How to fix 404 error caused by attachment URLs?

by Omair Farooq   Last Updated December 24, 2018 05:04 AM

Right now i am using Yoast for SEO. I found 3000+ url indexed in Google webmaster tools. While i have just 100+ posts, by adding other stuff like tags and categories there should be around 300+ urls. I start inquiring why there are too many urls out there in Google webmaster. Then i found media attached urls are also indexed in Google.

I Tried to fix this with yoast plugin as mentioned in https://yoast.com/media-attachment-urls/

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Google Increase 404 not found error in search console.

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So technically i have 2 Questions.

1- How to Fix these 404 errors caused by yoast settins?

2 - Why there are attachment-sitemap1.xml and other attachment-sitemaps.xml in my sitemap. While i have disable the attached media urls with yoast settings. What is the soultuion?



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