When you more or delete web pages that have been indexed in search engines you could loose valuable visitors to your site for weeks or months. Here are some steps you can take to minimize the impact on search results
In this 2 part Video (with companion text article) we show why it’s so important to have an effective custom “Page not found” error page (A 404 error page) to improve results from search engines. We cover and demonstrate some important Best Practices for 404 error pages.
What are custom “Page not found” (404) error pages and why are they so important in search marketing?
The most important elements to include on 404 error pages.
Why you need to use Absolute Links on 404 error pages.
Why it’s important to set these error pages up so they send a 404 error code to browsers (and search engines) rather than a redirect code (as some web site owners/managers have done).