Questions tagged [404]

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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If a web crawler get a 404 error, will it not index that url?

Say I have a page page.example.com/page. In my (python) server, you only get served html if you are logged in, which you can do at page.example.com/login. If you aren't logged in, the server responds ...
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Redirect 404 Sub Directories to the equivalent sub-domain

We're moving thousands of sub directories, to a sub domain. The exact same slug, but its a sub domain now. All of these sub directories are going to cause a 404. Using htaccess, how can I take the ...
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How to map many old URLs to a new host with a redirect under Apache cPanel?

I moved some of the content on my website to an external site. However, a lot of places on the Internet still link to the missing pages, resulting in 404 messages. What is the best method of ...
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How does Unicode hyphen character wind up in URL request?

I've had this rare situation (19 times in the past year, so not a lot) where a 404 turns up an attempted URL that appears to be valid, but differs from the actual URL in that the actual URL has one or ...
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Apache redirect all requests for file type to 404

I have some .inc files that I want blocked from being accessible via web pages. I want to simply redirect them to another page or throw a 404 when those files are accessed. I have tried this so far ...
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404 errors as a result of …/false urls

I have been reviewing 404 error logs on a WooCommerce site I have been working on (logs held within the website server) and there are a lot of requests to product pages which have /false on the end of ...
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Google Search Console Errors - Product Pages Using a Product Filter

OVERVIEW: I use a product filter on my WORDPRESS website so a user can search by make/model/year/transmission/drive/weight/etc... (this is not a question for a plugin developer - this is a Google ...
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Images from googleusercontent.com giving 404

A few days ago, images from a website I maintain stopped being displayed in Gmail. The Google's Image Cache Proxy returns 404 on every image. I can confirm that they are accessible on the server ...
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What to do with malformed URLs crawled by Google and other bots?

Sometime back due to a bug on our website, we end up exposing below URLs to Google. By the time realised and fixed this issue on production. They were crawled by Google. /10695-Dilemma%20in%...
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AMP URL not found (404) in Google Webmaster Tools but AMP/Canonical pages work fine

Google Webmaster Tools has been reporting 404 errors for a number of my AMP pages since last month. The number of affected pages changes every 24 hours, and is now climbing every day which is killing ...
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How to handle 404-pages caused by missing translation on multilingual websites

I'm currently working on a customers multilingual website that has a language switch in the menu bar. On every blog article you can click that switch. However, some articles don't have a translations. ...
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Using a tag on a single WordPress post creates a 404 page, how do I make that better for Google?

I have a post (WordPress) that I've tagged with a single keyword. It's the only post that has that tag. In reviewing my internal links using screaming frog, I noticed that I had a 404 error if I ...
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Using htaccess to redirect 301 for domain change

I am currently moving a domain from one to the other, this is not an HTTPS move but rather a move from exampleone.co.uk to exampletwo.co.uk. I am using this code: <IfModule mod_rewrite.c> ...
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How to see where links to 404 pages are found in Google Search Console?

I've found the Google Search Console report where it lists all the 404 Not Found Errors on the site. But when I click into each URL, it doesn't tell me WHERE on the website these links are actually ...
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MediaWiki: What HTTP Status Code it returns for non existent web pages?

Take these MediaWiki web pages for example: https://ecowiki.org.il/wiki/Aaaaaaaaaa https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MAKMAKMAK http://www.foodtech-portal.eu/index.php?title=Special:PdfPrint&...
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Apache ErrorDocument returns 404 in place of 302

I have a Directory and DirectoryMatch declaration with ErrorDocument as <Directory "/Images/folder"> Options FollowSymLinks AllowOverride None Order allow,deny ...
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How to find source page that generated 404 error

I have a Wordpress site and I'm looking for a way to identify which pages in my site contain links to pages that generate 404 errors in GSC. I tried the first solution in this SE post but found ...
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Nonexistant /408.shtml and /403.shtml URLs being requested on WordPress site

The top two most commonly requested nonexistent pages on my WordPress website are the following: /408.shtml (3500 times) /403.shtml (470 times) I use the Redirection plugin to track 404 requests, ...
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What is the SEO impact in using 404 page to show content?

I am working on a site that shows content for cities, neighborhoods, zip codes, etc. User can type http://example.com/miami or http://example.com/33101. Each page is created dynamically. My site ...
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How to protect my site's SEO reputation from random 404 backlinks [duplicate]

After I read some articles about SEO 404 issues, I found that 404 pages can hurt a site's SEO reputation. I think if Google finds a lot of 404 pages on a domain, Google will decrease its SEO rank for ...
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Switching canonical url when page returns 404

I have some pages that have a short lifespan; this includes careers entries, landing pages and so on. Currently when these are no longer available, they return a 404. When these pages expire to a ...
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IIS7 rewrite rule triggers 404 rather than redirecting to new pagw

We recently replaced most of our default pages from default.htm to default.asp. Rewrite rules work fine if it's a sub-folder, e.g. example.com/help/default.asp where the default.htm was deleted. If ...
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Weird URL in the search console reports

We have been fixing some issues according to the Google Search Console reports. However we have come accross an issue that we dont know where to look for fixing. As you can see in the image, google ...
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Screaming Frog reports “Mailto” link create 404 errors

A site I've built gets too many 404 errors with Screaming Frog All the 404 originate from the "mailto:" links on the site - for some reason the scan identifies non-exist pages which looks like this: ...
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Should I index 404.html in my “sitemap.xml” file?

I'm a beginner with websites and I want to know if the sitemap.xml file of my website should or shouldn't index the 404.html page, which is a custom 404 page. This question is quite similar to Should ...
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How to get Google to de-index all the old URLs that now return 404 status?

