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Google is Indexing wrong URL Structure (10 posts)

  1. salmaanaslam
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hi,

    I'm not sure what the error is called but I've been getting a lot of them lately.

    This is one of my post:
    http://www.rahehaq.net/child-of-paradise-jannah-kids-islam/

    However in Search Engine it is crawled like this resulting in 404 Error.
    Here /blog/ was added before the post and admin username /rahehaq is added at the end
    http://www.rahehaq.net/blog/child-of-paradise-jannah-kids-islam/rahehaq

    Here is another example

    http://www.rahehaq.net/no-good-deed-is-a-small-deed/
    But getting 404 error on this URL
    http://www.rahehaq.net/no-good-deed-is-a-small-deed/rahehaq

    I've added Broken Link checker which shows no broken link at all so I assume there is some problem with the way my site is being indexed.

    Can anyone please suggest a fix for overall site because there are plenty of pages and I want permanent fix.

    Thanks

  2. Web Loggerz
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Google is basically indexing your author pages... That kind of Url are generally of author pages. Try using some SEO plugin like Yoast and then remove indexing of these author pages from it.

    Plus check out your sitemap; what exactly it contains and how.

  3. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 2 years ago #

    No - that is not the result of indexing author pages. All of the post links on http://www.rahehaq.net/author/rahehaq/ are just fine.

  4. salmaanaslam
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Thanks for taking time out to reply, I appreciate it.

    Sitemap looks okay: http://www.rahehaq.net/sitemap.xml

    I've checked the Author/Rahehaq page and it does look okay but my Google Webmaster is showing a lot of 404 errors and even the Redirect plugin is showing error logs.

  5. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Got it! It's your RSS feed link. On (for example) http://www.rahehaq.net/baat-se-baaat-wasif-ali-wasif/ it's pointing to http://www.rahehaq.net/baat-se-baaat-wasif-ali-wasif/rahehaq when it should be pointing to http://www.rahehaq.net/feed/

    Incidentally, I used Xenu Link Sleuth to locate the broken links. It's an excellent desktop tool that I use a lot.

  6. salmaanaslam
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Perfect. How should I fix it now?

  7. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Well, how was that RSS link added? Did you add it or was it part of your theme from the get-go?

  8. salmaanaslam
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hi,

    Found it, Its in the sidebar on Social Counter. I don't know who added the username there but I've replaced it with the feed url:

    http://www.rahehaq.net/feed/

    How long do you think will it take for Google to clear all these 404 error pages.

    Also do you recommend any best practices for the feed, any plugin or service maybe since Google Feedburner is going to die in a month or two.

    P.s I appreciate your help a lot :)

  9. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Do you have a google webmaster account? If so, you could ask for your site to be re-indexed.

  10. salmaanaslam
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Yes, I'll submit a request for re-index.

    Can you please take a look if the link I've placed is as it should be at: http://www.rahehaq.net/

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