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According to Google & in the context of SEO, In case of 404, the page is retained 24 hours before being considered as deleted. In case of 410, the page is considered as deleted right away. I guess for a big online shop it can make a difference for product pages that are gone. If the product are discontinued a 410 would be normal. In fact, it is possible ...


A 404 or 410 is fine for any page or URL that does not exist. You do not have to mix the two- you can chose just one. If the page is gone, then a 410 is certainly appropriate, however, a 404 is automatic (as well as traditional as a result) and fine too. Just know that Google, for example, will try for a number of times before delisting any URL from the ...

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