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Cutts On 404s Vs. 410s: Webmasters Shoot Often Themselves In The Foot

Cutts On 404s Vs. 410s: Webmasters Shoot Often Themselves In The Foot

By Chris Crum April 15, 2014

Google’s latest Webmaster Help video, unlike the one before it, is very webmaster oriented. In it, Matt Cutts discusses how Google handles 404s versus how it handles 410s. “Whenever a browser or Googlebot asks for a page, the web server …

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