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  1. Website Launch Checklist: 25 Things to Test Before Your Site Goes Live

    When a 404 (“page not found”) error occurs, make sure you have a custom page to help your visitor find something else of use, even if it wasn’t what they were looking for. These folks manage your web servers, the software that runs on them, and all...

  2. Common Problems with 404 Error Pages

    It may surprise you to learn that the way a Web site handles 404 error pages can affect search engine rankings. Although some would argue how much negative weighting is placed on sites with inconsistent or custom 404 error pages.

  3. When's an Outage More than Just an Outage?

    During times of either configuration problems or simply an outage, a search engine may see one of the following: DNS is unavailable, Network is not available, 500s in a large volume, and if a server is setup incorrectly, it could see redirects to...

  4. Microsoft Live Search Solves 404 Error Problem

    Most web servers return a generic 404 error page or a sitemap when a user's desired page cannot be found. To solve that problem, Microsoft Live Search will now enable Web site owners to create error pages that recommend help even if the exact URL...

  5. Google Adds More Fresh Pages, Changes Robots.txt & 403 Errors, Gains iWon

    We've always tried to be as conservative as possible when we crawl, so until recently if we got a 403 error on a robots.txt, we would not crawl pages from that domain. The search engine has also changed the way it reacts if given a 403 "forbidden...