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Google Webmaster Tools is informing me of a 404 error for /2010/10/page/2/. It shows that links are pointing to that page from only 2 places, itself and /2010/10/.
Is there anything I can do to correct this? Normally I use redirects to fix 404s for old pages, etc. But this one baffles me. I'm not sure if there used to be a page 2 for posts in October of 2010 or what.
Have you changed the number of posts that display on a date archive (or general archive)? It looks like you have 8 posts showing - I think the default may be 5 (which would obviously mean a second page), and if so, Google might have indexed this from a while ago. Either way, you may be able to suggest it's removal from within GWT. You probably don't want to set up a redirect (301 or 302), as Google might think that /2010/10/page/2 now displays the same content as /2010/10/. If the page has gone, then 410 is the correct status header to send, and that can be done via .htaccess if you have no other ways of doing it.
I don't remember changing the number of posts that display on a date archive (or general archive). Where/how would I make a change like that. It might just be the best thing to set it back to 5, which will create the 2nd page and solve the problem.
That worked, Gary! Thanks!!
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