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Help with 404 not found pages

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by silicuda, Jan 6, 2009.

  1. silicuda

    silicuda Registered Member

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    I removed content from my blog, that is being picked up by the search engines via serps when someone uses some keywords.

    It links to my page, but they get 404 not found.

    How can I redirect all of these not found tag permlinks and web permlinks to the main URL without losing the google serp spots?

    im using wordpress
    thx
     
  2. yeti_racer

    yeti_racer Junior Member Premium Member

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    The wordpress plugin "redirection" should do it. And you will lose the SERP spots probably; unless your homepage has relevant content just like the tag & old post pages did.
     
  3. JelleVDB

    JelleVDB Newbie

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    You could try the htaccess method.
     
  4. jrblack

    jrblack Newbie

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    You can go to your cpanel and have all 404's of that domain go to a particular page. This helps for any problem and you do not loose your valuable traffic.

    Good luck!

    JR
     
  5. Tcm9669

    Tcm9669 Regular Member

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    you can make a custom 404 page and replace the default one with a php redirect (301), or use htaccess to make a 301 redirect, or... I had another idea but forgot it as I was writing lol...
     
  6. zone69

    zone69 Junior Member

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    I would use the htaccess method and add this above any other Rewrite rules in your .htaccess file:
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    ErrorDocument 404 http://domain.com
    
    Just replace domain.com to the full url that you want served in cased of a 404 error.

    Hope that helps!