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    Hi,

    I got some crawling errors that turned out to be old "tags" categories.
    I am using wordpress.
    How can I remove those from google forever?
    Do I manually have to enter them in my robots txt?

    Why would google index those "tags" categories that I deleted months ago????

    Thanks!
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    Because there are links pointing to them?
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    Originally Posted by boriskamp1991
    Why would google index those "tags" categories that I deleted months ago????
    I'm betting dzine is correct.
    If you deleted the tags why didn't you add 301 redirects for each if the tags? That way any remaining links wouldn't be wasted and your crawl errors would disappear too?
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    Thanks for the answers.
    But I have literally no idea what might still be linking to them... any way to find this out?
    So I need to 301 redirect every error to a correct adress that currently exists?

    sorry for my stupidness
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    Google Webmaster Tools will give you a list of links pointing to your site, and will show you where the errors come from.

    It is possible that over time some scripts have errors and spit out partial URLs that get indexed. These will result in 404 errors and it makes sense to 301 redirect these to the obvious intended page, or your home page. May as well use the link rather than let it go to waste.
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    Originally Posted by tstolber
    Google Webmaster Tools will give you a list of links pointing to your site, and will show you where the errors come from.

    It is possible that over time some scripts have errors and spit out partial URLs that get indexed. These will result in 404 errors and it makes sense to 301 redirect these to the obvious intended page, or your home page. May as well use the link rather than let it go to waste.
    Thanks for your reply!
    I redirected all the crawl errors and think webmaster will resolve them soon.
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    I still got problems with this guys
    google Webmaster keeps spitting out the strangest url's like:
    "man-7t-truck-milgl-6x6-info/vehicle-info?_escaped_fragment_="
    now whats that?

    This day alone I got 34 new errors.

    I also got url's like this:
    "aavp-7a1-ram-rs-build-log-part-07-finished-the-aavp-7a1/feed/"
    note the "feed" part

    And this:
    "aavp-7a1-ram-rs-build-log/united-states-armor"
    where there is no post named "aavp-7a1-ram-rs-build-log"
    and the part "united-states-armor" is the category BUT that category got deleted BEFORE I even added the vehicle "aavp-7a1-ram-rs" (where the first part before the slash comes from).

    Any clues? I really have no idea and am starting not to like this

    Thanks guys!
    Last edited by boriskamp1991; Dec 3rd, 2012 at 09:01 AM.

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