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    How do google treat 404 default error page ?


    How do google treat 404 default error page ? Is it bad or OK ?
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    Since may (for one of my sites) i still have about 50!!! 404 pages which still indexed by google. For some reason it does not want to deindex it.
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    I actually want to ask, if I set 404 page in my hosting server for all my 404 errors then is it OK with google or google will treat it as 404 error. Or it will crawl the default 404 error page which I have set.
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    If you're talking about making a custom 404 page then - sure it's ok...
    Caution:
    Make sure that the page header includes the correct status code (404), otherwise (if the status code is 200) Google will see it as a "standard page" and any broken links will stay listed forever (plus you can get duplicate content issues as every broken link will resolve to that same 404 page)...

    snipergrunge - you should check if this is what's causing your problem - I use this tool.
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