How Google Handles 404 & 410 Status Codes? If you are into superb technical details regarding the Web crawling of Google and how they interact with distinct status codes, you will likely be interested in the new webmaster help video regarding the differences between how Google manages 404 and 410 status codes.
“So 410 has a little more of connotation the page is forever gone.”
For people who are not too technically knowledgeable, Matt Cutts describes what the difference is between a 410 and a 404, because most webmasters are much more comfortable with the 404 status code.
Having said that, does Googlebot socialize any otherwise when they fall upon a 410?
“If we see a 410, afterward the website crawling system says, OK we suppose the webmasters knows what they are doing because they went off the trodden trail to blatantly say this page is gone,” he said. “So they instantly convert that 410 to a mistake, instead of shielding it for 24 hours.
When you do serve a 410 status code on a page that actually is not gone forever, that page has n’t been killed by you away forever. Googlebot see if the page should be returned to the index and will return the check.
“The brief response is that we do occasionally handle for 404s and 410s a bit otherwise, but for the most part you should not worry about it,” Matt Cutts said. “If a page is gone and you believe it is temporary, proceed and use a 404. If the page is gone and you understand no other page which should replace for it, you do not have everywhere else you need to point to, and you understand that that page will be gone never come back, then go ahead and serve a 410.”