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?
Ian Lurie is CEO and founder of Portent Inc. He's recorded training for Lynda.com, writes regularly for the Portent Blog and has been published on AllThingsD, Forbes.com and TechCrunch. Ian speaks at conferences around the world, including SearchLove, MozCon, SIC and ad:Tech. Follow him on Twitter at portentint. He also just published a book about strategy for services businesses: One Trick Ponies Get Shot, available on Kindle. Read More