[Techtalk] redirect php 404 errors

MK Hayes mk_hayes at charter.net
Wed Oct 24 11:38:13 UTC 2007

Hi Maria,

Search engines use a caching system, so when someone clicks on a link
from Google say, the first page they see may be Google's cached page and
not the one currently on your server. Then they click the links, . . . .
404. The problems should go away the next time your site gets indexed by
the major search engines. But this:


gives you more info on removing pages from Google. 


On Tue, 2007-10-23 at 17:40 -0700, Maria McKinley wrote:
> Hello,
> I have set up my web site, so that if someone clicks on a link, and the 
> link is bad, I am sent an email. This has worked very well, and I have 
> found out about a lot of bad links, but recently my inbox is 
> occasionally flooded with weird messages of links that are bad. The 
> email states that the originating page, where the bad links supposedly 
> is, is a page that I took down a long time ago, and if I put the url in 
> a browser, I get a 404 message. So, how can this be directing them to a 
> bad link? It always seems to be one particular page or group of pages, 
> but there are tons of pages I have removed recently, so I am wondering 
> if there is something special about these pages. Anybody have any idea 
> what may be going on? The fact that I am being flooded does lead me to 
> believe it is being caused by bots searching my site, but I don't get 
> why they think these pages still exist, and can link to other pages.
> thanks,
> maria
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