We are working on a website which has changed all their URLs. Right now, whenever people search on Google, the old URLs appear in the search results are not working. The URLs show 404 errors. The ...
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Google Search Console gives me 404 errors on tags I removed

I've recently deleted a lot of tags (www.example.com/tag/example) because they were either useless or ranking for keywords for which I have articles on (and I want to rank those). I checked the ...
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Ok to use meta noindex on 404 pages?

I have a custom 404.html file on my website that gets served with a 404 status code when a URL is not found, standard stuff. But if you visit the exact path /404.html on the server, the server says "...
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What determines which 404 errors gets listed on a website's Google Search Console?

If I put https://example.com/french-fries in a browser, I get a 404. Will that 404 get listed on example.com's Google Search Console? Or does /french-fries have to be a coded link, get crawled and ...
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Can Cloudflare redirect a referrer before they hit the site?

History I have a few WordPress sites that I manage and I've coded the 404 and 403 to email a dedicated account with hits to these pages. On a local machine daily the emails are compiled to a CSV and ...
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In Case of 404 Page should the url be 404 or we can change the content to 404 and url remains the same

I have a confusion regarding 404 Page Suppose I've a landing page: https://www.example.com/testing-page The page no longer exists so what should I do with it? Case 1: Should I redirect the URL to ...
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How to fix 404 error caused by WordPress attachment URLs? Using Yoast causes 404 errors

Right now I am using Yoast for SEO. I found 3000+ URLs indexed in Google Search Console, while I have just 100+ posts. By adding other stuff like tags and categories there should be around 300+ URLs. ...
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Reasons to use a custom 404 page that redirects with code vs a 301 redirect?

We are moving a website from Joomla to Mura and some of the pages are going to be located at different URLs. I can set up 301 redirects in the rules section of the web.config file in order to ...
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Maintain quality of web-appearance: Track number of html 404 responses to fix missing pages

This was probably discussed a lot of times, but I just don't know the technical term to search for this. Situation: Let's assume there are many external links pointing to pages in a certain domain A ...
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SEO - Custom error pages & status codes

My website uses a custom error page with the <meta name="robots" content="noindex"> meta tag. Am I right in thinking this tag will tell crawlers, such as Googlebot, to remove the page from ...
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404 to 301 Permanent Redirect a good idea?

I have a domain which I bought in 2013 and stopped working on it in 2015. I recently started to work on it again. The website had around 150 articles which I deleted a long time ago. While none of ...
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Does Google return to visit a page with 404 Error?

If a page indexed in Google shows a 404 Error, does Google return to visit it again? In other words, if a page that was indexed in Google continue to show the 404 Error for several years, will ...
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How to have .htaccess display 404.html for child pages

I am working on a website example.com that has an error page example.com/404.html. Here's my entire .htaccess file (Apache): # Forces HTTPS RewriteEngine On RewriteCond %{HTTPS} !=on RewriteRule ^(....
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Google Search Console is showing a 404 warning for a deleted blog post

I had originally submitted it in Google Search Console so it could be indexed. I have deleted my blog post. After deleting, it is showing me a "404 Not Found" warning for that blog post. What should ...
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“Invalid response” when returning a HTTP 404 page via Cloudflare

My website is using Cloudflare in order to enable SSL (free SSL is not available on my host, Hostgator). Everything seems to be working fine, except when I return a 404 page. That results in This ...
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A website has more than 5000 404 Errors, is this a problem? [duplicate]

I have a website of one of my clients that allows the user to delete pages by themselves with a form. When a page is deleted the website generates a 404 Error. The deleted pages total about 5000, and ...
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Is it necessary to handle every 404 reported in Google Search Console?

Is it necessary to handle every 404 reported in Google Search Console? used/hyundai-cars/page-143/undefined/ There was a bug in JavaScript which was forming such wrong URLs. These errors are fixed ...
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Why? My website is not showing “cache option” in search result [duplicate]

Plz guide me. Why? my website is not showing "cache option" in search result. when I check Ex- (Cache: http://example.com ) then it shows - "404. That’s an error." URLs are indexed & no any ...
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55.000 index pages, 404 cached versions [duplicate]

All pages are being 404 cached on google? Currently we are using cloudflare, which I dont think is causing the problem, but you never know. Does anyone know how to understand the problem and what ...
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All pages from my site are showing a 404 error in the Google cache from search results [duplicate]

For the last 30 days, all internal pages of my website have been showing 404 error in the Google cache. When I click on 'Cached' on any page, it shows below error message: The requested URL /search?...
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SEO impact of changing versions (and names) of external CSS

A website of mine uses a WordPress plugin for CSS minification. The plugin regenerates the CSS file on every update to the style-sheet. When it does, the plugin also changes the version and hence name ...
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Google Webcache 404 error [duplicate]

We recently migrated our web platform from php application to nodejs react application. Ever since we are facing a major drop in organic traffic from google search. While debugging found an issue ...
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Google Search Console Crawl 404 linked Error from strange Website [duplicate]

Image: The error is displayed because the URL has added the symbol ; at the end. /wp-content/uploads/2018/06/iuiuiuiuiuiui.pdf; (incorrect) If we remove the symbol ; the URL it works normally. /...
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Should I return 404 from dynamic product page if product no longer exists?

Background: In my ASP.NET (Episerver) site, I have one product page whose content varies based on the product code parameter: www.mysite.com/product/[productcode] There aren't multiple physical ...
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Broken links in wordpress due to .htaccess

I was playing around with the .htaccess file on my site, and though the homepage works. All links are broken, showing 404 error. I also cannot click on anything but the homepage. If it matters here ...