I have many redirect scripts on my site (they compute some PHP then redirect to the relevant page) - however on google webmaster they all kept coming up as "Soft-404" errors, which I read are bad for PR. A while ago I restricted googlebot's access to my /site/ folder, which contains all these redirect scripts to prevent this, which has worked fine, however I'm concerned this might be preventing the crawler from actually navigating the site to get to other pages. Is it safe to keep these redirect scripts restricted, will googlebot still be able to look around and sort …

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Anyone have any experience with Soft-404 errors on non-error pages on Google webmaster? I'm getting a lot of "Soft-404 (404-like content)" crawl errors in my account. The links all actually work, but google's crawler doesn't seem to like them, which I doubt will do me many favours. The problem seem to be mostly with one script in particular, which is a redirect script as follows: [CODE]<?php $ROOT=$_SERVER['DOCUMENT_ROOT']; include($ROOT."/includes/session.php"); if ($_GET['type']) { $type=$_GET['type']; } else {header("location:/suggest"); exit;} //added slash after suggest here, dunno what effect it will have. if ($_GET['done']=='y') {$status='Thanks for '; if ($type=='website') $status.='the feedback'; else $status.='your submission'; $status.=', …

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