When I log in to my email account I received an error 404 not found why?
404 Not Found Error Emails
The 404 not found error notice is something webmasters hate. But the
fact is broken HTML and image links do occur. Here is how to get
real-time email notices when they do occur.
Yes, I know log files give details of errors. But how often do you
check your log files? Unless you examine them every day, it could be
weeks even months before you discover the 404 not found errors. By then
hundreds, even thousands of visitors may have left your site never to
return, nevermind the lost advertising revenue or sales, because they
ended up on a 404 not found error page.
196 404 Not Found Error Messages
Recently I encountered this problem when I made some changes to an
existing website. I set up a 404 not found error email notification
system, and immediately my mailbox was flooded with reports of broken
links, search engine bots trying to crawl old nonexistent files, broken
image links and missing favicon images.
I was shocked just how many error messages I received - 196 404 not
found error messages in 24 hours. It even caught an issue with one of my
affiliate campaigns. If I didn't catch that, my AdWords campaign would
have sent traffic to a non-existent URL. It could have ended up costing
me thousands of dollars in wasted advertising and lost sales.
How to Set Up Your Own 404 Not Found Error Email System
If you want to take a proactive approach and get real-time notices of
404 not found error messages as they happen, then you should set up
your own real-time 404 not found error email notification system.
Here's how I did it: By the way, your server must have PHP enabled
otherwise this method doesn't work. Ask your server administrator
whether your server is PHP enabled and if it isn't, then ask them to
Also remember to backup any files you intend to edit. If something goes wrong, you can always revert back to the previous file.
The system uses two files; the .htaccess file which tells the server
where to send users when there is an error, and the 404 not found error
file which sends the 404 not found error email notices to you.
HAVE NICE DAY!!!!!!!!!
Sep 23, 2011 |