Server Codes

Defining HTTP Status Codes

Defining HTTP Status Codes

We’ve discussed HTTP Status Codes and what they mean here, but we haven’t actually gotten into the more technical aspect of those codes. To be honest, it’s because you’re more likely to see a unicorn than you are to ever run across some of these codes, and many of them are irrelevant to SEO, but information is power, and who knows what kind of rabbit your Search Engine of choice is going to ... »

What Are HTTP Status Codes and How do they affect SEO?

What Are HTTP Status Codes and How do they affect SEO?

One of the most often overlooked sources of Enterprise SEO headaches is that of HTTP Status Codes. While the codes themselves are very straightforward and easy to understand, many times sites still return the wrong ones. This can give users the impression that your site is not working, or poorly set up. Worse, at least in terms of SEO, it can mean the difference between successfully ranking, or st... »

Link Juice and HTTP Status Codes

Link Juice and HTTP Status Codes

In other parts of our site we’ve discussed what HTTP Status Codes are, and explained their definitions in terms that don’t require you to be a programmer. This article is a bit different. It covers the three HTTP Status Codes every SEO needs to be familiar with, but it also looks at five other common codes, and the REL Canonical attribute. Note that throughout we’ll be referencing the codes that a... »