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Truncated links turning up and being followed!

UKTW Nov 6, 2011 4:23 AM
Posted in group: Webmaster Central Help Forum

Categories: Search Console (Webmaster Tools) :

I have read the FAQs and checked for similar issues: YES

My site's URL (web address) is:
Description (including timeline of any changes made):

I noticed a sudden increase in "Not Found" crawl errors in WMT so I decided to investigate ... a number had linked from "not available" at first but these details are now being filled in ...

Taking one of the errors as an example

htt​p:/​/ww​w.s​eat​cho​ice​.co​m/L​ive​rpo​ol/​Liv​.. not found, linked from 4 pages

Nov 2, 2011
Oct 30, 2011
Oct 21, 2011
Oct 18, 2011

Each of these is some kind of spammy link page which actually links to me fine and dandy with the CORRECT url but which has as part of the text the truncated url

A Question of Sport tickets | Liverpool Empire Theatre, Liverpool ...
Buy cheap A Question of Sport tickets for Liverpool Empire Theatre, Liverpool. A Question of Sport details, cast, news, reviews and more.

so WHY is WMT reporting this as a "not found" link when the link on that page is fine and its onlyu the text that is truncated???