I’m just changing URLs to be more forgiving and less likely to throw a 404 error.
For example, if you have a URL
and you rename the product so it’s now productname2, instead of the old url giving a 404 error, it will take you to
instead, because we can tell that that much works and that’s probably what they meant.
and if they entered
because we could find at least that much.
It’s a bit of a pain (I think) redirecting
so www.example.com/sales/foldername1/foldername2/folderZZZARGHZZZname3 is what they’ll see in the browser address bar and will show up on Google Analytics. Is that a problem?
Does anyone have any reason to prefer a 404 error over a helpful page?