404

  • 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- 12 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…

    Search Engine Guidein SEO- 6 readers -
  • Website Maintenance: 404 error pages

    … these 404s before search engines encounter them. In that case, spidering your site with a tool like Xenu or (our favorite) Screaming Frog will give you a lot of insight. These tools are built specifically to behave just like search engine spiders and will thus help you find a lot of issues. Fixing 404 errors Now that we’ve found all these 404…

    Joost De Valk/ Yoastin SEO YouTube- 10 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- 10 readers -