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Soft 404 errors

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by crsx1, Nov 7, 2014.

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  1. crsx1

    crsx1 Newbie

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    Has anybody gotten a soft 404 error for search queries. I am seeing one for "?s=%7Bsearch_term%7D" It looks like others get it but can't figure out how to fix it.
     
  2. GoYouGo

    GoYouGo Newbie

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    Where are you doing your searches? Be more specific please.
     
  3. stonedmonkey

    stonedmonkey Registered Member

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    First of all check the http header that actual page does indeed return a 404 error... After that I would prevent it from being crawled by search engines as there is no point having it indexed - to do that you need to add this to your html head section:
    <META NAME="ROBOTS" CONTENT="NOINDEX, NOFOLLOW">