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Thread: 404 Error with the Translation Script

  1. #51
    Also, I have perfect w3 validation, yet translated pages have 90+ errors. I dont understand why as the code should be unchanged.

  2. Quote Originally Posted by davesnake View Post
    The /lang/en/ that is 301'd to the regular language, the 301 is not correct, header checkers show /lang/en/ is being 301'd to www.domain.com/translate/g/en/
    Can you show me a link on your page where this happens?

    I'm not so concerned about header checkers -- I'm concerned about what happens to real site visitors (and robots!)

    Quote Originally Posted by davesnake View Post
    Also, I have perfect w3 validation, yet translated pages have 90+ errors. I dont understand why as the code should be unchanged.
    Ahh... that's a great question! Welcome to the deep underbelly of translation.

    Google absolutely stuffs the translated pages with crap. We have to take that crap out in order to reduce the "footprint" of the translated pages that Google can use to automatically penalize them.

    In tr_config.php, set write_raw_content to true and then look at the raw translation files. There is an enormous amount of garbage that needs to be cleaned up.

    That's what the function GoogleFixup() does.

    Of course, that code is complex and can easily be buggy!

    If you don't like what GoogleFixup() is doing to your pages, you can add/edit/delete anything in that section of the code. That's where the real magic happens.
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  3. #53
    Well real visitor goto the right place, I thought robots used headers, so that was my concern. You can enter any /en/ url into a header checker and it 301's to the translate folder.

  4. It looks like the header checker script you are using follows the first 301, but does not follow the next 301. Human visitors (and robots) follow both 301's.
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  5. #55
    Thanks, that makes sense.

    Can you explain this error to me, now doing it on all pages, thanks.

    Code:
    Code: -2 (Translator returned status '302' (req=http://209.85.229.132/translate_c?hl=en&sl=en&tl=nl&u=http://www.domain.com/&usg=ALkJrhjG-0E1mQ8L2FBwC5ti3u5n-uNhFg))
    
    Redirects:
    translate_p_Frame: http://translate.google.com/translate_p?hl=en&sl=en&tl=nl&u=http://www.domain.com/&usg=ALkJrhjdlG-zZ8SqNIt5seHxkj7IE4LU1Q
    MetaRefresh: http://209.85.229.132/translate_c?hl=en&sl=en&tl=nl&u=http://www.domain.com/&usg=ALkJrhjG-0E1mQ8L2FBwC5ti3u5n-uNhFg
    Last edited by davesnake; 4 May, 2009 at 01:05 AM.

  6. #56
    I think it may be an ip block but not 100% sure.

    When that error occurs, is the page still cached, and only re-cached 30 days later?

    Can I add meta=noindex to the error page?

    Thanks.

  7. #57
    Any ideas will? Before I start changing server ips etc to check it.

  8. #58
    Talking to myself here... It's broken again, thought it was a ban but it's dead on fresh domain and fresh IP.

    Think it isn't cleaning up &usg= parameters correct.

  9. Quote Originally Posted by davesnake View Post
    It's broken again, thought it was a ban but it's dead on fresh domain and fresh IP.
    Update: davesnake's issue is resolved. It was an IP ban.
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  10. #60
    Hey!! Will,
    are u online now???
    I'm a kind of new to all this. here is my URL
    Dressup Luv
    when I hit http://demo.a3logics.com/dressupluv/transalte it throws an 404 error.

    Please help

    Thanks,
    Abhinav

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