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If you just received a message on your "Google Webmaster tool webpage" saying that there was a Possible outages on your website.

Dear owner or webmaster of
While crawling your site, we have noticed an increase in the number of transient 
soft 404 errors around 2014-08-07 14:00 UTC (London, Dublin, Edinburgh). 
Your site may have experienced outages. These issues may have been resolved. 
Here are some sample pages that resulted in soft 404 errors:

For more information, see our Help Center:

Soft 404 errors

What does this message means ?

    It simply means that google bots (crawlers) tried to craw your website (sitemap.xml file) urls and they where not found!!

What can be the reasons ?

    The pages are being removed from your hosting domain. Do check with your webmaster/developers to confirm

How to resolve Possible outages issue ?

    It can be a transit issue, you may had been working on some migration maintenance work when the bots tried to crawl your website. Just try visiting the pages mentioned in the error message through a web browser. If they exists then try getting it fetched from the Fetch as Google option.

    If you cannot see these pages on a browser, then check the header type by using websites like to analyse the http header code. If it is a 404 return then its for sure that the page does not exists on your hosted environment.


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