Possible outage

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  1. charlesando

    charlesando Newbie

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    I got the message in google webmaster forum about Possible Outages.

    While crawling your site, we have noticed an increase in the number of transient soft 404 errors around 2012-06-18 18:00 UTC (London, Dublin, Edinburgh). Your site may have experienced outages. These issues may have been resolved. Here are some sample pages that resulted in soft 404 errors:


    For more information, see our Help Center:
    Soft 404 errors

    So, I want to know what is possible outage and how to solve it.
     
  2. charlesando

    charlesando Newbie

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    Please, Anybody know about this possible outages. I want to know that how can i solve it. Please reply... :(
     
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    charlesando Newbie

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    Finally i have find out the answer. It is here.

    Possible Outages in Google Webmaster Tool

    Soft 404 errors is one kind of 404 errors where Googlebot knows there is a page at that URL, but can't reach it due to a server problem or any other problem. That's why Google shows it as soft 404 errors.

    When server returns a code other than 404 or 410 for a non-existent page (or redirecting users to another page, such as the homepage, instead ofreturning a 404) for which google shows soft 404 error, this creates a poor experience for searchers and search engines.

    For that Google webmaster tool recommend that you always return a 404 (Not found) or a 410 (Gone) response code in response to a request for anon-existing page.

    You can improve the user experience by configuring your site to display a custom 404 page when returning a 404 response code.

     
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