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    Crawl Url Errors


    Hello, this is my first post. I'm very new to SEO.
    Here is my question. When google crawl my page, they decided to add the "%5Bpost-url%5D", turning it into an invalid (404 error) link. Why is this happening?
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    its because you are using [ and ] in your urls, these are not valid so they are being converted into the hex of the characters
    remove the [] from your posts and stick to just alpha and numeric characters
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    My url doesn't have [] in it. Google just seemed to add it on.

    Last edited by Hikin Mike; Apr 17th, 2017 at 01:44 AM.
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    you or someone are linking to a page with [] in. if you click the url from the page in your screenshot you should be able to see where the page is linked from.

    so for example on this page
    Solid Yellow Discus
    you have a banner, its hard to see but on the banner bottom right is a link which says "read this post".

    The link for that is <a href="%5Bpost-url%5D" ...

    So its not Google adding these on to your links, your site contains them.
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    I found it! Oh my god! I have been trying to fix it for so many days now! Thank you so much!

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