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We recently overhauled a website for a client and I noticed a bunch of extensions that I hadn't set showing in SERPs. Are these automated? They link to old pages, so a click on any of the links brings people to an error page. Is there anything I can do about this? Thanks!

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February 2017

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Well Tami, I will be the first to mention the obvious. Your screenshot includes both paid and organic examples. When you say "top", those results would seem to be sitelinks from your AdWords account, which would be part of your "paid listings", if you will. Of course, I'm still just assuming, because there is information missing. 

 

Without a doubt, the lower results are organic results/listings. There is no clear "ad" designation - Ads are always clearly distinguished as such. Your organic listings / meta tag titles can be "fixed"... Depending on the Content Management System your company uses... Or doesn't - Depending on who sold you what bill of goods. Smiley Happy 

 

You may have 100% control, or you may be up a creek. I'm no admin expert, but according to the page source code, the site does have WordPress plugins, which would seem to obviously mean it is a WordPress CMS site. So, in theory you should have complete and total control, but if the people who built the site were/are unscrupulous individuals... Well, then... Creeks, paddles and the like...

 

The bottom line is the AdWords account can't fix that.

Tom

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There are automated extensions - when you go to the Ad Extensions tab, they can be found at the bottom of the drop-down box. There you can disable them if you wish.

 

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Could you upload a screenshot?

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There can be ad extensions anywhere from the account level, down to the adgroup level for some extensions. Double check and make sure nothing got overlooked along with disabling the automated extensions, and you should have all your bases covered. Smiley Happy

Tom

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Hi, thanks for answering. I turned off dynamic sitelinks, but that didn’t do anything. I will try to disable all of them.

Tami

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The ones at the top are the ones I did. The lower ones I'm asking about. Some of them appear to have been scraped from the new site, but the other go to broken links.

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Downloaded in this thread.

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Thanks, Tom.

I did all of that and turned off the automated extensions. I assume it will take some time for that to take effect? And once Google recognizes all of our new pages, the automated extensions can be turned back on?

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Well Tami, I will be the first to mention the obvious. Your screenshot includes both paid and organic examples. When you say "top", those results would seem to be sitelinks from your AdWords account, which would be part of your "paid listings", if you will. Of course, I'm still just assuming, because there is information missing. 

 

Without a doubt, the lower results are organic results/listings. There is no clear "ad" designation - Ads are always clearly distinguished as such. Your organic listings / meta tag titles can be "fixed"... Depending on the Content Management System your company uses... Or doesn't - Depending on who sold you what bill of goods. Smiley Happy 

 

You may have 100% control, or you may be up a creek. I'm no admin expert, but according to the page source code, the site does have WordPress plugins, which would seem to obviously mean it is a WordPress CMS site. So, in theory you should have complete and total control, but if the people who built the site were/are unscrupulous individuals... Well, then... Creeks, paddles and the like...

 

The bottom line is the AdWords account can't fix that.

Tom

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Thank you Tom. I know that the first ones are ads and the second are organic, so it makes sense about it not being an AdWords issue - I thought it was an automated extension issue, but apparently it's not.

 

I was just wondering if the broken links from the old site will eventually correct after Google has crawled the site for awhile. 

 

My company did the site, and I optimized all the pages with title tags etc., so those should be OK. Just trying to figure out if there's anything that can be done, but I guess I'm in the wrong place! Thanks for your help!