Understanding Your Stats – 404s

In most website statistics programs, you’ll see one report that shows all the pages or files that people looked for but couldn’t find – the dreaded 404s.   You may see pages listed that aren’t even on your website and wonder why someone is trying to find such a page.

In many cases, these are hackers trying to get into your site.  They will type in your website address and add something like “/admin” to the end of it.  Or maybe something like “/myadmin/setup.asp” 

If you see pages listed that you’ve never heard of, don’t worry about them.  If they aren’t part of your website, naturally they aren’t going to be found.  

One less thing for you to worry about.

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