I opened a Google Webmaster Tools account a while ago more out of curiosity and for education that any real need. I checked it today and noticed that there are several "page not found" errors listed for my site that I would like to understand.
A couple are for posts where I eliminated a category, so that makes sense to me.
The others are all for posts that appear to have been indexed by Google while they were in draft form on my site. They are listed like this: mysite/wordpress/2007/04/18/ If I follow that link, the page is not found. The post with that date is now at mysite.com/category/nameofpost/.
Does my suspicion that the reason for the Google errors is the pages being indexed before I published them make sense? Then Google does not find them the next time because I have published them and they are now at a different location?
If I do a Google search for the page as it is after publishing, it shows up fine and shows the cache as being retrieved a couple of days ago.
Thanks for any clues for the clueless on that!
Additionally, I looked at all the pages Google has actually indexed for my site and it mostly looks fine except for:
A couple of post are listed twice. For example, one is both at: mydomain.com/category/posttitle/ and again at mydomain.com/wordpress/index.php?P=42. What's up with that?
Also Google has indexed my WP login screen a few times and also the "lost password" and "register" WP screens??