Originally Posted by diversityguy
What do you mean dead pages ...
404 Error or removed cached by google ...
Explain your question ....
This is not a affiliate link but an example of a 404 page http://www.hostgator.com/404
Either i typed in the URL wrong or hostgator never created content on that page. They just stuck up a 404 custom page instead of doing nothing that would lead us to a dead page that has no images or content on the page. (blank page) Hostgator also added a banner image link on that page to basically redirect visitors to there homepage to look at there hosting packages...etc
Most people customize a 404 page because they still want to direct that visitor back to there website or another link. Create a thread if you want more information on what you asked in your reply. Let's get back on topic now.
I'll post some info about google cached pages in here.
Google takes a snapshot of each page it examines and caches (stores) that version as a back-up. The cached version is what Google uses to judge if a page is a good match for your query.
Practically every search result includes a Cached link. Clicking on that link takes you to the Google cached version of that web page, instead of the current version of the page. This is useful if the original page is unavailable because of: