was wrong though.


    Thanks for any help
    SEMrush
     
    bad_bob00, Dec 3, 2007 IP
    SEMrush
  2. astup1didiot

    astup1didiot Notable Member

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    The link is going off-site I'm assuming, so either way it has no SEO value. You'll see that error disappear in a few crawls, it might becoming up since the link is off-site I'm not sure.
     
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  3. bad_bob00

    bad_bob00 Active Member

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    Thanks ssandecki, reps given.

    So is there nothing I should do, to prevent the error showing up?
     
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    oseymour Well-Known Member

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    why are you doing that .htaccess redirect? Is it because you don't want to link directly to these sites? why not just use the nofollow tag?
     
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    I think they are trying to redirect to an off-site affiliate page\landing page, or atleast thats what I assumed in my answer above.
     
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    I thought that by using .htaccess it was the best way to do a redirect, perhaps I should just use the no follow command instead...

    Do you think google will stop showing the error if I did that?

    Thanks for the help
     
    bad_bob00, Dec 4, 2007 IP