Since I have changed the website. Google still keeps the search results of the previous old website. In that case, people finds the old links/broken links that still exist on the search engine. Its Bad for the website’s impression, when people see “404 ERROR, THE PAGE WAS NOT FOUND”. Its a frustrating message. But it’s still good, because even the links are old or broken, still people are finding TO MY HOME.SE on the search result on GOOGLE, YAHOO, BING and so on.
I made this problem into advantage. I made a 404 redirect page. Click here to see the page. So now, when there will be any printing mistake after the website’s link and “/”. People will be redirected to customized 404 error report page.
In my custom error page, i have put all necessary information, that my visitors need. Even if they clicked in the broken links, they will not be bothered, they will be happy to visit the website and will come back again. So that’s the thought.
How you do it for your own website:
Its really simple and easy to fix. You need to make a 404 custom static or dynamic page(My favorite editor is NOTEPAD ). Then you go to your server. For an example I host my websites in East West Host.com. Because the domain and hosting is so good price and it’S CPANEL is so easy, and you can do everything by yourself. Upload your custom 404 error page, by your favorite FTP server client software(I use File Zilla), to your ROOT folder. And you must also know that, your server must be unix/linux operated. Mine is linux. And you must create a .htaccess file, to give the command to the server, to redirect all pages from the links, which doesn’t exist or misspelled. in my .htaccess file, I wrote this
ErrorDocument 404 /404.html
So here is the final page so far. Click here.
Great. That’s all you need to make it happen. Hope my article helps. Thanks for reading. Be updated.
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