I’m trying to understand this issue for a couple of weeks.
I’ve tried to discuss it in this topic: https://support.rankmath.com/ticket/404-monitor-empty/ but got a confusing answer from the support.
Since I still need to solve this, I’m opening another ticket to follow along…
My issue is:
-> Despite having a 404 page in my theme, I still need monitoring because I need to know which URLs are being accessed.
I’ll give a case usage example:
Suppose I had, in the previous version of the website, a blogpost at https://mysite.com/blogpost295
But now, in the current version, this post does not exist anymore because I was splitted in two different posts.
Then, the standard behaviour, when the user reach the old URL (https://mysite.com/blogpost295), would be to show him a 404 informing that this URL dos not exist.
But, for me, the site owner, it is important to know that a lot of users are hitting this page. It will inform me that, for some reason, that old post was more popular than I thought and I’ll be able to manage the situation somehow (maybe configuring a 301 redirection for this case in specific)
You can extend this same situation to a lot of other links. Since I’m running a big portal, it is expected that a lot of old URLs would be hit any moment in time and I would like to know exacly which so I can manage the situation.
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So, let’s wrap it up:
What I have now is that I have a 404 which is indeed returning a 404 status, as you can see by this curl response to a non-existing URL called
$curl -v https://anec.org.br/wrong-page
> GET /wrong-page HTTP/1.1
> Host: anec.org.br
> User-Agent: curl/7.54.0
> Accept: */*
< HTTP/1.1 404 Not Found
< Date: Mon, 13 Apr 2020 15:29:18 GMT
But the 404 monitor does not show this hit to me.
I would like to see a hit to
https://anec.org.br/wrong-pagein the monitor screen so I could think “Oh, this URL is being hit, that’s about that stuff, I should manage it somehow”.
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Could you guys please guide me through the ideal process to solve this situation?
I really like RankMath and I do not want to have to install another plugin (like [Redirection](https://br.wordpress.org/plugins/redirection/) – that does exatcly that) just to manage this, since you guys seems to already have this feature.
Are there any other configuration that I’m missing?
Could you guys be more technical in the response?
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