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404 pages can really be a pain. Broken links can hurt your user experience and your SEO but if you take time to design your 404 pages, this experience could be more enjoyable. 404 pages can be pretty imaginative and creative and engage with your audience in a more positive way.
In fact, 404 page is a status code response in HTTP meaning the user has clicked on a broken link. While those pages can frustrate your visitors, designing your 404 can sweeten the pill of finding you’re in the wrong page. Here is a top of the best 404 pages.
Now we have focused on the best 404 pages, I’m pretty sure you want to have your own one. Actually, creating your own 404 page is not that hard and is accessible to everyone.
Setting up on Internet Information Server (IIS)
If you don’t use a dedicated server, you won’t be able to do this procedure. In that case, contact your web host and email them the dedicated page. On the other hand, connect to your server via the remote access software you use.
Here you go, you have created a customized 404 page.
To know if you have a lot of 404 pages, you can easily run an audit of your HTTP status codes with OnCrawl. You will access a clear overview of which pages are in 404.
Then, if you click on the ‘404 errors’ you will know which specific URLs are concerned.