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danboyle

I have a very strange problem. When I run SEOmoz diagnostics on my site, it reveals pages that I never created. It seems to combine two slugs into a new url. For example, I have created the pages http://www.naplesrealestatestars.com/abaco-bay-condos-naples/ and http://www.naplesrealestatestars.com/beachwalk-naples-florida/ and now the url http://www.naplesrealestatestars.com/abaco-bay-condos-naples/beachwalk-naples-florida/ exists also. There are over 100 of these phantom pages and they all show a 404 error when clicked on or crawled by SEOmoz. Any body know how to correct this?

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cmunns

It looks like you have some plugin automatically creating tags or categories for each page you create...which SEO plugins do you have running? double check the settings.

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danboyle

Thanks Adam. I run Yoast's WP SEO. I have disabled "Redirect ugly URL's to clean permalinks" because it's "known to break several plugins". I've gone through the other settings and nothing stands out. Is there away of reversing this mess and deleting the bogus urls?

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kastelic

Try going into Post Tags or Categories (under Posts in the dashboard) to delete them. If they're not there then you might be able to search the database using phpMyAdmin or use Google Webmaster to tell Google that those pages don't exist.

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