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Many 404 errors from the msnbot? RRS feed

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  • Hi.  I have been trying to ellimenate many 404 errors from my WordPress blog. I have a nifty plugin that emails useful information.  An example is below. 

    "404 Report - a file not found error was registered on your site.
    404 URL:     http://www.jbspartners.com/index.html?PHPSESSID=b24c5f7801dad342597f30b697e8a44b
    Referred by:
    User Agent: msnbot/1.0 (+http://search.msn.com/msnbot.htm)"

    I would like a better understanding of where this kind of URL comes from.  I have no idea.  It would also be great to learn how to prevent this error.  I receive many each day.

    The redirect  checker, http://www.ragepank.com/redirect-check/, shows that my blog is redirecting the various extensions correctly.  However, this URL example above is much longer.

    Thank you for any insights on reducing the number of 404 due to visits by the msn bot.

    Cheers,

    Jim.



    Hi.  I have been trying to ellimenate many 404 errors from my WordPress blog. I have a nifty plugin that emails useful information.  An example is below. 

    "404 Report - a file not found error was registered on your site.
    404 URL:     http://www.jbspartners.com/index.html?PHPSESSID=b24c5f7801dad342597f30b697e8a44b
    Referred by:
    User Agent: msnbot/1.0 (+http://search.msn.com/msnbot.htm)

    I would like a better understanding of where this kind of URL comes from.  I have no idea.  It would also be great to learn how to prevent this error.  I receive many each day.

    The redirect  checker, http://www.ragepank.com/redirect-check/, shows that my blog is redirecting the various extensions correctly.  However, this URL example above is much longer.

    Thank you for any insights on reducing the number of 404 due to visits by the msn bot.

    Cheers,

    Jim.


    Saturday, November 24, 2007 2:45 PM

Answers

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    Honestly, I have ever seent this before.  Have you looked for solutions on Wordpress forums?

     

    Jeremiah

    Friday, January 4, 2008 10:04 PM