What does the soft 404 mean?

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  1. Avinash Gupta

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    Hi

    What does the soft 404 mean? Does it have any effect on the ranking and how to resolve it. If you have some idea and methods please do share with me .


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  2. fisicx

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    A soft 404 means you aren't returning an HTTP 404 status code. It can affect your ranking.

    So the answer it to make sure you return HTTP 404 status code or better still, make sure you don't have any missing pages.
     
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    Thanks for pointing this out i will resolve this issue as soon as possible and i am looking forward the same
     
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    The HTTP 404 Not Found Error means that the webpage you were trying to reach could not be found on the server. It is a Client-side Error which means that either the page has been removed or moved and the URL was not changed accordingly, or that you typed in the URL incorrectly.
     
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    Meand there is not connection with the server from client side. As if there is no page. As a result, the content of the page (if any) won’t indexed by search engines.
     

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