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Why Page is not responding error found 404

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Can we create alert in Adobe Analytics for page not found (404) based on specific page. For example: lets say we want to create a alert for homepage 404, if instances are more than 50, can we do that?

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There was an identical question posted a few weeks ago with multiple solutions posted:

 

https://experienceleaguecommunities.adobe.com/t5/adobe-analytics-questions/page-not-found-specific-p... 

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Hi, this should be possible. You would need to create a specific segment for this.

 

Without knowing how your tagging is, I can really give you a full answer, but I can give an example with our tagging:

 

For ALL 404 error pages, our "Pages Not Found" dimension will pass a generic name like "404-error", we also track eVars for both "Current URL" (which includes querystring parameters) and "Canonical URL" and a "Page Type". So in my case, I could create a segment where the "Pages Not Found" (or Pages - since these values are the same) is "404-error" AND my canonical URL is my home page url the example for my own website the same things its happened with me at https://mynstromy.com/ (if you don't have that, you might have do use your full url with some rules to try and capture the variations), or where my page type is "home" (some combination that gets me my home page where it's also a 404) -You should test your segment in Workspace to be sure it returns the exact pages you want. 

https://experienceleaguecommunities.adobe.com/t5/adobe-analytics-questions/page-not-found-specific-p... 

Then when you create your alert, you can set your metric threshold and drag your newly created segment into the filter 

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As long as you can identify the page and that it's a 404 (see what info you are tracking), then yes, you should be able to set up an alert with the specified threshold (50 occurrences)

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Yes, it is possible to create an alert in Adobe Analytics for page not found (404) errors based on a specific page, such as the homepage. Here's how you can set up this alert:

  1. Log in to your Adobe Analytics account and navigate to the "Components" section.
  2. Click on "Alerts" and then click on "Add Alert".
  3. In the "Alert Name" field, enter a descriptive name for your alert, such as "Homepage 404 Error Alert".
  4. In the "Report Suite" dropdown, select the report suite where you want to apply the alert.
  5. In the "Metric" dropdown, select "Pages Not Found" or a similar metric that tracks 404 errors.
  6. In the "Granularity" section, choose the time period for which you want to check the metric (e.g., hourly, daily, weekly).
  7. In the "Comparisons" section, set the condition for triggering the alert. For your example, you would select "is greater than" and enter "50" as the threshold value.
  8. In the "Additional Filters" section, click on "Add a Filter". Here, you'll specify the page for which you want to track 404 errors. Set the dimension to "Page URL" or a similar dimension that captures the page path, and then specify the homepage URL (e.g., "https://www.example.com/index.html") as the filter value.
  9. Configure the "Notification Settings" to specify how you want to be notified when the alert is triggered (e.g., email, SMS, or in-product notification).
  10. Review your alert settings and click "Save" to create the alert.

With this setup, Adobe Analytics will monitor the specified page (homepage) for 404 errors and trigger an alert whenever the number of instances exceeds 50 within the chosen time period.

Keep in mind that the exact steps and options may vary slightly depending on your Adobe Analytics version and configuration. If you encounter any difficulties or have specific requirements, it's recommended to consult Adobe Analytics documentation or reach out to their support team for further assistance. win32diskimager

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You should test your segment in Workspace to be sure it returns the exact pages you want. 

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If your workspace is working fine then it should be good however you can research more on other forums too.

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In Adobe Analytics, you can create an alert for a specific page not found (404) error, such as the homepage. For example, you can set up an alert to DGme Portal notify you if there are more than 50 instances of a 404 error on the homepage. This helps you stay informed about any issues and ensures a better user experience.

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The "Page not responding error 404" typically indicates that the webpage you are trying to access could not be found on the server. This error is an HTTP status code that indicates a "Not Found" situation.

Here are a few possible reasons for encountering a 404 error:

  1. Incorrect URL: Double-check the URL you entered to ensure it is correct. Make sure there are no typos or missing characters.

  2. Page or content has been moved or deleted: The webpage you are trying to access may have been moved to a different location or completely removed from the server. Verify if the page still exists by checking the website's navigation or conducting a search on the website.

