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KNOWN ISSUE: Over a hundred Not Found (404) errors on sub-domain!

  1. Sue Adams profile image93
    Sue Adamsposted 2 years ago

    I received this rather alarming message from Google Webmaster Tools today:

    "Google detected a significant increase in the number of URLs that return a 404 (Page Not Found) error. Investigating these errors and fixing them where appropriate ensures that Google can successfully crawl your site's pages."

    Many of the URLs that fail to be crawled look like:
    http://sue-adams.hubpages.com/1027454/h … ed_520x280

    All preceded by
    http://sue-adams.hubpages.com/
    follows a list of just 25 of the 110 urls that are broken links on my sub-domain that I cannot fix:

    1027454/technology_hub_sidebar_2_300x250
    404
    2/6/15

    1027454/knowledge_hub_below_related_520x280
    404
    2/6/15

    1027454/fashion_hub_mobile_content_last_300x250
    404
    2/8/15

    1027454/knowledge_hub_sidebar_2_300x250
    404
    2/8/15

    hub/arts-and-design/photos-and-photography/Name-Dropping
    410
    2/4/15

    1027454/technology_hub_share_520x280
    404
    2/6/15

    1027454/relationship_hub_sidebar_2_300x250
    404
    2/5/15

    1027454/hubpages_hub_sidebar_last_300x600
    404
    2/7/15

    1027454/hubpages_hub_sidebar_1_300x600
    404
    2/7/15

    1027454/technology_hub_below_related_520x280
    404
    2/7/15

    1027454/hubpages_hub_sidebar_2_300x250
    404
    2/7/15

    1027454/hubpages_hub_share_520x280
    404
    2/7/15

    1027454/politics_hub_sidebar_2_300x250
    404
    2/9/15

    1027454/politics_hub_sidebar_bonus_300x600
    404
    2/9/15

    1027454/politics_hub_below_related_520x280
    404
    2/9/15

    1027454/hubpages_hub_mobile_content_last_300x250
    404
    2/8/15

    1027454/relationship_hub_share_520x280
    404
    2/5/15

    1027454/fashion_hub_mobile_sticky_320x50
    404
    2/7/15

    1027454/entertainment_hub_footer_520x280_notad
    404
    2/8/15

    1027454/entertainment_hub_sidebar_last_300x600
    404
    2/8/15

    1027454/relationship_hub_sidebar_bonus_300x600
    404
    2/5/15

    hub/health/exercise-and-fitness/shake-weight-for-arms-shoulders-and-chest
    410
    1/22/15

    1027454/fashion_hub_mobile_content_1_300x250
    404
    2/7/15

    1027454/politics_hub_sidebar_last_300x600
    404
    2/9/15

    1027454/politics_hub_sidebar_1_300x600
    404
    2/9/15

    There are no less than 110 of such errors just on my own subdomain! Should I be worried? Anyone else facing this?

    1. Susana S profile image90
      Susana Sposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      These are not a problem. They're not links to your hubs, they're mostly links to ad units, which google doesn't need to crawl.

      1. viryabo profile image86
        viryaboposted 2 years ago in reply to this

        I too had a similar message on my WMT dashboard. Good to know it's not really a problem.

  2. Paul Edmondson profile image
    89
    Paul Edmondsonposted 2 years ago

    Susana S has it right. Google is really aggressive at trying to extract urls from JavaScript. These aren't urls, but they try them any ways.

    Regardless, we will try and clean it up and have been looking at a few solutions.

    1. viryabo profile image86
      viryaboposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      Thanks a million Paul.

    2. Sue Adams profile image93
      Sue Adamsposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      I received the same message again today except the number of broken links has now increased from 110 to 124!

      "http://sue-adams.hubpages.com/: Increase in not found errors
      Google detected a significant increase in the number of URLs that return a 404 (Page Not Found) error. Investigating these errors and fixing them where appropriate ensures that Google can successfully crawl your site's pages."
      Paul, you said you were going to do something about this. Have you found any solutions?

      1. Paul Edmondson profile image
        89
        Paul Edmondsonposted 2 years ago in reply to this

        We put out one of the recommended fixes, but I'm still seeing new reports. There could be a lag in our fix and google reporting errors. I'm going to watch it over the next few days and if they don't slow way down, we will try something else.

  3. Sue Adams profile image93
    Sue Adamsposted 2 years ago

    Relieved, I hope it will soon be fixed.
    Thank you Paul, for quick response.

  4. CASE1WORKER profile image80
    CASE1WORKERposted 2 years ago

    That is good news- I had an e mail too but did not really understand it and put my hope in Hubpages understanding it! Seems it was the right thing to do

 
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