Is fixing URL erros going to help with rankings

In webmaster tools I have 80 server error 280 soft 404 and 250 not found in the url errors report... if I go through and fix these, would id help my rankings?  If so, should I just make them 404s or 301 them somewhere?
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Lucas BishopClick TrackerCommented:
Yes, fixing 404 errors will potentially help with rankings. The 404 errors are a problem because those pages are somehow being found by visitors and/or search engines.

If the pages are ranked in the SERPs they will soon lose their ranking due to the current status. If Google sends a visitor to a 404 page, the visitor will have a poor experience. This will eventually lead to the page being removed from Google if it's not already.

If the pages are linked within your site, you are confusing your visitors by sending them to missing pages. Giving users a poor experience can eventually lead to poor SERP rankings as well.

You should redirect these pages to the appropriate page that has replaced them.

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jason94024Author Commented:
thanks lucas, will do.
jason94024Author Commented:
detailed and clear, thanks
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