joined:June 8, 2016
I have recently come across an issue regarding 404's on a newly redesigned blog.
The new design means that each category homepage can now house more stories than the previous layout. EG: www.mysite.com/category/
As a result of each category page holding more stories, less pages are needed to display all the stories within a category.
What this means is that pagination URL's now 404 EG:
The usual process would be to 301 these URL's, however they will eventually be needed again once there is enough content to warrant these pages.
My thinking is that there types of situations are what 404's are for and that leaving the 404's as is would be the best practice, however I am keen to hear your thoughts on this.