helenp - 12:15 pm on Jan 8, 2013 (gmt 0)
The thing is that I have a custom 404 page for if they misspell or page is deleted, should I do a personalized 410 pages instead of a 404?
There are to many urls ot add to htaccess, also I could tell webmastertools to delete them, but there are thousands of them.
And yes they are all gone, no internal links and they have a 404 error in webmastertools.
Could I do this, or is that bad manner?
In htaccess serving a 410 instead of 404:
//Custom 404 errors
ErrorDocument 404 <local-path>/error-410.html
and then a personalized 410 page with a redirection to my homepage.