(Last Updated On: June 6, 2017)

A 410 status code is similar to a 404 not found status code. It tells search engines that the page has been intentionally removed and will not be coming back, therefore should be deindexed immediately from search results.

The 410 status code should always be used over a 404 when pages are removed, especially for large e-commerce websites that regularly remove a high volume of pages.