The 404 or Not Found error message is a HTTP standard response code indicating that the client was able to communicate with the server, but the server could not find what was requested.

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ecommerce item deleted by user, 301 redirect to HOME PAGE or 404 not found?

I know this question is someway similar to this one where they recommend using 404, but after reading this other one where they suggest to use 301 when changing site URLs (in the specific case was due ...
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404 page needs meta description (just to make Google happier)?

I'm fixing some minor things on the 404 page for all my websites. My punctiliousness makes me unable to sleep well unless I get an answer to this question. :) Does a 404 page need a meta description ...
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is it google webmaster crawler's fault or a virus?

Last day when i visited google webmaster tools, i found crawler errors for 42 not found pages. all the pages were having "luminous-solutions.net" at last in the URL. Like ...
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Is it better to have an ErrorDocument 404 redirect back to the homepage or a standard 404 error page?

We run an ecommerce site that was setup by a third party ecommerce software provider, basic shop with product pages, basket and checkout. The third party vendor set up the htaccess file so that if a ...
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Are you aware of any client-side malware that sends lots of junk requests for .gifs?

I am getting dozens of 404 errors on my site that are requests for gif's with apparently random names, like 4273uaqa.gif and 5pwowlag.gif. I see that most of them are coming from one user. I assume ...
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Apache Per User Directory Not Found

For some reason the user directory I have for my server has stopped working whenever I go to http://server/~user/public_html/ I get a 404 error. The files are there on the ftp, but they're not showing ...
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404 page echoing request URI - security risk?

I just noticed the default 404 page on one of my hosting accounts displays the requested URI. <!--#echo var="REQUEST_URI" --> I faintly remember hearing or reading that this is a potential ...
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Can missing anchors be logged?

If I have a broken link it gets logged with a 404. If I have a link to an anchor and the anchor is missing, I don't get an entry in the log. How can I find those broken anchor links, especially if the ...