A 404 error page – or “Page not found” is an error page shown to users trying to access a page on your website which is simply not available.
View the story of the page not found in the video below
Avoid having those users bounce by linking to other relevant content on your site – like eg. most read blog posts.
Another way to make the user stick around is to make the 404 error page cool, creative, or just plain funny. If you really pull it off other sites might even want to link to it. There are quite a few collections of quirky error pages out there.
A few examples of creative error pages
Collections of creative 404 error pages
- Happy 404 Day! Here Are the Web’s Funniest Error Messages
- 30 Cool and Creative 404 Error Pages
- 25 Creatively Designed 404 Error Pages
- 27 Creative and Original 404 Error Page Design
- 34+ Creative Examples of 404 Error Pages for Inspiration
- Creative 404 Error Pages Around for Inspiration