typos are the No. 1 cause for the dreaded
HTTP 404: NOT FOUND
Here are a few common mistakes:
- extra spaces (computers are not forgiving)
- Remember: Most URLs are case-sensitive!
- extra www when
none is allowed
- missing www when it's
- http:// instead of
https:// (the all important "s")
- trailing / or the lack of it
- accidentally truncated long URLs
- / (forward slash) vs.
- - (dash) vs.
HINT: If you received a super long URL in a plaintext email and it's
accidentally truncated, you can easily copy and paste all parts into
notepad, edit out any extra carriage return. Then copy & paste the newly
doctored-up URL in your browser.
When reporting broken links to webmasters, also indicate which page, or
which email message contains it. If the site is run (not just hosted) by us,
notify us here.