[ic] 404 errors

Stefan Hornburg (Racke) racke at linuxia.de
Mon Jul 30 13:24:55 UTC 2012

On 07/30/2012 03:09 PM, Kerry Blalock wrote:
> I received this message from Google. It is the second or third in the past
> couple of months concerning 404 errors. I sent this to my server provider
> (see message from him below)
> I am not sure what this means, or if I should try to correct anything.
> Any suggestions appreciated.
> Kerry (k2b3)
> decor.basicq.com
> "Dear owner or webmaster of http://decor.basicq.com/ While crawling your
> site, we have noticed an increase in the number of transient soft 404
> errors around 2012-07-24 00:00 UTC (London, Dublin, Edinburgh). Your site
> may have experienced outages. These issues may have been resolved. Here
> are some sample pages that resulted in soft 404 errors:
> http://decor.basicq.com/cgi-bin/dcart/scan/MM=a5564fe643ac52c7032db36e809e8be8:1100:1149:50.html?mv_tmp_session=1&mv_arg=&mv_more_ip=1&mv_nextpage=results&mv_form_charset=&explode=1
> http://decor.basicq.com/cgi-bin/dcart/scan/MM=1cbf3739b9aa6e79950aab0e86e55811:100:149:50.html?mv_tmp_session=1&mv_arg=&toggle=34639&mv_more_ip=1&mv_nextpage=results&mv_form_charset=&mv_session_id=nsession
> http://decor.basicq.com/cgi-bin/dcart/scan/MM=44ec26065b3dc8ef889a1a452b68460d:0:49:50.html?mv_more_ip=1&mv_nextpage=results&mv_arg=
> For more information, see our Help Center: Soft 404 errors"

Robots can't access more links in the standard Interchange setup. My recommendation is
to replace them with nice & clean URLs or hide them through robots.txt.


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