Server Status Code Infographic for SEOs

by on June 3, 2011 · 1 comment

SEOMoz published this nifty Infographic describing HTTP server status codes. These are the codes that your web server returns when someone requests a page from your website.

Why are these important? When you are moving a website, it is important to take an inventory of your pages and ensure that they are redirected properly to their new URLs. You need to make sure they are being redirected with a “301 Permanent Redirect” to ensure that Google understands you moved the page and transfers link juice to the new page.

HTTP Status Codes - Infographic

More Tools For Your Website & SEO Toolkit

Here is a nice web-based tool to help you inspect the status code for a page:
Server Header Checker Tool. You can use the chart above to interpret the server response codes you get back from this tool.

Here is a tool to check your page load times too:
Pingdom Page Load Time Checker

You can also use Google’s Page Load Speed Tool.

I also really like this tool – you can enter in any URL and it will tell you what shows above and below the “fold” for each browser size. I optimize for 1024 x 768.
Google Browser Size Tool.

What tools do you use?

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Ajit Kular November 6, 2011 at 12:50 am

Nice share.. I was earlier confused about these codes but seeing this great infograph all things are clear now. Here is an another useful infographic about Status code

http://sixrevisions.com/infographics/server-headers-101/

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