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Best Way To Remove Url


First of all, itís less understood that along with a 404 status code, the web server can also deliver any HTML content ó just like it does with the 200 status code. Indeed, people usually associate 404 with the generic Apache error page; but this is not necessarily the case. Some web sites customize their 404 pages to enhance the user experience. Advanced web sites may even try to give the visitors suggestions as to what they might have meant based on the keywords in the invalid URL.

Regardless of whether a 404 page is generic or custom, it always tells search engines the page does not exist; and if so, that it should be removed from the index.For a static site, presenting a 404 error is automatic ó simply delete the file. Unfortunately, many dynamic sites abandon the concept of 404s, because it takes some extra effort to implement. Typically when a product is deleted from a database, the productís page is no longer linked from the other pages of the web site. The productís page may, however, be linked from pages of external web sites, have acquired link equity, and remain indexed by search engines.

The worst thing you can do is return a blank page with a 200 status code ó as happens often when a product ID no longer exists in a database. This will result in a number of blank pages indexed by a search engine over time, resulting in duplicate content. Instead, you should return a 404 status code, perhaps with a friendly error message as well.

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