Support » Plugin: Yoast SEO: Search Index Purge » Google Search Console Errors with PDFs

  • Resolved colinlamb


    Installed the Search Index Purge plugin. Thought everything was OK.
    Today I receive a notice from Google saying crawl errors have increased.
    I can see where the Yoast Index Purge plug-in may have marked some content as 410 but I see lots of PDFs that are linked to from posts showing as 404.
    Looks like the initial Yoast SEO bug and the Index Purge plug-in have caused lots of extra work for me.
    I plan to go though the many 404 errors and add redirects to the original content using the Yoast SEO redirects area.
    Is this the right thing to do Yoast?

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  • Plugin Support Patrick Kuijpers


    Hi Colin,

    Sorry to hear about the issue you are having with PDF’s going 404. This does not look like behavior we expect from the Search Index Purge plugin.

    In order to make this issue known to our developers, we ask that you create a GitHub issue about the issues you are having with Search Index Purge plugin.

    To create a new issue, please go to our Search Index Purge plugin Github repo: and click the big green button that says “New Issue” and fill out as much info as you can on the issue. Screenshots also always help.

    Our developers will then review the issue and take it from there.

    4 months to receive a reply?

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