404 Error

The 404 or Not Found error message is a HTTP standard response code indicating that the client was able to communicate with a given server, but the server could not find what was requested.The web site hosting server will typically generate a "404 Not Found" web page when a user attempts to follow a broken or dead link; hence the 404 error is one of the most recognizable errors users can find on the web.A 404 error should not be confused with "server not found" or similar errors, in which a connection to the destination server could not be made at all.
Posts about 404 Error
  • How to create the perfect 404 page

    … of 404s on SEO What are Soft 404s Helping your user Reporting 404s in Google Analytics Making it fun! What is a 404? A 404 is the response code that should be provided by your web server when a user attempts to access a URL that no longer exists/never existed or has been moved without any form of redirection. At a HTTP level the code…

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  • Nine SEO techniques that take less than 15 minutes

    … last handful of pages and make sure your images conform. You could even look at the alt tags at the same time as checking your images’ file sizes (see point 3). For lots more information, check out How to optimise images for SEO. 8. Check your 404 error codes 404 pages occur when a Googlebot attempts to visit a page that doesn’t exist…

    Christopher Ratcliff/ Search Engine Watchin SEO- 35 readers -
  • Fixing 404 Error Pages with Google Analytics

    … The first question is whether to capture details of the 404 Error Page within page level customisations or as an event. My approach is to capture more information about the page using page level customisation. Since viewing a 404 Error Page is not an event, it should not be treated as one. Google Analytics tracking Step one in the GA tracking for Error…

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