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Tips to Avoid 404 Errors
28 May

404 Errors – 6 Ways to Avoid Them

June 28, 2019

To provide your visitors a better experience, a better approach is to prevent the 404 page ever being shown to them. Following are the things you can do to avoid 404 errors:

  • Schedule your site crawls regularly to uncover broken links on your site. Here is the list of tools to check broken links.

  • Keep your permalinks well-structured from the start of project, so there will be no need to make any changes to them in future.
  • Monitor all incoming links to your site. If any incorrect link is found, contact owner of the website (from where the incorrect link is coming), with a request to correct it.
  • Remove the old content only when it’s absolutely necessary, and migrate pages with proper redirects.
  • If you’ve moved your site to a new domain, always update the details on search engines.
  • Set up alerts for 404 error pages in Google Analytics.