Google Webmaster Tools shows crawl error sources
I have changed my permalinks twice and it has been hard on the blog because I constantly suffer from 404 errors due to other blogs/websites/rss feeds linking to my old permalink structure. However, just recently (October 2008), Google Webmaster Tools released a new feature where you can see where these crawl errors are coming from. Allow me to show you a demo.
When you log in to Google Webmaster Tools, you will see an overview of the errors currently in your page.
Now when you click on “Not Found”, you will see the pages that are currently getting 404 not found errors for your blog.
The new feature of Google Webmaster Tools that I was talking about at the start of this post can be found when you click on the “Linked From” link at the right. You will then see the websites that are linking to that post. That would give you an idea on where the links are coming from so you can fix them. It’s very useful.
As of now, I am currently cleaning the 404 errors as there are so many of them. Most of the links errors are due to my changing of permalinks and deleting of peyd posts. Still so many links to fix.