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    Is it necessary to have a custom 404 page?


    Hi all...

    Is it necessary to have custom 404 page? Does it help in SEO?
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    Help SEO, probably not. Help users, definitely. Whenever I see a bland 404 page, I leave a site. Whenever I see a good looking 404 page with links to possibly the content I was looking for, I might follow those links. A properly done 404 page can be an invitation to explore, rather than a stark dismissal.

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    It's not "necessary".... its "SMART".

    Which of those motivates you is predictive of your potential success as a webmaster.

    So... are you going to make one?

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    Offcourse It is helpful for SEO


    Originally Posted by Dodechotomy
    Help SEO, probably not. Help users, definitely. Whenever I see a bland 404 page, I leave a site. Whenever I see a good looking 404 page with links to possibly the content I was looking for, I might follow those links. A properly done 404 page can be an invitation to explore, rather than a stark dismissal.
    I strongly disagree with @Dodechotomy becuase now days we can optimize 404 Error page. You don't believe it but it's true. One hardcore example of 404 Error Page optimization is at Search Engine Watch. Their 404 page includes links to popular sections & archives, a link to their own search engine, site map links and of course, a link to their homepage

    Read more: http://www.searchenginejournal.com/seo-404-error-pages/3908
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    Originally Posted by vikaskatoch
    I strongly disagree with @Dodechotomy becuase now days we can optimize 404 Error page. You don't believe it but it's true. One hardcore example of 404 Error Page optimization is at Search Engine Watch. Their 404 page includes links to popular sections & archives, a link to their own search engine, site map links and of course, a link to their homepage

    Read more: http://www.searchenginejournal.com/seo-404-error-pages/3908
    I guess you didnt get what he is trying to explain vikasatoch, custom 404 pages are for your visitors to keep them engage in your website if they come across to any 404 page in your website
    Competing on Internet require something more than a website and that is Search Engine Optimization :

    Raghvendra Tripathi ( Not About SEO)

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