How Long Does Google Crawl 404 Page?

Mar 10, 2007 | 1,346 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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Barry on Search Engine Roundtable has written a post on Does Google Still Crawl 404 Not Found Pages?

A WebmasterWorld query raises the question, “how long will Google ask for a page when it gets a 404 (Not found)?”

A reply to the post states:
They check that they are still gone, almost forever.
They do that just in case one day, they are no longer gone, but instead are republished.
Say you bought a domain name from someone and put up a new site. Say that Google refused to pick up your /about.html and /contact.html pages, and that eventually you found that it was all because once a page went 404 Google refused to ever look at that URL again.
You would think that was a bad policy. That is why it doesn't work like that.

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Navneet Kaushal

Navneet Kaushal is the founder and CEO of PageTraffic, an SEO Agency in India with offices in Chicago, Mumbai and London. A leading search strategist, Navneet helps clients maintain an edge in search engines and the online media. Navneet's expertise has established PageTraffic as one of the most awarded and successful search marketing agencies.
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