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Microsys Products and Webmaster Tools => A1 Sitemap Generator => Topic started by: OldTimer on October 02, 2010, 11:54:08 PM

Title: Need to locate URL where link is located that returns a 404 File Not Found
Post by: OldTimer on October 02, 2010, 11:54:08 PM
A scan with A-1 Site Map Generator 2.3.5 lists 3 of these bad links that return a 404 File Not Found, but I can't find where it tells me which of the 224 pages have a bad link.
Title: Re: Need to locate URL where link is located that returns a 404 File Not Found
Post by: Webhelpforums on October 03, 2010, 12:46:53 PM
Hi,

Welcome to the forum :)

Check this help about internal links (http://www.microsystools.com/products/sitemap-generator/help/sitemaps-generator-analyze-links/)

You may want to disable:
Website scan results: Scan website | Crawler options | Apply "webmaster" and "list" filters after website scan.
to ensure URLs with e.g. noindex or similar aren't removed from results when website scan finishes.

Make sure to check both
redirected by, linked by and sourced by !

If you still have problems, can you let me know the website address? (If private, email/pm instead)
Title: Re: Need to locate URL where link is located that returns a 404 File Not Found
Post by: OldTimer on October 03, 2010, 02:32:49 PM
I don't see any of...
| Crawler options | Apply "webmaster" and "list" filters after website scan
on my screen.  What version are you running ?

Site is slidingshelf.com

Title: Re: Need to locate URL where link is located that returns a 404 File Not Found
Post by: Webhelpforums on October 03, 2010, 04:56:21 PM
It sounds like you still have easy mode (http://www.microsystools.com/products/sitemap-generator/help/easy-sitemap-generator-mode/) enabled? Can you check if that's the case? If so, just disable "Easy mode" to gain access to all options.

I can run a test against your website. Can you let me know the exact 404s you do not see explanation for?
Title: Re: Need to locate URL where link is located that returns a 404 File Not Found
Post by: OldTimer on October 03, 2010, 09:43:14 PM
Excellent !  I still don't know what the filters were doing, but clicking those off did the trick.  I can now see which URL contains the link creating a 404.

Thank you for your help.  Direct, to the point, and totally accurate.

Dan
Title: Re: Need to locate URL where link is located that returns a 404 File Not Found
Post by: Webhelpforums on October 04, 2010, 10:42:48 AM
Good to hear your problem has been solved :)

You might check this article about noindex, robots.txt (http://www.microsystools.com/products/sitemap-generator/help/sitemap-robots-noindex-nofollow/) etc.

The setting you just disabled will, when enabled, after website scan remove URLs that e.g. have been marked "noindex" in page code. The above help page has more information :)