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(Entry was posted by Kenneth Villegas on this post in the Dumb SEO Questions community on Facebook, Tuesday, October 1, 2013).

Google detected a 404 error to some of our product pages that are not errors.

Hello Guys! I have a question regarding Google Webmaster Tools.. I wonder why Google detected a 404 error to some of our product pages even if when you click the links, it actually live and and it`s not error.. This is what Google sent to us via Google Webmaster Tools.. "Google detected a significant increase in the number of URLs that return a 404 (Page Not Found) error. Investigating these errors and fixing them where appropriate ensures that Google can successfully crawl your site`s pages. " And here`s a sample URL that they found Error 
c-mbdotcodotuk/index.php/promo/49/pens-writing/pens-from-1-00

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  • Dave Elliott: I&#39;d have a look at page speed or see if there is something that is preventing the page from fully loading or anything like that.<br /><br />Either that or i&#39;d decide not to care because google is wrong and the page does exist.
  • Mark Steenbakkers: In your robots.txt you declare that /cache should not be indexed. This could be a problem if your SEF URLs are stored in the cache. ;
  • Kenneth Villegas: thanks Mark!
  • Luke Ciciliano: Did you test the page with Webmaster Tools&#39; &quot;fetch as Google&quot; function ? Also, look at the report and see how many times the site was unreachable. It may be a one time isolated incident and, in such cases, Google will tend to disregard the error. ;

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