  3. Broken links: If you encountered the 404 error by clicking a link on another website, the link may be broken or outdated. In this case, you can try searching for the content you're looking for directly on the website or contacting the website administrator to report the broken link.

  4. Server or website maintenance: The server hosting the website may be undergoing maintenance or experiencing temporary issues. In such cases, you can try accessing the webpage later to see if the problem is resolved. Employee Connection

If you are the website owner/administrator, consider checking your server logs and website configuration to ensure that the correct pages are being served and that there are no misconfigured redirects or missing files.

Please note that without specific details about the website or webpage you are referring to, it is challenging to provide a more precise solution.

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In Adobe Analytics, you have the capability to set up customized alerts for specific events on your website, such as tracking the occurrence of 404 errors on crucial pages. For instance, you can configure an alert for your online portal like DGME. This alert could be set to trigger when the page encounters more than 30 instances of a 404 error within a 24-hour period. This proactive approach enables you to quickly identify and address issues, ensuring that your customers have a seamless and positive experience on your site. It's a powerful tool for maintaining the health and user-friendliness of your website.

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Creating an alert for a specific page not found error (like a 404 error on the homepage) in Adobe Analytics can be a valuable way to monitor the health and performance of your website. Here's a step-by-step guide to set up such an alert:

  1. Track 404 Errors in Adobe Analytics:

    • First, ensure that 404 errors are being tracked in Adobe Analytics. This usually involves setting up a specific tracking code on the 404 error page. You can use a custom variable (eVar or prop) to capture the URL or page name where the error occurred.
  2. Segmentation:

    • Create a segment to isolate the 404 errors for the specific page you are interested in (e.g., the homepage).
    • In the segment builder, set the criteria to include hits where the custom variable (set up for tracking 404 errors) matches your homepage URL or identifier.
  3. Alert Setup:

    • Navigate to the “Alerts” section in Adobe Analytics.
    • Create a new alert. Name it something descriptive, like "Homepage 404 Error Alert."
  4. Define Alert Conditions:

    • In the alert configuration, set the metric to the one tracking your 404 errors. If you're using an eVar or prop, select it here.
    • Define the condition to trigger the alert. For example, you might choose "instances greater than 50."
    • Apply the segment you created for the homepage 404 errors to this alert.
  5. Schedule and Recipients:

    • Choose how often you want the system to check for this condition (e.g., daily, weekly).
    • Add the email addresses of the team members who should receive this alert.
  6. Notification Message:

    • Customize the notification message that will be sent when the alert is triggered. Include details like what the alert is for and any recommended actions.
  7. Testing the Alert:

    • It's a good idea to test the alert to ensure it's working as expected. You might temporarily lower the threshold (e.g., more than 1 instance) to trigger the alert for testing purposes.
  8. Save and Activate the Alert:

    • Once you are satisfied with the setup, save the alert and make sure it’s activated.

For more insights and tools on web analytics and digital marketing strategies, you might find www.liteblueinsider.com helpful.

 

Remember, the key to effective alerts is to ensure they are actionable. An alert for a high number of 404 errors on a critical page like the homepage should prompt an immediate investigation to resolve any underlying issues. Keep monitoring the alert's performance and adjust the conditions or thresholds as needed based on the data you collect over time.

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Setting up an alert specifically for detecting page not found errors, such as a 404 error on the homepage, in Adobe Analytics can be a valuable method for monitoring and maintaining the health and performance of your website. Follow these step-by-step instructions to create and configure such an alert:

  1. Track 404 Errors in Adobe Analytics: Ensure that 404 errors are effectively tracked in Adobe Analytics. This typically involves implementing a specific tracking code on the 404 error page, utilizing custom variables (eVar or prop) to capture relevant information like the URL or page name.

  2. Segmentation: Create a segment to isolate 404 errors for the specific page of interest, such as the homepage. In the segment builder, define criteria to include hits where the custom variable matches the homepage URL or identifier.

