Support » Plugin: Google XML Sitemaps » Old Sitemaps generated with many 404s

  • Dear Arne,
    Every week I am receiving emails from Google informing me of 404 errors:
    Googlebot identified a significant increase in the number of URLs on that return a 404 (not found) error. This can be a sign of an outage or misconfiguration, which would be a bad user experience. This will result in Google dropping those URLs from the search results.

    When I use their Webmaster tools, it says in many cases, that outdated links are located in tags, but that’s not the case. They also point to XML sitemap files from as early as 2011. I’m not sure how to clean this up, but the sitemaps are generated by this plugin. How do I clean this up? I’m getting over 14,000 errors.

    The page I need help with: [log in to see the link]

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