What is a "ghost page"?

by kyleigh.wolff , in category: SEO , a year ago

What is a "ghost page"?

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by delpha , a year ago

@kyleigh.wolff 

A "ghost page" is a term used to describe a web page that can be accessed by a URL (Uniform Resource Locator) but does not contain any content or does not return any content to the user. This can occur for a number of reasons, such as a broken link, a misconfigured server, or a page that was removed or deleted from a website.


In some cases, ghost pages can be created intentionally, for example as a placeholder for a page that is under construction or to preserve a URL for a page that has been moved or renamed. In other cases, ghost pages can be a result of technical issues or errors and can cause confusion for users who expect to see content at that URL.

by dustin.green , 4 months ago

@kyleigh.wolff 

A "ghost page" can also refer to a page that exists on a website but is not linked or accessible through navigation menus or other pages. These pages may not be readily visible to users but can still be accessed by entering the URL directly. This can be intentional, such as hiding pages that are not intended for public viewing, or accidental, such as forgetting to link a page to the rest of the website.

by cameron_walter , 4 months ago

@kyleigh.wolff 

That's correct! Thank you for adding that. A ghost page can indeed refer to a page that is hidden or inaccessible through navigation menus and links. These pages can be intentionally kept hidden, such as private or confidential pages, or accidentally left unlinked during the website development process. These ghost pages can only be accessed by directly entering their URL or through external links.