What does soft 404 error mean? Are Soft 404s bad?

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What does soft 404 error mean? Are Soft 404s bad?
« on: 10-08-2021, 23:16:05 »
How do I fix a soft 404 error?
What is 404 error message used for? How do I avoid 404 error?
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Re: What does soft 404 error mean? Are Soft 404s bad?
« Reply #1 on: 10-12-2021, 23:25:25 »
A soft 404 is a URL that returns a page telling the user that the page does not exist and also a 200 (success) status code. Returning a success status code, rather than 404 (not found) , 410 (gone) , or 301 (permanent redirect) , is a bad practice.

 

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