How do you solve URL error messages?

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Google webmaster tools keeps displaying an error message about my main webpage that I can't seem to solve. I've asked around and others arent sure. How do I go about tracking this down? I need it sorted, I'm not happy leaving it as I've been placed in the supplemental index because of it.

Any ideas are more than welcome.

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Will

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Emmy

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Hello Will,
It can be frustrating waiting for you site to be indexed by Google, but there are things you can do to promote your site and help the process along.

Google places websites in their index that have proven usefulness to web searchers. There are hundreds of factors (stuff we are aware of, and stuff we aren't) that go into the algorithm that helps Google decide which pages to place in its index. Unfortunately, every new website experiences this waiting period as Google (and the other search engines) investigate the site content and its authority on a subject. It doesn't have to be a waiting game as there are so many things you can do to promote your site and make it an authority in it's topic area thus proving usefulness.

An important part of making your site an authority is getting relevant backlinks which I see you have all ready started. This is something you should keep up with.

There are numerous directories on the Internet that accept paid and un-paid submissions. These directories categorize websites by content type, so you will need to choose the best category for what your website provides. You’ll generally be able to give your listing a title, short description and link to your website. Don’t ever pay someone to “submit your website to 200 directories,” this is not looked highly upon by search engines. BestCatalog.net has developed a great list to get you started. http://www.bestcatalog.net/seo_tips/directories.htm.

Another great way to develop links back to your site is something called article marketing. This is by far one of my favorite strategies for link building as it accomplishes everything you want. It not only develops good links back to your site within the article directories, but it gives you the opportunity to have your articles syndicated, or spread around the Internet, and the opportunity to be seen as an expert in your field.

Choose some article directories, here’s a great list http://www.seoresearcher.com/articles-directories-list-alexa-rating-ordered.htm. Create an account, and submit your articles. You are able to place something called an Author Bio at the end of each of you articles. Within your Author Bio you can give a brief description about you, or your website, and place html links, usually two, back to your website. Others are then able to use your articles on their websites and in other e-publications as long as they include the author bio.

Another amazing tool at your disposal is the Blogging feature. This allows you to consistently update your site, and provide your site visitors with new and useful information. If a website is updated often, that means the search engines have a reason to come back to your site often.

I am aware of how frustrating it can be to get your site noticed in the search engines. But what you can do right now is continue to build links and create useful content.

I hope this information is helpful to you.

Kind Regards,
Emmy
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Will

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Thanks for that Emmy. My site is6 months old, and has been indexed by google. A few weeks ago an error popped up in webmaster tools and now Im not in the normal google listing. Unless you type in something super specific about my business, new clients wouldnt be able to find me.

Im seeking help in hunting down this

http://a-class-driving.synthasite.com...

and

http://a-class-driving.synthasite.com...=

How do I go about finding out what this is, where it is and how to get rid of it?

I've had advice saying leave it, its nothing, but it is something and strange how I was listed, then this appeared and now Im in the supplemetal index and no longer have a page ranking (page rank n/a).

I've been told there could be a problem with the php page and need a text editor that can parse the source code ... is that right? I have no idea, way past my ability.
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Will

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Could I use a robot to block this URL? Would this stop google reading it?
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Hi Will. We are trying to research this problem, even though it seems out of our control. If we find anything we will let you know. In the meantime you do not have an option to create a robots.txt file. Can you bear with us and see if we are able to discover anything, while continuing to seek help on the Google Webmaster forum?