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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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You can do what you like with your 404 pages, as Google only retrieves the HTTP header, not the content. No PageRank is assigned to the 404 page, or any of the links contained on/in it. Redirecting … to a 404 page is merely adding an additional step in the chain (request -> 301/302 -> 404), so there's no value to be gained. Adding links to your 404 pages, especially ones to pages that are relevant is always a good idea for your visitors. …
answered Apr 22 '11 by Mike Hudson
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You can create a dynamic output using PHP inside the 404.php template. Effectively you use the 404.php to include your header, footer and any navigation as per a normal template, and then swap out …
answered Dec 18 '11 by Mike Hudson
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the answer is most-likely your use of the Disqus commenting system, where Google is trying to find URLs in JavaScript. However, Disqus is blaming Google for the issue: We believe these 404 crawl …
answered Sep 6 '12 by Mike Hudson