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How to Deal with 50k 404 Errors

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by marilynwolk2013, Sep 24, 2014.

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  1. marilynwolk2013

    marilynwolk2013 Newbie

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    Hi,

    kindly help me out in this case.
    I have 50k 404 Error Pages. What do with this.

    * In this its not possible to find corresponding URL for all 50k and do 301 redirect.
    * If i do more 301 redirect will it affect my page.?
    How can i give solution for this..?
     
  2. lincher

    lincher Junior Member

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    praetserge Power Member

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    301 redirect is the right way to correct 404 errors.
    I do have proper 301-redirects when I modify url structure but I also send the rest of 404 errors to my main page automatically.
     
  4. Dj Co2

    Dj Co2 Elite Member

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    Are you using Wordpress? If so, then you can do this simply by installing a plugin called Link juice keeper.
     
  5. andrina

    andrina Newbie

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    You can put each link manually for redirection on htaccess file. It is better for you.
    What do you do when 404 error page reach at 50k?
     
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    spmcnerd Regular Member

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    Fix the problem. Why bother pointing 50k potential customers to a home when they clicked for a page intended for purple crap? Check with your host and error logs cause that is mighty high!
     
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    lxrseo Registered Member

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    Better go for 301 redirect, If you have idea which 404 page redirect to which live page, then go for it, if not make all 404 pages 301 redirect to your home page
     
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    i lost my equilibrium after reading this...if you're on wp then it's easy use this plugin: All 404 Redirect to Homepage.
     
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  9. Alive and Kicking

    Alive and Kicking Registered Member

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    I dunno maybe .htaccess, but I hope someone with more experience with pages that size has something to say.