• Ask Yoast: 301 or 302 redirect?

    … You’ve deleted a post or page. Of course you know that you’re not done yet though! You’ll have to create a redirect, to avoid that visitors will land on your 404 page. Perhaps your site has a page that shows the information that you’ve just deleted, or something similar. So you want to create a redirect. But which one should you use? A 301 or 302…

    Joost De Valk/ Yoast- 8 readers -
  • Can 404 Errors Hurt Your SEO Rankings?

    … You've probably encountered at least one 404 error--maybe even on your own site. A 404 error is a type of error returned when a user attempts to access a page on the server that is not specified, does not exist, or otherwise can't be accessed. There are several error codes that indicate a problem returning a requested web page, but 404s…

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  • How to properly delete a page from your site

    … When you delete a page (or post) from your site, you delete one or more URLs too. That old URL, when visited, will usually return a 404 not found error. But is that what you wanted? Maybe that page should be redirected somewhere. If not, and you deliberately deleted that content, serving a 410 header would actually be a better idea. This post…

    Joost De Valk/ Yoastin SEO How To's- 43 readers -
  • Website Maintenance: 404 error pages

    … If your website means anything for your business, you should regularly schedule time to do maintenance on it. This post will be the first of a series on website maintenance. The series is intended as a guide to things you should check while doing maintenance. We start of with the most basic of all: checking for 404 error pages. Note: this post…

    Joost De Valk/ Yoastin SEO YouTube- 9 readers -
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  • Thoughts on 404 Not Found error pages

    … Have you ever wondered why you should have that 404 Not Found page? What’s the use? The page is gone or broken and you don’t want people to end up there, so why not just redirect that page to the homepage of your website? They even made WordPress plugins that will help you do this, so why not, right? Wrong. What you’re basically doing is putting…

    Michiel Heijmans/ Yoast- 9 readers -