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    Should I set my website to auto-ignore errors caused by googlebot?


    googlebot sometimes tries to open a broken URL, and everytime it does this it generates an error.

    I can set my website to auto-ignore errors generated by googlebot. Should I do this? why or why not?

    Someone in my company suggested we do and his argument was we should focus only on error reports generated by users.

    What do you guys think?
    Last edited by Shinji Ikari; Jun 5th, 2010 at 08:40 AM.
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    I'd suggest looking into the reasons the errors are being generated instead. If there are broken links on your site, then you are wasting link juice by throwing it at something that doesn't exist. Fix these or get rid of them.

    Also, if they are external links coming into your site to pages that don't exist, then it might be a good idea to redirect them to where they are supposed to go (or anywhere if there's not a page they're supposed to reach). This way you can salvage some incoming link juice.

    If you just simply ignore them, then you are wasting potential.
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    The problem is Googlebot is loading a dynamically generated JavaScript file for a page that no longer exists. What do I do about that?

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