Site is generating partial URLs that redirect to full URL?

I was looking in Google Search Console, under “Page indexing”, and I noticed some incomplete URLs are indexed, and forward to the complete URL.

For example, let’s say a real blog post URL is [myblog.com/how-to-tie-a-shoe/](https://myblog.com/how-to-tie-a-shoe/)

In Google Search Console, I’d see something like [myblog.com/how-to-tie](https://myblog.com/how-to-tie)

And it redirects to the full URL.

I see this for many blog posts.

Does anyone know what could be causing this?

2 Comments
  1. Can’t think of anything that does this. Usually you’d get a 404. Are you sure the URLs aren’t just being trimmed, visually?

  2. WordPress natively guesses broken URLs. But only in certain scenarios where something has been left off of the end of the URL. (Partial matches) as your first URL is the first portion of the redirected URL it’s guessing that’s what you were looking for.

    For why the incomplete url is indexed it’s hard to know without the real example / links to diagnose it.

 

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