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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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What could cause occasional continued 404 errors that were originally triggered by high website traffic?

I have a website where one page received huge traffic in one moment, causing errors 404. Next day, traffic returned to normal but some percent of this page visitors still receive this error (5-10%). ...
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Google Console 404s for non-existent URLs (…/0)

Google Console is telling me that I have a quite a few 404s on my site. For example, it tells me the following is a 404: https://www.ThisIsMySite.com/accessories/0 There pages where it tells me I'm ...
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What to do with non exist page? 404 vs 410 vs deindex such type of url

Currently, in webmaster search console tool, we have some errors in NotFound for which page currently does not exist on our site and there is no 'Linked from' option for this type of URL.(this type of ...
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404 Crawl Error to almost all pdf files

The website is built in wordpress. I do not have than much experience, so I need your help. Once I entered at “Search Console” at “Crawl Errors” tab I saw that all “404 errors” are in “wp-content/...
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nginx proxy pass to standalone application

I'm trying to use pass traffic which is going to www.example.com/subfolder to a standalone application running on the same machine. Here is what I have: server { listen 80 default_server; ...
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Google doesn't send me to correct robots.txt directory

So I want to set a robots.txt in my site. Pretty straight forward place in root directory and good. But Google spits out a 404 error telling me the robots.txt is not in the place it expects. Not ...
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/404.html being requested by different IP addresses - Is this a new form of attack?

On some of our sites /404.html is being requested by different IP addresses, every second or so. The request is not accompanied by other resources loading on the page and will quite often then ...
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404 error for pages that working fine on google search console

I have a website that has over 2 million pages, for some time now I am seeing on google search console 404 errors for pages that are working fine and that I know for a fact were working fine before we ...
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After changing WordPress themes, search console reports 404s for existing URLs that can be rendered as well as many images

The site is now showing increasing numbers of 404s for the URL that are there - both in the URL and can be fetched and rendered. The problems started about two weeks ago with the Divi theme - it wasn'...
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I have three virtualhosts on my WAMP Stack, one works, the other gets 404'd

Hi everyone I'm new both to this site and to backend web stuff. Thank you in advance for any and all help. Like I said in my title, I have three vhosts, two of which I can point the browser towards ...
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URL in sitemap with 404 error. Strange parameter at the end of the URL

in my sitemap generated with SEO Yoast, there are some URL in 404 error. In the image you can see a strange parameter at the end of the URL. The sitemap is "attachment-sitemap1.xml", so there are ...
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410 or 404 or 301 for SEO for old pages after changing URLs in a site update?

Our site have around 2.1M pages indexed at Google. We made a change to the URL for the indexed pages, for managing international changes, that reflects change in almost all indexed pages. When the new ...
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404 status code for HTTP/2

How does a correct 404 status code look like on using HTTP/2 protocol? HTTP/1.1 404 Not Found seems to be for the previous protocol version, but I can't find anywhere something meaningful about status ...
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404 or 302 Redirect - what to use for a url which may be used in the future but not available at the moment

My site lists blogs like this example.com/?status=blog&id=number I only have 3 blogs now (id=1, id=2 and id=3). I checked my log files and saw that search bots are manipulating the URLs and ...
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Subdomain 404 Errors Isuue

I have a dual language news website. I have found a number of 404 errors in example.com which URLs should be in en.example.com, these are actually English content but showing in example.com (Bengali) ...
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Google doesn't recognize a 404 status code

There are 404 pages with two kinds of response headers (copypasted in full length from Chrome DevTools, Network tab): Response headers: cache-control:max-age=0, no-store content-type:text/html date:...
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Outdated 404 errors that are linked to from the pages themselves

I have a lot of 404 errors in my Google search console and have been researching this a bit. I understand they are generally not going to impact anything, but I did read that if they are internally ...
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What does it mean if URLs in a 404 log end with /& or /m& instead of the file extension?

My 404 log shows many URLs ending with /& or /m& instead of the file extension. They are getting error 404s, but what is that supposed to do? How do the URLs get changed to that?
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How long will it take for errors that were fixed to be cleared from Google Search Console?

If you see the image below, it shows a number of errors, but it doesn't show the URL lists. I tried to download the list of errors via the CSV format, but it still doesn't show the list of URLs, and ...
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404 for jobs that are no longer available

I'm developing a website for jobs search. The nature of jobs is that they are coming and going - some published job might be not available just after a few days. When user trying to access an ...
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how to deal with URLs containing underscores

I know that hyphnes are preferred to underscores, and I could do a 301 redirect. But some say it's not worth the chaos to change them and I pretty much agree. https://moz.com/community/q/hyphens-vs-...
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Images work directly in image folder with IIS but give 404 in subfolders of that directory

Hi I need some help with configuring our IIS (8.0) to allow images to be delivered from the image folder and all its subfolders. Our web.config is located in the root. We then serve most files from ...
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IIS showing 404 error for CakePHP routing prefixes for instance located in subfolder

I have this Single Page Application built using AngularJS that resides in the document root. The SPA communicates with an API built using CakePHP 3.5.x. The CakePHP instance resides in a folder named ...
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Google analytics not showing referrer from internal links on event label set by Google Tag Manager

I've set up an trigger in GTM that tracks a 404 event. This shows the 404 page as the event action and the page the 404 was found on as the page label. This works perfectly excluding the fact that ...
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What is the SEO impact of canonical links pointing to 404 pages?

