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    What is the Difference between 404 error and soft 404 error?

    Clear the difference between 404 error and Soft 404 error

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    The error 404 "page not found" means that the page you are finding server can't find he page.
    Soft 404 means page not found and user will move to either home page or custom page.

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    The 404 or Not Found error message is a HTTP standard response code indicating that the client was able to communicate with a given server, but the server could not find what was requested. ... Soft 404s can confuse search engines and seem like redirects.

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    A 404 error is an HTTP status code that means that the page you were trying to reach on a website couldn't be found on their server. The 404 Not Found error might appear for several reasons even though no real issue exists, so sometimes a simple refresh will often load the page you were looking for. The most common method is to retry the web page by pressing F5, clicking the refresh/reload button, or trying the URL from the address bar again.
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    Soft 404 errors is when your site give 404 error without 404 http status,

    The difference is that normal 404 error gives back an http 404 status.

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    If you will try to access any page and will get message as 404 as error not found that means the page does not exist. It has been deleted and can not be load now.

    Soft 404 error page means when you will try to access any particular website's page/link and you will be redirected to other page instead of 404 error message page.

    Hope this will clarify the difference.

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    The 404 or Not Found error message is a HTTP standard response code indicating that the client was able to communicate with a given server, but the server could not find what was requested. Basically, Soft 404 is a page that looks like a 404 but returns a HTTP status code 200. ... Our custom 404 widget can help.

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    When I was started this thread I really do not know about it what is it actually but I do some research so there is a little difference between both
    404 error- This error occurred when we requesting for any page on the server but that p[age is not present on the server and we get the response as 404 error on our browser.

    Soft 404 error- Soft 404 error simply means the page you are looking for is present on the server but there is no data or information available on that page. Wehen you requesting for any page and get the blank page with Header or Footer or complete blank page that means that Soft 404 error

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    404 error means the page is not found and soft 404 error means page not found and the user is move to another page that will be either home page or custom page.

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    Thanks For Your Information.

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    The difference between 404 and soft 404 is that, 404 means the page not found whereas soft 404 means the page is not found and it will directly take you to either the home page or custom page.

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