Posted by: kurtsh | July 13, 2008

DOWNLOAD: Web Page Error Toolkit

Customize your 404 error pages with the Web Page Error Toolkit!

For large web sites with extensive amounts of content, 2 to 10 percent of traffic is looking for pages that either don’t exist or have been moved. Most web servers return a generic 404 error page or a sitemap when a user’s desired page cannot be found. These unhelpful pages often result in a dead end for users.

With Microsoft’s Web Page Error Toolkit, you can create dynamic 404 pages that contain customized error messages along with search results seeded with relevant keywords to help your users move past the missing page and find the information they need.  Below is an example of a screenshot of what the typical 404 error page looks like “before & after” the application of the Web Page Error Toolkit:

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The Toolkit is a customizable application that replaces the default error page on your IIS server. The Toolkit enables you to use Live Search (or any search engine) to return results for the specified domain and locale, control the number of results returned on your page, choose whether to offer spelling corrections, and customize your error message.

You also have the option of choosing from several keyword extraction strategies that are included with the install, or providing your own implementation.



  • Windows 2000; Windows Server 2003; Windows Server 2008; Windows Vista; Windows XP
  • IIS 5 or greater
  • 2.0 or greater
  • VS 2005 or greater to customize the keyword extractor

Read more about the kit at:


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