  3. Alert Setup: Navigate to the "Alerts" section in Adobe Analytics and create a new alert with a descriptive name like "Homepage 404 Error Alert."

  4. Define Alert Conditions: In the alert configuration, set the metric to the one tracking 404 errors (using the chosen eVar or prop). Define the condition that triggers the alert, for instance, "instances greater than 50." Apply the previously created segment for homepage 404 errors to this alert.

  5. Schedule and Recipients: Choose the frequency for checking this condition (e.g., daily, weekly). Specify the email addresses of team members who should receive the alert.

  6. Notification Message: Customize the notification message sent when the alert is triggered. Include details about the alert purpose and any recommended actions.

  7. Testing the Alert: Conduct a test to ensure the alert functions as expected. Temporarily adjust the threshold (e.g., more than 1 instance) for testing purposes.

  8. Save and Activate the Alert: Once satisfied with the setup, save the alert and ensure it is activated.

Remember, the effectiveness of alerts lies in their actionability. Alerts for a high number of 404 errors on critical pages should prompt immediate investigation and resolution of underlying issues. Continuously monitor the alert's performance, adjusting conditions or thresholds based on collected data over time. For additional insights and tools on web analytics and digital marketing strategies, you may find https://liteblueinsights.com/ helpful.

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Why might I be seeing a 'Page not responding' error along with a 404 status code at @alesaevon https://ehallpass.vip when trying to access a webpage? 

 

I have seen the solutions; will they work or not?

 

  • Check the URL: Ensure the URL is typed correctly without any typos or errors.
  • Refresh the page: Sometimes, simply refreshing the browser can resolve temporary issues.
  • Clear browser cache: Outdated or corrupted cache can cause this error, so clearing your browser's cache might help.
  • Check with the website directly: Sometimes the error is on the server's side. Visiting the main website or a different page on the same domain can help determine if the issue is widespread.
  • Contact the website: If none of the above steps work, it might be helpful to contact the website’s support team for assistance.
 
 
 

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@AnnieDr it really depends on your implementation... The 404 page that loads must contain tracking code and have enough information to determine that it's a 404.

 

Usually sites will have a custom 404 page, one that is branded and often has the site's key navigation integrated into it... this type of 404 is easy to make sure your analytics is included and tracking.

 

However, if the 404 is at the DNS side (i.e. the website itself can't be found, then you won't be able to track that since that page won't belong to you),

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Have the proposed solutions been assessed for their effectiveness?

Verify the URL: Ensure it's correctly entered without any mistakes. Reload the page: Often, a simple refresh can resolve temporary glitches. Clear browser cache: Outdated or corrupted cache might be the culprit, so try clearing it. Visit the website directly: Checking the main website or another page on the same domain can help diagnose if the problem is widespread. Reach out to website support: If none of the previous steps yield results, contacting the website's support team could provide assistance.

 

I personally have tried this with my website too, https://colegia.info

 
 
 

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Yes, you can create alerts in Adobe Analytics for specific page not found errors (404 errors) based on criteria such as the number of instances exceeding a certain threshold. Here's a general guideline on how you might accomplish this:

  1. Define a Segment: Start by creating a segment that filters data for the specific page you're interested in, in this case, the homepage.

  2. Set up an Alert: Once you've created the segment, you can set up an alert within Adobe Analytics. This involves defining the conditions that trigger the alert, such as the number of instances of 404 errors exceeding 50.

  3. Configure Alert Conditions: Configure the alert conditions to monitor the 404 errors specifically for the homepage. You'll set the condition to trigger the alert when the count of instances for this specific page reaches or exceeds 50.

  4. Choose Alert Delivery: Select how you want to receive the alert notifications. This could be via email, SMS, or other preferred channels.

  5. Test and Activate: Before activating the alert, it's a good practice to test it to ensure it's working as expected. Once you're satisfied with the configuration, activate the alert.

By following these steps, you can effectively create an alert in Adobe Analytics that notifies you when the number of 404 errors for the homepage exceeds your specified threshold. This helps in promptly addressing any issues related to missing pages or broken links on your website.

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