So if you are worried that this might result in your page being deindexed or the rankings may drop, Google says no, no need to worry about that. The Google Cache 404ing is an internal issue with the Google Cache server and doesn't reflect on indexing or ranking of the web page. … [Read more...] about Google Cache 404 Error Does Not Impact Your Search Rankings
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Google Analytics is a great option if you already use Google Analytics on your website. If you do decide to use Google Analytics, first you would install a small piece of code onto a custom 404 error page for your site. This code will track the amount of times the error page occurs, and then embed this information into the "Top Content" section of your Google Analytics report. Another awesome feature is the ability to tell you the URL that generated the 404 error and the link that sent the user to that error page. Something to keep in mind, however, is that using Google Analytics to track 404 error pages cause your 404 metrics to be included in your reporting. 404 numbers are great to have when they are bigger than most of your other content, but these numbers may not be great to include in other web metrics, such as pageviews. Also, Google Analytics does not offer a way to remedy the 404 error page. Once the 404 error occurs, it's up to the webmaster to write code to create a 301 … [Read more...] about Options for 404 Error Tracking
Fortunately, fixing 404 errors is relatively simple. If your page has been removed or renamed, you can revert it back to its original state as if nothing ever happened. If you wish to leave it in its new state, you can set up a 301 redirect to preserve any links pointing to the original location. In fact, 301 redirects are a good solution for almost any need in correcting 404 errors--they send any traffic from the old location to the new one, and neither users nor search engine crawlers get upset over it. … [Read more...] about Can 404 Errors Hurt Your SEO Rankings?
Google reports these when they come across them, and if the URL is one that never existed, and isn’t referred by a quality link source, you can usually just ignore it. If you look at server logs for any website, you will see tons of these. They are a basic error and are not a big deal. … [Read more...] about Do 404 Errors Hurt Google Crawling, Indexing & Ranking?