some point, they had to change their website architecture and remove the old style /home.html, thus losing the redirect in the shuffle. Ironically, their 404 page says you can start over from the homepage, which is what I was trying to achieve in the first place. Example of a 404 error message Chances are, this site would love to have a nice link from a respected university to its homepage. And accomplishing this is entirely under their control. They don't even need to contact the linking site.
How to fix this failure To fix this link, they just need to put a 301 redirect pointing /home.html to the current homepage. (See our article on setting up a 301 redirect for instructions.)For additional credit, go to Google Search Console and view the Index Coverage company employee list report. Review all pages reported as returning a 404 error and try to fix as many errors as possible. SEO Failure #7: Copy/Paste Failure The site redesign is launched, the canonical tags are in place and the new Google Tag Manager is installed.
Yet there are still ranking issues. In fact, a new landing page shows no visitors in Google Analytics. The development team responds that they did everything by the book and followed the examples to the letter. They are absolutely right. They followed the examples — inand people are just human. I hope these examples will help you avoid similar SEO mistakes. For your benefit, we have created an in-depth SEO guide outlining SEO tips and best practices. But some SEO issues are more complex than you think. If you're having indexing issues, we're here to help. Call us or fill out our inquiry form and we will contact you.