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Old expired links in webmastertools

7 years 11 months ago #83261 by johnniek2
Old expired links in webmastertools was created by johnniek2
Hello my dear experts,

I need some advice here :-)

I have checked my google webmastertools for www.johnnie.hr and found around 42 URL Not found errors with the response code 404. They are not on my new website neither in the new sitemap.

But I find webpages as sources, still linking to them like various bookmarks or article directories. The problem is I am not in control of these sites. So my question is: whats the best way to solve this issue? should I somehow bulredirect all of them to my homepage? or should I use the redirect tool inside joomla 2.5 to redirect each link manually step by step (again to the homepage)? I am using RS SEO, and didnt find an option for this... only one by one link, not to redirect all not found links to my homepage?
thank you in advance

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7 years 11 months ago #83327 by Valentin
Replied by Valentin on topic Old expired links in webmastertools
Hi Johnnie!

You may try adding to your .htaccess file this line:
ErrorDocument 404 index.php
This should redirect all 404 pages to your homepage.

Let me know if this was helpful

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Valentín

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7 years 11 months ago #83378 by johnniek2
Replied by johnniek2 on topic Old expired links in webmastertools
I found that syntax already there... and it doesnt redirect :-(

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7 years 11 months ago #83453 by Valentin
Replied by Valentin on topic Old expired links in webmastertools
I see.
You can give a try to the Permalink finder plugin to redirect your 404 pages: www.ostraining.com/blog/wordpress/permalink-finder/

Looking forward to help you

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7 years 11 months ago #83456 by johnniek2
Replied by johnniek2 on topic Old expired links in webmastertools
Hi Valentin Thats Wordpress? Iam on Joomla

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7 years 11 months ago #83457 by Valentin
Replied by Valentin on topic Old expired links in webmastertools
My aplogizes, here is a list of available extensions that may work for Joomla: extensions.joomla.org/extensions/site-management/error-pages

Let me knwo if this was helpful

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