How to Set Up Your 404 Error Page

Helpful Tip #32

When your visitors go to a dead link on your site because you either have a mistyped link or because they mistyped something, then they will land on a 404 Error Page of your host. You can profit from this virtual marketing place by uploadying your own 404 Error Page and fill it with your own links and promotions.

Here is how you can set up your own 404 Error Page and get additional traffic or income:

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Copy this code and replace only both URLs with YOUR OWN links

<html> <head> <meta http-equiv=”Content-Language” content=”en-us”> <meta http-equiv=”Content-Type” content=”text/html; charset=windows-1252″> <title>404 Error Special Offer</title> </head> <body> <div align=”center”> <p align=”center”><b><font face=”arial” size=”5″>404 Error – Page Not Found</font></b></p> <p align=”center”><font face=”arial” size=”5″><b>The Webpage You Requested Was Not Found.<br> </b></font></p> <div align=”center”> <table width=”600″ border=”0″> <tr> <td width=”990″ vAlign=”top” bgColor=”#ffffff”><font face=”Tahoma” size=”4″> <p align=”center”><b><font face=”Tahoma” color=”#FF0000″>But before you go…<br> We have an Awesome FREE Gift for you!</font></b></p> <p align=”center”><font color=”#000000″>&quot;Get Your Own Free Clickbank Portal And Promote <br> Over 10,000 Products Instantly&quot;</font></p> </font><font style=”font-size: 11pt” face=”Arial” size=”2″> <p align=”center”> <img src=”http://www.cbglobe.com/cbglobe-ebook.jpg” width=”150″ height=”150″></p> <p align=”center”><a href=”http://cbglobe.com/cgi-bin/vp/redir.cgi?id=Bigler&r=http://cbglobe.com/signup.shtml”><font size=”4″><strong>Click Here To Get It Now!</strong></font></a></p> <p> </font></td> </tr> </table> </div> </div> </body> </html>

Two
Open up Notepad and paste the code. Name the file 404.shtml

Three
Upload 404.shtml in the root of your website (i.e in the public_html folder).

When you have done that, test your 404 error pages by typing in your browser:
http://www.yourdomain.com/xxxxyyyy (this is just a sample)

Anything after www.yourdomain.com/ that does not exist on your website will give an error page and if you have redirected your 404 error pages correctly, it will redirect to your affiliate link www.yourdomain.com/ for earning you commissions or signups from your 404 errors.

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