Site home page showing in 404 Monitor

  • My 404 monitor shows the site home page at the page getting the most hits. Of course, the hits shown is 14 whereas the site itself has hundreds of home page visits a day.

    I’m curious why it would be showing up in the 404 monitor at all?

    Home

    Thanks,
    Rick

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  • Hi Rick,

    Thanks for getting in touch.

    It is hard to tell just from the link of your homepage. Can you please share a few more details?

    1. Do you consistently see these 404s?
    2. Can you please share a screenshot of the 404 Monitor page where you see these?
    3. Is there a chance some of the visitors were getting 404s because of memory timeout issues on your server?

    Do let us know so we are in a better position to help you.

    https://drive.google.com/file/d/1e1V38tyckZf1tpUAv4oEziRCW4I35qJI/view?usp=sharing

    1) It’s consistent, some of them every day. Clear the log and they return.
    2) Screenshot Link above
    3) Hmmm, hadn’t considered that. And, WPX Hosting has been pretty solid and I’ve not had reports from clients of anything like that, either. If it ran out of memory, I’d think it would be a different error than 404. Is there any other diagnostic you’d recommend?

    I’ve done 404 tracking with other tools before, and not seen the home page show up, which is why I asked. Thanks!

    Hi Rick,

    Thanks for the follow up.

    It is likely that the hits might be coming from some external URLs such as backlinks to your site. I would suggest that you make use of service such as ahrefs.com to check sources and URLs on your backlinks.
    We have a very neat guide on fixing 404s on the following page which you can also take a look at https://rankmath.com/kb/fix-404-errors/

    I hope this info helps.

    Yes, that’s an excellent guide on 404s. I have so many backlinks, it’s hard to really do much about that unless the 404’s get INTENSE. In those cases doing redirection makes the most sense; why I need to use that tool heavily.

    So it’s unclear why the home page is showing up with 404s and it isn’t something we’ve figured out how to track/trace. I’m okay with that.

    Thanks!
    Rick

    Hi Rick,

    If you check closely, you will see all other URLs there are relative except for your domain.

    That’s where the confusion is arising. The URL is actually relative. So, the error you are seeing is actually generated by users trying to access https://www.thrivingnow.com/https://www.thrivingnow.com/

    You can give it a try yourself and see the number of hits increase by 1.

    Hope that helps and please do not hesitate to let us know if you need our assistance with anything else.

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