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    Google Search Console Shows 404 errors that don't exist!

    In Google Search Console I have 1,000 404 errors.

    So I click "Linked From" to see where they're linked from, and view the source code, it turns out it's not a link at all.

    One example of these 404 pages is /common/images/icon_close_X_bw.gif. But when I view the source code of the page that's linking to it, I see it is only a part of a jquerry function like:
    #shareThisWidget_1336684315.shareThisWidget span.close{background-image:url('+assetServerUrl+'/common/images/icon_close_X_bw.gif);}

    It's that "/common/images/icon_close_X_bw.gif[" part of the above code that Google thinks is a link. How do I tell Google, no this is not a link to a non-existent page, this is just a piece of code that is calling some background image?
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    Well the error still needs fixing,
    Even if google have got it wrong that its not a link its still a missing asset but should be a easy fix.

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