404 page error Help!

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Subject: 404 page error Help!
Posted by:  Nomen Nescio (nobo…@dizum.com)
Date: Sat, 7 Mar 2009

I could use some help with getting rid of 404 page not
found errors for this site I have. It's an older site that
years ago before I knew better that I was spamming the link
for at guestbooks and blog comments about 3 or 4 years ago.
I cleaned up my act since then and no longer spam and do
whitehat seo for the past 3 years or so. But Google at their
webmaster tools is still showing 149 internal pages as 404
page not found errors based on the backlinks I had posted
3-4 years ago at various sites. Those 149 pages have not
existed now for almost 4 years yet google still has a
record of them all from those links I posted at sites that
I spammed at 4 years ago! Does anybody have any idea how I
can get those 404 pages off google's records? There's no
way that I can remove the links I posted 4 years ago at
sites that do not belong to me and that is what google is
basing it on. The pages no longer exist and haven't existed
for a good 3 years. I though of a robots.txt file listing
all the pages but it doesn't seem to me like that would
work since they're basing those pages, those 404 not founds,
on links from other sites and not my own site. Any body have
any idea what I can do to get those 404 page links to my
site removed from google's records of my site? By the way
none of those pages are indexed any longer at google so
there's nothing to remove from google's index itself. It's
the backlinks from those sites I posted at years ago that
google is counting as though they were real pages at my
site and web server which they're not and haven't been for
years now.