404 error

The infamous 404 error is your way of telling browsers and spiders that a page no longer exists. Because a search engine will remove any page that 404s from the index, you need to make sure that your 404 scripts are not misbehaving. A faulty 404 script is a sure fire way of getting your site removed from Google.

Does a spider follow links on a 404 page?

I have been reading an article by Lisa Barone (bruceclay.com) on nice 404 pages. This interested me as I have only just got around to improving my own 404 page. I agree with the concept of the article - a nice 404 page is your last chance to save a lost visitor. Nothing is less attractive than a default browser page saying the page does not...
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