I have used the wildcard option like so:
Then if I type into my browser, http://canigivemydog.com/x it returns the default 410 with a white screen stating, "Sorry, the page you requested has been permanently removed." That's fine.
Any idea why that is? It is almost like AI :)
I'm trying to figure out if that is a good thing. Basically, I want to do what Google thinks is best.
There are no discontinued urls for my site but bots seem to create random urls which I kept adding manually (pain in the neck). Am I using the wildcard wrong? I don't have any url structure except http://thedomain/slug-example