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What type of information or links do you include on your 404, custom error page?
The 404 page is the perfect place to put links to other parts of your forum or blog or even post a one time offer/sign up box or special offer the person might not see otherwise. Whatever you do, be sure they have reason to click through to another part of your site, rather than seeing the broken link as a total loss.
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Include a list of links to places they should be visiting on your site, not just the home page as this will ensure the person stays around longer.
Sitemap, sometimes funny picture.
page not found text and search box with little description.
- Sunil Bishnoi
I usually use the 404 to guide the user out of the ciaos. Give them a search bar & some links.
I include "Page not found" on 404 page. I also mention my website link with massage "visit my website" .
My 404 page tends to just be my default page but I hope to customize it eventually.
You 404 page is the best if it comes with highlighted HomePage link, and also site map at footer.
I despise 404 error pages, so I usually redirect back to the index, or even sometimes add a screamer - especially if a user is trying to view my config files.. lol
In the rush to get a new site online, or to keep your current site up to date, it’s easy to forget little details, such as the 404 Page — the page is what your visitors see when they follow a broken link, type in a bad URL, or otherwise try to open a page that is not on your site.
put google customized search
Page not found.
i never knew what the 404 page is all about and used for until i bumped into this thread and i now have a good knowledge of what it is now all about. thank to you all.
its a page not found
I am always redirecting 404 page to home page ... to save link juice and avoid
google crawler 404 which is usually giving a bad impression ...
hmmmmm.. to homepage?. that may be a very good idea to try out.
@chetaseo It will help you save link juice and move it to home page for getting extra page rank for home page .........
it mostly page not found and a link to another website