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It seems Google Tries to crawl pages I never created and gets a 404 error, but it thinks or maybe somewhere in my code, google thinks there is a second page.

For example, I have this page http://ecsimplified.com/portfolio_category/tops

But not this page that google found a 404 error: //ecsimplified.com/portfolio_category/tops/page/2/

Since I didn't create this page or link to this page, why would it find this error?

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This was caused by a small bug in my first implementation of the rel="next" and rel="prev" features that Google launched 2 weeks ago in my WordPress SEO plugin. That bug has been fixed, you're up to date and the 404's should go away soon enough, nothing to worry about!

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  • Can you be sure I'm up to date? Google dropped me from page 2 to 14 after finding these errors and it's reduced our sales down from being able to pay rent to almost nothing! Oct 2, 2011 at 4:41
  • That's not due to just one 404, seriously. Oct 2, 2011 at 8:04
  • Right, that was just an example. google webmaster tools says it finds multiple crawl error pages that I have no idea where the link is coming from. For example, it says some category page links to page 2 of that category, but I don't see it on the page or source, but I'm not the expert you are. By the way, I'm honored to get a comment from you. ;) Our little site is ecsimplified.com Oct 5, 2011 at 8:01
  • In the Webmaster Tools, the updates as of today are still showing crawl errors (assuming from the Yoast SEO plugin) that show page/2 or page/# from a category. How can I get this looked into - is there a Yoast SEO Reviews page? Oct 8, 2011 at 10:11
  • Any solutions yet? This problem is still here. Using 1.2.7. I also get 404 on pages i never created.
    – user20120
    Sep 6, 2012 at 7:49

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