On every page in which I have a video embedded using this ARVE Pro plugin Google Webmaster tools is giving me a 404 page not found error saying there is a link on every page that has a video on it pointing to a non existing page… they all seem to be related to this plugin.
For example the following page has a Vimeo video embedded:
Google is saying that this page is pointing to the following nonexisting page:
There is no link in that page pointing to this page at all, it is probably a link being generated by the plugin…
Below is the shortcode I used to insert the video on that page:
[arve url=”https://vimeo.com/220570695″ mode=”normal” title=”3320 Oliphant Point Loma Luxury Home” description=”Video for 3320 Oliphant Point Loma, a contemporary luxury home in San Diego, CA.” upload_date=”06/06/2017″ maxwidth=”575″]
I looked into it and its a fallback of a fallback. It seems if JS is disabled Vimeo tries to play the video with flash and if flash is not available it tries to redirect to this noscript fallback url you mentioned. That however does not seem to redirect to Vimeo but to your sites URL for a reason I do not know. At least this is how google seems to see it. This seems to be a robot problem rather then a real human issue so honestly I do not plan to do anything about this. And no the plugin does not generate any links an I do not think its something the plugin should provide. I tried with Firefox and it tells be to install flash or upgrade my browser so the fallback of the fallback (at least how I interpret their code) does not seem to work so it look like this is a Vimeo issue. But considering that JS is such a essential part of the web nowadays I as a web developer do not even bother with fallbacks.