I've noticed in my Google Webmasters account that I have 11x 404 error pages on my website:
I'm going to 301 redirect the "services/event-security/)" to "services/event-security/" without the the bracket on the end but i'm not sure what to do about the others because most of them are old URLS that came from the original WordPress template sample data but I didn't manage to delete them in time before Google found them. From reading around online some people say to 301 redirect them all to similar pages but I don't have any pages similar, some people say to 301 redirect them all to the home page and some people say just to ignore them, also some people say they will hurt my rankings and some people say they won't so I really don't know what is the best thing to do with them? I have also been building backlinks for the past 6 months and my keywords are still not ranking and i'm wondering if this is because of the 404 errors? I ranked websites before and normally have them ranking in about 3-4 months so i'm starting to get really worried now.
Thanks in advance
P.s my website is www.tgfsecurity.co.uk