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how to remove old urls it shows 404 errors in sitemap

Discussion in 'Google Sitemaps' started by action script, Aug 8, 2012.

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    I use my site url about us page like this "www. site name . com / about-us.html" and changed like this "www. site name . com / aboutus" i remove "-" and .html and i create new sitemap.xml also but when i check in google webmaster tool it shows 404 error for this "www. site name . com / about-us.html" but i did not have like this url page in my website.. how to remove this url
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    action script, Aug 8, 2012 IP
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    From my experience with 404 errors or any errors, if you login to your hosting panel, normally there is a builtin script there, and all you have to do is put checkmarks in the boxes with the re-direct URL, so any pages that come up 404s they are just pointed to alternate pages.
     
    GameGirl1979, Aug 8, 2012 IP
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    action script Member

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    Thanks for your nice reply Gamegirl.....


    So 301 redirection is only way to solve 404 error pages or other any way is there ?
     
    action script, Aug 8, 2012 IP
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    I wouldn't know if 301 redirection is the ONLY way, but it fixed my problem by making all the 404 error pages go away and have them re-directed to the index page instead.
     
    GameGirl1979, Aug 9, 2012 IP
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    I myself came across this type of errors with my site.correct the urls which have errors and re-submit the sitemap again.it will take time to show the update .
     
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    Do a 301 redirect and you can check the fixed error option in Google Webmaster Tools. This is a newer feature they have in webmaster tools.
     
    freeadstime, Aug 9, 2012 IP
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    As others have suggested, you should always redirect your old URLs to the new ones. You transfer link juice and avoid users and crawlers seeing errors
     
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    Thats what I was thinking, a re-direct is better then losing a visitor, he could also just make new pages and re-name them, he might have duplicate pages but thats better then errors also. BTW website tools, your site is very nice and I am downloading the evaluation of the analyzer tool right now..
     
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