HTTP Response Codes - Successful Responses Status Codes

The HTML response codes are very important to identify the wrongs in a particular webpage and for the convenience of website SEO. 

Successful Responses

200 OK

The request succeeded. The result meaning of “success” depends on the HTTP method:

  • GET: The resource has been fetched and transmitted in the message body.
  • HEAD: The representation headers are included in the response without any message body.
  • PUT or POST: The resource describing the result of the action is transmitted in the message body.
  • TRACE: The message body contains the request message as received by the server.

201 Created

The request succeeded, and a new resource was created as a result. This is typically the response sent after POST requests, or some PUT requests.

202 Accepted

The request has been received but not yet acted upon. It is noncommittal, since there is no way in HTTP to later send an asynchronous response indicating the outcome of the request. It is intended for cases where another process or server handles the request, or for batch processing.

203 Non-Authoritative Information

This response code means the returned metadata is not exactly the same as is available from the origin server, but is collected from a local or a third-party copy. This is mostly used for mirrors or backups of another resource. Except for that specific case, the 200 OK response is preferred to this status.

204 No Content

There is no content to send for this request, but the headers may be useful. The user agent may update its cached headers for this resource with the new ones.

205 Reset Content

Tells the user agent to reset the document which sent this request.

206 Partial Content

This response code is used when the Range header is sent from the client to request only part of a resource.

207 Multi-Status (WebDAV)

Conveys information about multiple resources, for situations where multiple status codes might be appropriate.

208 Already Reported (WebDAV)

Used inside a <dav:propstat> response element to avoid repeatedly enumerating the internal members of multiple bindings to the same collection.

226 IM Used (HTTP Delta encoding)

The server has fulfilled a GET request for the resource, and the response is a representation of the result of one or more instance-manipulations applied to the current instance.


Other HTTP Response Codes

Click Here for Information Responses

Click Here for Redirection Messages

Click Here for Client Error Responses

Click Here for Server Error Responses

The importance of knowing the particular HTML codes returned always come in handy when working with a website. SEO specialists will have to work with the website designers to position the required codes accordingly to notice the audience as well as spiders and bots of the Google crawler, about the condition of the target URL. For example the 301 HTTP response code is used to redirect a web page. It says to the Google crawler that, “This page is currently not here. Please find the link in the HTML response code to find out our new place”. This will redirect the traffic seamlessly to the new URL.  

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