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Traffic going to (or linked somewhere) to error page (8 posts)

  1. TrendSetters
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hello,

    I have a website in which 90% of my traffic is going to my homepage/archive which is showing an error.

    But my homepage is fine and everything else works, Im trying to figure out why, is something linking to this error page or what???

    Help please.

  2. Brian
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Really hard to say without seeing the site live.

    However, i suggest trying to reset your permalink structure. Ideally, setting it to default, saving, then going back the previous setting.

    more info on permalinks can be found here: http://codex.wordpress.org/Using_Permalinks

  3. TrendSetters
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

  4. TrendSetters
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    its showing on my site stats (SEO by Yoast) that I received 320 views for the day (I know low numbers lol) but when I click the day it shows a breakdown of what pages theyve viewed

    1st being Homepage/archives with 300 views BUT when I click this page it goes to and ERROR 404 page (this page doesn't even exist in my pages section and I believe its in my editor but idk why it would be a direction for my traffic to go to)

    Also it when I look in the address bar of this ERROR 404 page it is my old url before It was switched to my trendsetterslite.com ( its http://69.195.124.103/~trendse7/ )

  5. Brian
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    is the page accessible by browsing the site? or do you only see this error in the stats? Have you tried resetting the XML sitemaps in Yoast? It's possible that Google still has the old URL archived. If so, you may want to redirect the old path to the new path. you can do this in the htaccess file or through your webhosts control panel.

  6. TrendSetters
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Its not accessible by browsing the site. I only see the error in the stats

  7. TrendSetters
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I think you may be right that Google still has the old URL archived. How can I fix this

  8. Brian
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    i suggest creating a google webmaster tools account for the site, and submit each of the URLs to be removed. If you have a lot of them, it may be best to just wait for the site to be reindexed.

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