In this article we will discuss two things. Firstly, what is “Error 404 – File not found”? 2ndly, how can we solve this issue.

When a user types an unacceptable or an incorrect URL, in the web server, he or she will only be able to see ‘HTTP 404 error’ or the standard Error 404. File not found notice is presented when ever a user demands a pages that does not exist. In other words, we can say that it is a message for the visitor that the server is unable to search the file, which he wants to see.

The problem here is that this kind of a message does not leave a good impact on the visitors and it also doesn’t provide any solution to the visitor as what they should actually do at that current moment. After seeing the notification, some intolerant visitor are definitely going to close the website and will look for another website. This bad experience can also leave negative feedback from the visitors regarding your website.

One or combination of the below mentioned messages are shown normally in the case of 404 error pages.

  • Something-bad-happened
  • This-file-may-have-been-removed-ordeleted.
  • The-page-you-are-trying-to-search-is-currently-not-available.
  • Broken-link
  • Nothing-to-see-here
  • We-are-sorry
  • File-not-found
  • This-is-not-the-web-page-that-you-are-looking-for

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These are few things that  that you can do with your 404 error page to convey the message to your customers.

Lets have a look:

  • On the error page, you can display the advertisement of one of your own products.
  • You can direct the users to your product page.
  • You can also direct them to your main website home page.

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Make sure that your 404 error page should be like your competitors website. Generic 404 error page leaves a bad impact on the customer, it is just like that you buy a house in a beautiful location, but you forget to decorate it. Besides that, always try to make your 404 error page user friendly for the users as it will leave some impact on the visitors, some how.

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It is quite simple to avoid “Error 404. 1st of all, you will have to check the error log files to see the files on the server of the web site.The function of these log files is to arrange the problematic documents that are creating problems for you. By creating proper looking custom 404 error pages, you can maximize your search engine performance.

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You can also hire a programmer, if you are unaware about how to solve the Error 404. He can easily solve this issue for you without taking a lot of time. Some people leave these issues and do not think how bad it is for their websites, as a result, they loose their regular visitors.

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Tahseen is proved to be a modern proficient in the sphere of photography after completing his masters in banking & finance coupled with couple of jobs as Finance Manager in well reputed companies. He works in the fields of blogging over the internet. Moreover, he is the co-founder of photographyheat.com & silkydesigns.com.

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