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Spider 404 - Page Not Found

Page Not Found errors indicate that a user is attempting to access a resource that no longer exists. While some 404 errors are common due to user error, many 404 errors to a specific resource indicate a problem with your site. This report will show the number of hits a page that no longer exists received by a spider and/or bot.

Typically, a 404 result to a spider will result in the page being removed from the spider's index.

Terms Used

File - Any and all file extensions that were viewed, visited, hit or downloaded from a particular website.

Hits - A hit represents a request to your web site for a file such as an image, a web page, or a CGI script. One web page may contain several related resources, and as a result, a visitor viewing one web page may trigger several hits. Hits generated as a result of an error (either a 400 or 500 level error) are not counted as actual hits to your site, and are kept separate from successful hits.

Spider - A spider is an automated program that searches and indexes web sites, usually with the intent of providing information for search engines.