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What is a Soft 404 error?

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    Default What is a Soft 404 error?

    Hello, experts please tell me what is a soft 404 error?

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    Default Re: What is a Soft 404 error?

    basically its a page not found error , it occurs when you do not have any web page uploaded generally.

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    Default Re: What is a Soft 404 error?

    A soft 404 means that a URL on your site returns a page telling the user that the page does not exist and also a 200-level (success) code to the browser.

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    404 is page not found error. When the requested page(url) is not found on server then, 404 error comes.
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    A soft 404 error means that a URL on your site returns a page telling the user that the page does not exist and also a 200 level code to the browser. These are the pages which are not found that return the server response code of 200. Technically, 404 page should return a serer status code 404 which means page not found.

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    A soft 404 means that a URL on your site returns a page telling the user that the page does not exist and also a 200-level (success) code to the browser. (In some cases, instead of a "not found" page, it might be a page with little or no usable content--for example, a sparsely populated or empty page.)

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    Default Re: What is a Soft 404 error?

    404 is page not found error. When the requested page(url) is not found on server then, 404 error comes.

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    Default Re: What is a Soft 404 error?

    A soft 404 is a URL that returns a page telling the user that the page does not exist and also a 200-level (success) code. In some cases, it might be a page with little or no content--for example, a sparsely populated or empty page.

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    Default Re: What is a Soft 404 error?

    404 is a HTTP response code which means the 'Not Found'. When Server unable to find a requested resource from the client, it returns a HTTP Response code 404. A "soft 404" is when a document describing a 404 error is returned by the server with a 200 OK status code in the HTTP headers.
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    Default Re: What is a Soft 404 error?

    A soft 404 is a URL that returns a page telling the user that the page does not exist and also a 200-level (success) code. In some cases, it might be a page with little or no content--for example, a sparsely populated or empty page.