Create a 410 Redirect for Missing Files

A redirect which is often forgot about is the 410 redirect. This is search engine friendly in the instance where a page no longer exists and does not have a new location. Telling the search engines the file is now gone prevents those dreaded soft-404 errors and prevents them re-attempting to visit the page over and over again. To perform the redirect use the following in your .htaccess file:

ErrorDocument 410 /410.html
Redirect 410 /gonepage.html



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