Thread: 404 page issue

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    404 page issue


    In our website we removed many pages, but still google indexed that pages. If we check in our google webmaster account many 404 URL displayed.

    So we added the following meta tag in our 404 error page

    <META NAME="ROBOTS" CONTENT="NOINDEX, NOFOLLOW">
    <META http-equiv="refresh" content="0;URL=http://www.speedstep.de">

    This will be helpful to solve the issues?
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    Simply follow these steps

    1- remove these links from sitemap
    2- re-index you sitemap
    3- block these links in robots.txt

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    By adding
    <META NAME="ROBOTS" CONTENT="NOINDEX, NOFOLLOW">
    <META http-equiv="refresh" content="0;URL=http://www.speedstep.de">
    I assume you have created a custom 404 page

    I am fairly sure that will not give you a soft 404 error instead as a page is there but not returning a 200 code.
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    Don't add the links to robots.txt. Do remove them from your site map and anywhere else on your site. Remove the meta redirect to your homepage.

    Give it time, Google will remove them.

    Comments on this post

    • whiterabbit agrees : It takes a while for pages to fall out of the index
    Last edited by ryandiscord; May 12th, 2016 at 02:09 PM.

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