Ian Lurie Jun 25 2009
I’m throwing this story out there to see if anyone else has had a similar experience.
Last week I saw a 500% increase in ‘page not found’ errors in one client’s Google Webmaster Tools. The links all looked like this:
In this context, the forward slash (‘/’) means ‘www.investmentnews.com’, so the text above gives you ‘www.investmentnews.com/10020708’.
The only problem: That is not a link, Google!
Anyone else seeing this kind of behavior?
Google folks, any chance of verifying and addressing this?
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Ian Lurie is CEO and founder of Portent and the EVP of Marketing Services at Clearlink. He's been a digital marketer since the days of AOL and Compuserve (25 years, if you're counting). He's recorded training for Lynda.com, writes regularly for the Portent Blog and has been published on AllThingsD, Smashing Magazine, and TechCrunch.Ian speaks at conferences around the world, including SearchLove, MozCon, Seattle Interactive Conference and ad:Tech. He has published has published several books about business and marketing: One Trick Ponies Get Shot, available on Kindle, The Web Marketing All-In-One Desk Reference for Dummies, and Conversation Marketing.Follow him on Twitter at portentint, and on LinkedIn at LinkedIn.com/in/ianlurie. Read More