All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘404’
With Marco Rubio’s Monday announcement that he’s running for President, that makes four official candidates so far. We’re at a pretty early stage in the campaign, so we’re going to ignore all the polls. What we’re going to look at is which candidate has the best 404 page. 1. Hillary Clinton Clinton just joined Facebook, and did so in a …
Blast! You’ve requested a URL that doesn’t exist! On many sites, the only thing you’re likely to get from that is a giant 404 message and a frustration headache. But you’ve gotta love it when a website takes the time to makes their 404 error page enjoyable. Everything about the IMDb is wonderful. The features, the trivia, the ability to …
Clever 404 error pages are a dime a dozen on the interwebs – and for good reason. If you’re going to disappoint someone searching for a particular page on your site, you might as well entertain them in the process. But in a world overpopulated with clever (and not-so-clever) error pages, this might be my favorite. If you come across …
Amazon.com is a decent place to shop for books, CDs, or whatever else you like. It’s also a good site to read reviews, even if you do your buying elsewhere. But the company has once again embarrassed itself by receiving an obvious patent.
The United States government has rejected a proposal by United Nations members to cede its control of the Internet’s root servers to international governance, an announcement that has increased criticism among developing nations before November’s World Summit on the Information Society in Tunisia.
It’s a fact, Page Not Found, known as a 404 error, can harm your website Ranking with Search Engines as well as being a Turn-Off for Visitors.
A 404 error is what you get when your browser tries to access a page that doesn’t exist. Maybe you mistyped something, or the link you followed was mistyped by someone else, or maybe the webmaster moved it or renamed it or just deleted it. It’s annoying for you, and sites that care about your visit try to avoid it happening.
We’ve all seen them, you’ve been browsing a website and you click a link and nothing loads apart from the words 404 Error’ along with the usual stuff.
“‘Page Not Found’ on this Server. Check the URL and try again. Or Refresh the page…”
By design, the server that hosts your web site delivers a 404 Error / Page Not Found when a surfer clicks on a link that the server cannot find or something else unexpected happens. The most common error page is the HTTP 404 “Not found: The requested URL/whatever.html was not found on this server.”
When visitors to your site misspell your URLs, or follow broken links to your pages, their browser will display a ‘404 Error’ page that will tell them that the page they were trying to access does not exist. At this point, they will most likely leave, rather than trying to guess how to get to their intended destination.
One thing that’s certain on the Web is nothing stays the same for very long. This is especially true when it comes to pages of your website. When you first create your site you may think you’ll never need to alter the structure. But as your site grows, chances are there will come a day when you need to move or change the names of existing pages.
This information-packed session should be on a “not to be missed” list for future participants, no matter what their level of expertise. I found myself continually saying, “Oh yeah! I forgot about that!” as they discussed strategy after strategy. The session offered excellent reminders of things that are so easy to forget, especially considering how complex search engine marketing is. And, it presented new strategies as well, important strategies that need to be placed in the forefront of all search engine marketing endeavors.
Everyone has seen an HTTP 404 error at some point. You follow a link on a web page, and BOOM – File not found. Perhaps the author spelt it incorrectly, or the page was uploaded to the server by mistake. I’ll show you how to handle this gracefully*, and send an email to yourself so the problem gets fixed. But first, what did I mean when I said “Make money from error handling”?
In a previous article, I discussed the advantages of using a customized 404 error page on your site and gave instructions on how to create one. As I explained back then, these pages are highly useful because they enable you to benefit from traffic that would otherwise be lost. They however do have one dark side that can make maintaining your site significantly more difficult than what it has been before.