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What is the proper metadata to set on temporary 500 errors?

It is my experience that Google generally does nothing for a previously indexed page when it sees a 5xx error. It may drop it from the SERPs temporarily if the 5xx error exists for too long. The page ...
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What is the proper metadata to set on temporary 500 errors?

For SEO, the title and the meta tags of a 5xx page don't matter. Search engines bots see the HTTP status code and base their decisions only on that. They will ignore titles, meta descriptions, and ...
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What is the proper metadata to set on temporary 500 errors?

There are some good answers here. The bottom line is that a 500-series error tells the search engine "there's a temporary issue right now, come back later". The search engine will do just that - come ...
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