---- Google answers more questions about 404 responses
tedster - 1:29 am on Aug 19, 2008 (gmt 0)
I've got to begin this with an apology. I've sometimes advised people not place a slow meta-refresh on their 404 page. I felt it was a confusing signal that Google might have problems with. Today's post on the official Google blog [googlewebmastercentral.blogspot.com] tells me I was wrong. I apologize to anyone who I've misled.
What about 404s with a 10-second meta refresh? Yahoo! currently utilizes this method on their 404s. They respond with a 404, but the 404 content also shows: