404 Errors

  • Beginner’s guide to server response codes

    … browser, this is the code received. To a search engine crawler, a 200 code says “I want you to keep this link as-is in your index.” How could this response be an error? A few weeks ago I was looking to buy a shirt. A specific brand ranked well in search results and I immediately found pages of product links from their site that fit what I wanted. I…

    Search Engine Watch- 14 readers -
  • Can 404 Errors Hurt Your SEO Rankings?

    … errors--they send any traffic from the old location to the new one, and neither users nor search engine crawlers get upset over it. Ensuring your sitemap, redirects, and pages are accurate and up-to-date is a somewhat tricky business. If you're new to the scene, you could work with an SEO agency, a web developer, or even a freelancer to help you get…

    Search Engine Guidein SEO- 8 readers -
  • Getting Bulk PA Data for 404s with URL Profiler

    … I’ve been using URL Profiler on-and-off for a few months now, mainly for full-on link analysis – especially when it comes to penalty removal and disavow work. However, as I’m sure other folks have discovered, there’s a few other cheeky ways that the software can be put to good use. I found one, and after a chat with Patrick (one of URLP’s founders…

    SEOnoin SEO- 19 readers -
  • Using IP Deny Manager To Reduce Fake Visitors and Improve Site Security

    … it, and use it to monitor for 404 errors for a few days to get this information for you. I configure the redirection plugin to keep a week’s worth of redirection and 404 data. Be sure you don’t let it keep more than that (but you can keep less than that) or you might end up with massive log files cluttering up your database. Once you have a few day’s…

    Kim Castleberry/ Just Ask Kim- 21 readers -