Pretty URLs are causing 404 errors in Google Webmaster Tools

I use modRewrite to make URLs like:

But I’ve noticed lately that the Google Webmaster Tools is finding a lot of pages that don’t really exist. For example, privacyPolicy.php resides on the root, and yet Google thinks it resides on, therefore its throwing 404 errors. And they are starting to accumulate quickly:

Would this best be resolved by changing my footer links to use the full URL? Like


Its probably because you are using relative link. You should use either root absolute or FQD absolute. Or even using the base html element would work.