We are often asked what a webmaster should do after unwanted pages are deleted; whether the URLs should be 404 or 301-redirected.
First of all let’s understand what 404 and 301 redirects are.
A 404 Not Found means that the client was able to communicate with the server, but the server could not find anything matching the request. The web site hosting server will typically generate a “404 Not Found” web page when a user attempts to follow a broken or dead link. A 404 error implies that the requested URL may be available again in the future, but not necessarily with the same content.
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