Saijo George

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friday8 Jul 2022

404 vs 410 SEO Experiment shows the 404 URLs were crawled more often by Googlebot

The hypothesis was that deleted URLs that returned a 410 response code would be recrawled less frequently and removed from Google’s index quicker than deleted URLs returning a 404 response code.

When the experiment was done, they found that Google was crawling the 404 URLs more than they were crawling the 410 ones. Which I don’t think would have surprised most folks.


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