We recently rolled out a new website. We have therefore set up a url redirection plan. However, on the Piwik Pro tool, I still have urls from the old website that go up but also weird urls. Piwik tells me it’s direct traffic.
I checked on the search engine they are de-indexed and they do not exist as backlinks on other web sites.
You will find attached a small list of these urls.
Hi, i’m asking the dev team how they did it because i remember that there were no robots.txt as we are using strapi as a CMS but we basically asked a 301 redir on everything i could find with screamingfrog on the old website i gave them a file like this :
BTW. I typed randomly on my browser: www.epsilon-france.com/blablabla
After a url extraction, I noticed that this url appears in the list of piwik pro urls!
The tool does not distinguish between valid urls and invalid urls? Or is it a configuration problem?
It depends on how you configure it. I’d advice to still track those 404 pages, so the full URL, but also set a custom page title like 404 not found. Then you can quickly find those pages by checking all URLs with given title.