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new helpful 404 from Google

Rohit Srivastwa [PersonRank 10]

Monday, March 31, 2008
14 years ago4,333 views

Have you noticed the new 404 pages from Google. Much better than older versions :)

try
http://www.google.com/blog
http://www.google.com/email

Screenshots
http://www.rohit11.com/share/outer-court/404-blog.png

http://www.rohit11.com/share/outer-court/404-email.png

Ionut Alex. Chitu [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

I still see the old 404 page. Maybe Google should adjust the layout of the page because it's confusing.

TOMHTML [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

1) Rohit, it is not because Amit Agarwal say it then it's true
2) Philipp already blogged about that:
http://blogoscoped.com/archive/2007-10-16-n51.html

Rohit Srivastwa [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

Its not only Amit Agarwal, even i noticed this today
and its working on my machine and screenshots are there to show it

I was on google.com/ncr from there i noticed this stuff, you can also try it

TOMHTML [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

In Firefox, look at "about:config" and I bet the key "keyword.URL" is set to "google.com/..." and the key "keyword.enabled" is set to true.
This is way you get this kind of page:
http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.google.com%2Femail

PS: It may also come from a particular Data Center, but I've tried the experiment with many of them, without result (=404 Google error pages)

Ionut Alex. Chitu [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

Tom, you're missing something from the screenshots: "Page not found", "The page ... doesn't exist".

TOMHTML [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

So there might be a parameter missing in my link ;-)

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

Can't see those new pages here...

Ionut Alex. Chitu [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

I saw the new 404 error pages in Opera Mini.

David Hetfield [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

Yeah, i can see it too.

Bilal [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

Yes better than the old "Not found"

Colin Colehour [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

I'm not seeing the new 404 page here in the states.

Anonymous [PersonRank 0]

14 years ago #

[Moved from "New Google 404" – Tony]

http://www.google.com/google

Much better looking, and helpful.

~A

Colin Colehour [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

[Moved from "New Google 404" – Tony]

Interesting that the error page found a Google Windows registry file:
http://www.google.com/google.reg

The Coder [PersonRank 1]

14 years ago #

[Moved from "New Google 404s" – Tony]

Look at the new Google 404s:

http://www.google.com/calander

Now, they give a search page on Google.com for what you're looking for.

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