404 unrecognised URLs

  • Hi, i’ve noticed lots of strange URLs in the 404 monitor including a long list of Themes and plug-ins that have never been installed on this site. The previous version of the site was html/php not WordPress so they are not previous urls.

    Are these from bots? If so is there anyway I can minimise or stop them? Will these be logged by Google as 404s?

    • This topic was modified 4 weeks, 1 day ago by  Darren R.
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  • Hello,

    Thank you for contacting Rank Math and sorry for any inconvenience that might have been caused due to that.

    No this will not be logged by Google, these kind of 404s are only detected by Rank Math when bots or visitors are interacting on your site. If the number of hits for each of the 404s is not high, you can ignore the errors since this will not impact your SEO.

    Looking forward to helping you. Thank you.

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    Thanks for the info Michael, that’s reassuring to hear that there is no negative impact on SEO. Most of the 404s are 1 or 2 visits so will ignore.

    Hello,

    We are super happy that this resolved your issue. If you have any other questions in the future, know that we are here to help you.

    If you don’t mind me asking, could you please leave us a review (if you haven’t already) on https://wordpress.org/support/plugin/seo-by-rank-math/reviews/?rate=5#new-post about your overall experience with Rank Math? We appreciate your time and patience.

    If you do have another question in the future, please feel free to create a new forum topic, and it will be our pleasure to assist you again.

    Thank you.

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