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Author Topic: Why is Google picking up pages with broken links which have been deleted?  (Read 19819 times)

Kate Faulkner

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Someone else had a similar problem to me which 'admin' managed to sort out.

Basically google is picking up as 'broken links' pages that were on a previous content management system. I now have a completely new site, albeit the domain name is the same [external links are visible to admins only] but google doesn't seem to know that the old pages it's trying to search are dead.

How do I correct this error?

Thanks in advance for anyone's help!

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as long as your old links return 404 Filenot found error, Google will drop them from the index eventually.
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