Google Crawler and Permalinks 404s

Hi everyone,

We just launched a new discourse install and everything is working fairly smoothly. One issue I’ve noticed is that Google is crawling links with query params (ex. answers/c/architecture?no_subcategories=false&page=1). This leads to issues with the permalink system since the permalink lookup is for the exact url match. In the above case, the problem arose because a category was renamed, which created a permalink but the permalink can’t handle the query param.

So your issue is a renamed category?

I don’t think you actually looked at robots.txt on your site before posting this, or you wouldn’t be asking about user profile pages. :wink: