Dissecting the 404 Error: Things That Could Happen if Your Website's Pages are Broken

Digital Strategy

Does your site have any 404 errors? Are you sure?

A 404 error - or a broken link - essentially means that particular page is no longer available, which causes an error, which causes user frustration, which impacts your bounce rate, etc.

404 errors can cause various problems for your site, not only from an SEO perspective, but also in terms of user experience. As such, it's worth checking out your site, and ensuring that you don't have any errors you weren't aware of.

So how do you do that? This infographic from Spiralytics provides an overview of the impacts of 404 errors, and tools that can help you find and fix them.

As noted, unless you're absolutely sure, it could be worth a check-up.

A version of this post was first published on the Digital Information World blog.
May 14, 2019