Cutts Clarifies 404 Pages, Google Toolbar

    February 12, 2008
    WebProNews Staff

The short version: short 404 pages on one’s website will drive a Google-generated 404 page on browsers running the Google Toolbar.

Count us among the sites noting reports of Google Toolbar’s bad behavior with 404 error pages. As the old saying goes, it’s not a bug, it’s a feature.

Google’s Matt Cutts explained why everyone should calm down and take a breath. The Toolbar behavior had been disclosed in a couple of places, but probably didn’t receive enough attention.

“If you