Redirect 404 errors to the home page

Jonathan Matthews contact at
Thu Apr 4 12:15:57 UTC 2013

On 4 April 2013 11:40, johnnybut7 <nginx-forum at> wrote:
> Hi,
> Ive received a request stating that the website owner wants all 404 error
> messages redirected to the home page as its affecting their seo ranking(im
> not sure about this myself but thats another issue). Its a rails application
> so i have static page displayed currently and even applied some javascript
> to redirect to the home page but the seo tool still states there are X
> amount of broken links and that redirecting to the home page via the server
> config will fix this.
> I cant seem to get this to work in the nginx config, can anyone help me?
> Ive tried various solutions but nothing is working 100%. with should do what you want.
Let us know how you get on.


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