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KNOWN ISSUE: 410 code returned for invalid URLs by design

  1. Glimmer Twin Fan profile image94
    Glimmer Twin Fanposted 3 years ago

    Hello - First off, I am not a tech person so I hope this is in the correct forum.  I apologize if it isn't.  I have started checking webmaster tools and looked at my "crawl errors".  It found some on closed questions etc....

    It also just found 2 errors listed as 410s.  When I went to the linked tab, the 2 were links from internal hubpages pages (not sure if that is the correct way to say it or not). 


    http://s1.hubimg.com/u/8155136_f248.jpg


    I have another hub which also has this same type of error.  I checked my stats page and neither one is unfeatured.  Not sure what to do, if anything.  Is this a big problem?  Thanks for any help.

    1. Glimmer Twin Fan profile image94
      Glimmer Twin Fanposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      Well my screen shot came out really small, so I have copied what came up on google here.  Hope that helps.

      URL:
      http://glimmertwinfan.hubpages.com/hub/ … ten-Season

      Error details

      In Sitemaps

      Linked from

      http://glimmertwinfan.hubpages.com/hub/ … ten-Season

      1. Matthew Meyer profile image78
        Matthew Meyerposted 3 years ago in reply to this
        1. Glimmer Twin Fan profile image94
          Glimmer Twin Fanposted 3 years ago in reply to this

          Hi Matthew - It happened on 2 hubs on 6/27/2013, one was the fasching hub in the example above and the other was designing a quilt pattern by hand.  I got the impression that it was an error that people might get if they went into the a topic, then chose a subtopic, then another subtopic and then chose the hub they wanted to read. (Don't laugh too hard, I'm really not a technology person at all) :-)   Looking at the url that got the 410 notice that is what it looks like to me.  Thanks for your help.

          1. Matthew Meyer profile image78
            Matthew Meyerposted 3 years ago in reply to this

            I just spoke with our engineering team and got some more information.

            This is a result of addressing an old Google analytics URL issue. 
            We are deliberately returning 410 for that URL in order to get Google to realize the link is not valid and drop it from their index as it's not (nor ever was) a valid URL.

            1. Glimmer Twin Fan profile image94
              Glimmer Twin Fanposted 3 years ago in reply to this

              OK - Thanks.  I guess I don't need to do anything or worry then.  I appreciate your help.

 
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