How to redirect custom 404 error page to homepage in blogger.

How to Redirect Custom 404 Error Pages to Homepage in Blogger

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Have you ever noticed that you clicked a link and you saw a notice that is, “oops error 404 page not found“. What you will do when you saw this notice. Obviously you will click back and will grow a negative mindset to that website. May be you never want to come back to that website. Think about your website. A post or link which you have deleted or reverted to draft but it is indexed by google and appearing in search results, will create this problem. In this article I will explain you that what is custom 404 error page, how it can affect badly on your website and on your visitors. Lastly I will explain you How to Redirect Custom 404 Error Pages to Homepage in Blogger .

How Redirect Custom 404 error to home page in blogger
image showing 404 error

WHAT is CUSTOM 404 ERROR PAGE:

According to google custom 404 error page is a

A post that is a indexed by google and appearing in search result but you have

  • Deleted it.
  • Reverted to draft.
  • Changed the Permalink.

A page that is indexed by google and appearing in search results but you have

  • Deleted it.
  • Reverted to draft.
  • Changed the permalink.

HOW it CAN AFFECT YOUR VISITOR:

Let suppose a visitor searching a specific keyword which can bring your post in search result. But, you have deleted that post or reverted to draft. A visitor click on your post and saw an error “oops error 404 page not found”. What will his next action. Visitor will bounce back to main page and never come back to your website.

HOW it CAN AFFECT YOUR WEBSITE’S RANKING in GOOGLE:

The search engines algorithms continually records your website performance. By this performance record it decide whether to show your website for a specific keyword in search result or not.

In this performance report the Audience Retention plays a very important role. If your visitors are quickly bouncing back to main page it means they are not getting the things what they want. On the basis of this report search engines decides that your website don’t have enough good content. Then search engines does not give any priority to your website and does not show in search results.

How to Redirect Custom 404 Error Pages to Homepage in Blogger?

To overcome this problem in blogger you need to redirect your custom 404 error page to your homepage automatically so your visitors does not quickly bounce back to main Page.

STEPS TO DO THIS ARE AS FOLLOWS:

  • Go to your preferred blogger dashboard.
  • Click on settings -> search preference -> edit in custom page not found.
How to Redirect Custom 404 error page to homepage.

Now past the following code in given box and save changes.

<h1>Oops 404!</h1>
<br><b>The page you are looking for may have been renamed or does not exist in this server.</b>
<br><br><b>You will be redirected to homepage shortly.</b>
<script>
blogger_redirect = setTimeout(function() { location.pathname= "/" }, 7000);
</script>
Redirect Custom 404 error page to homepage in blogger

That’s it.

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