New answers tagged 404
There can be many reasons for this. But without seeing the htaccess file, we may not be able to give out any definitive answers. So I suggest you post your code here for us to review. You may be redirecting your pages to a directory that does not even exist, and hence the 404 errors.
Try changing your DNS to Googles DNS and see if that works. Aside from that I don't think this a problem on your end what so ever. Google DNS: 126.96.36.199 188.8.131.52
You should login to Google Webmaster Tools and do a fetch as Google, if the page returns a status 200 then you know that your pages are working as intended and what your experiencing is just the Google cache service not working, which should resolve itself in time. Google Cache is not Realtime It's worth mentioning that the Google cache system runs ...
There is no clear argument how error 404 can affect your site ranking, the truth is that while error 404 may not affect your site's ranking it could affect user experience on your site, and yes in a way or the other it can affect your site ranking.
Very simple. Just create another .htaccess file in the /subsite directory, and set your ErrorDocument 404 in it to the subsite's 404 page, ie ErrorDocument 404 http://example.com/subfolder/alternate-404.html. The .htaccess in the parent folder will still be used for the main document root, and all other subfolders.
There is a small trick to land all this traffic to your home page. You need to add a location of your home page for example index.html or nodeID on 404 error page. And all of the traffic will be directed to home page. Later you can thoroughly check sitemap and add rel="nofollow". Hope this will solve the above mentioned problem for you.
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