A canonical tag (aka "rel canonical") is a way of telling search engines that a specific URL represents the master copy of a page. Using the canonical tag prevents problems caused by identical or "...
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If there is no page, redirecting to the other site

I moved my site and I want to use the old site. The best way to use both is to show the current pages, if there is no page, redirect to the same address on the new site. Can I do this only from the ....
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Site was hacked months ago. How do i remove created pages from googles listings

My site was hacked about 4-6 months ago and as a result lots of pages were created on my site. These pages no longer exist and were removed a week after the hack but they still exist in googles search ...
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How do 404/410 responses for old JS files affect SEO?

I use Autoptimize (AO) for pagespeed optimization. Everything is good on that front, but I notice that I often get 404 pages in my logs, typically from Google and other bots (I assume), trying to ...
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Search Console alerts me to increased 404s but shows no data

I recently changed the URL structure of a site I'm working on. Today, I got an email notice from Google Search Console on 'Increase in “404” pages on mydomain.com'. Actually, not surprising ...
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Which HTTP response status code is most appropriate for a restricted URL?

I have a page on my website that's targeted at logged-in users only. Logged-out visitors shouldn't see the content. Imagine the page URL is example.com/upload/. In cases when users aren't ...
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404 Errors on pages that I probably shouldn't redirect

I run an eCommerce website that sells used printing equipment. We never have a quantity over 1 of any product because it is all unique used equipment, so our inventory is ever changing. I keep getting ...
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How to check for 404 pages from other sites?

I just caught a domain that was going to be dropped. Business very similar to mine. The previous site had few subpages and they were linked from outside. However it's hard now to find what all the ...
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Google Search Console reporting warnings for URLs in the sitemap that have been removed from it for two weeks

We have a sitemap that is regenerated daily based on the records in our database. There are about 55 million records and each record is accessible as a separate page. However sometimes records are ...
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How to handle 404 errors that look like SQL errors or hacking attempts?

I have an E-commerce site (built on OpenCart 2.0.3.1). I'm using an SEO pack plugin that keeps a list of 404 errors, so we can make redirects. As of a couple of weeks ago, I keep seeing a LOT of 404s ...
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Crawl error (Response Code 404) [closed]

Recently I've built my first website using WordPress and I'm having some trouble indexing it. As you guys can see, the site is working (http://contacontente.com), even though it doesn't have much ...
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.htaccess errordocument 404 for .htm and .html

My .htaccess is displayed below. It catches example.com/abcnonsense and sends it to my error page - 404error.htm. But fails to catch example.com/abcnonsense.htm or example.com/abcnonsense.html. In ...
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A top directory in a URL path returns a 404 error, will its subpages still be crawled?

I found a site in which one of the directories in the URL path returns 404 error, but the subpages are still live. Example URL: https://shop.edurite.com/blogs/news/summer-activities In this URL ...
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Bogus request paths with a single letter and three numbers causing 404s, what are they?

/q873 /s106 /s833 etc. - I get these requests constantly generating a 404. They are from Google, Amazon, CERF and others. What are these people wanting? Is it a dos attack? It's useless to ban the IP ...
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Ghost not found 404 pages keep popping up in Google Search Console

We've been scratching our head with 404s that continually pop-up on Google Search Console. These are very old links (4+ years), that no longer exist and we have ensured that nothing on the current ...
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404 page on a static decommissioned webpage

We have decommissioned an old website and replaced the homepage with a similar static page stating that the offer is no longer available. We are returning the homepage with a 200 header if navigated ...
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Should I make pages NOINDEX if not results found

There are pages with search results on my website, like this this. Sometimes, there is no results (chatbots) to return and the page shows 'Found 0 bots' message. Those pages exist in the sitemap and ...
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404 page vs. 404 server answer

Could me somebody explain following topic: On different sites i realized two scenarios, how not existing urls are handled. I'm not sure, which setup causes which scenario and which scenario should be ...
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Can 301 redirects to homepage solve 404 errors in Google Search Console?

I have a site with a few hundred 404s. I am sure there are no relevant pages to redirect users to so I want to redirect users to homepage. Will redirecting to homepage be a good strategy compared to ...
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New sitemap submitted still large number of 404s showing

One of the sites I work on had 262 404 errors in early December, I recreated the sitemap submitted and the 404s then were 130. Now I have again recreated and submitted the sitemap and the 404 count is ...
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Google bot requesting URLs from old 301 redirectd site and then reporting a bunch of 404 errors

I'm reviewing some errors in Google Webmaster Tools / Search Console. I'm getting a lot of 404 errors for pages that don't exist such as: example.com/page12.php example.com/page111.html example....
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Weird 404 URL problem: domain name is being placed at end of URLs in WordPress site according to Google Search Console

In Google Search Console/Webmaster Tools, I found 404 error URLs with this pattern: http://example.com/page-name/example.com This is happening to all pages, posts, and even category type. For ...
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Unknown 404 Urls in Google Search Console / Webmastertools

We had a misconfigured validation of a wildcard route which returned 200 for every route. This causes an increasing of 404 errors in Google Search Console for unknown routes of the following schema: /...
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Google Search Console: 404 errors on existing pages

There is a few years old small website with very few pages (~5), which were indexed and ranked by Google. A few days ago 4 of those pages disappeared from SERPs and Search Console gives me 404 Not ...
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301 an “extinct” URL to a “404” page with 200 status code

This is a bit of a weird one but I'll explain as best I can: After a redesign, content was migrated and mapped to a new URL structure (same domain). However, there are still a lot of URLs 404ing that ...
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Is serving a blank page rather than a 404 error bad for SEO?

My website is set up in such a way such that any rubbish URL (e.g. example.com/asdfgh) will get a blank page and not a 404 error. I am not sure if its bad or good for SEO. Could you let me know what ...