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07 Mar 14 9:16 pm
I don't really think this is something you need to be worried about. It probably takes a while for Google to update, and if nobody is coming to your site through those search results... it's not a big deal.
I'm not sure what Andrew Hanson said in his webinar or what facts he had to back it up, but I really doubt that any of this has any impact on your site. It has a bigger impact by distracting you from the things you need to be doing.
If you are getting visitors to those dead pages, set up 301 redirects to send those visitors to the right place on your site. You can get plugins for WordPress that will let you do it.
Other than that... just forget about it for a couple of months. Google can be a slow beast sometimes, particularly when sites are new.