My website doesn't provide 404 errors.

If you were to type in: clientsforcounsellors.com/dlkforiereg or pretty much any gibberish page that doesn't exist, you'd be redirected to my home page.

  1. Why could this be happening?
  2. Is it bad for SEO?
  3. How do I fix this?
  • Where is your site hosted? Can you share your sites configuration (for example the .htaccess file if it has one)? Dec 15 '20 at 2:00
  • Bluehost is hosting it. There's nothing in the .htaccess file. Dec 15 '20 at 7:39
  • you could use your browsers developer-tools to monitor ("keep logs on navigation" setting ON) what goes over the wire - like a 301/302 "moved permanently/temporarily" message and maybe you should (try to) override the preconfigured settings of your hoster with some entries into .htaccess - something simple first to ensure they even give you those capabilites .. rewriterules can be tricky to get just right ;-)
    – flowtron
    Dec 15 '20 at 8:39
  • Do you have any redirects configure from your Bluehost control panel? bluehost.com/help/article/redirecting-web-page Dec 15 '20 at 10:48
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    Your site isn't redirecting to the home page. curl --head 'https://clientsforcounsellors.com/dlkforiereeeeeg' shows HTTP/2 200. If I visit that URL, I see the contents of the home page, but there is no redirect involved. Are you sure there is absolutely nothing in your .htaccess file? Configuring your site to act this way would be done from .htaccess 99.9% of the time. Dec 15 '20 at 10:53

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