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What do you think of broken links?



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What do you think of broken links?

What is your view of broken links and pages on websites?

These pages annoy me and I wonder why the webmaster could not have taken better care of their website so as to prevent broken pages and links. If page is moved, simply update the links. That's not so hard is it?

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andreasjordan

sometimes webmasters are lazy to do it, sometimes they do it on mistake



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sanfora

that depend on site and the manager if some crappy network they have no time to edit



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angie828

I hate broken links. They drive me crazy when I really want to look at something and it is broken What do you think of broken links?



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blueeyes

They are very annoying. I wish that there was not such a thing as many times it is a page that I really want to go to.



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chetaseo

broken links can be irritating mostly when you are searching for links to a particular stuff you are looking for, only to discover error.



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Liisa

You should have some type of automatic redirect set up that takes your visitors to another page, even a 404 page that offers links to additional content.



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chetaseo

sure. it will be somehow disgusting if they get to see error pages all the time.



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WebMania

Broken links are those which are not exist right now I think



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Beverly

In a perfect world, a site would never have a broken link. However, there will come a day when you need to change the name of a page and then anyone who has bookmarked that page will go to a broken link.

To prevent this, you can do a 301 redirect.

Here's some info on how to do that.

http://ghostleg.com/blog/2009/02/3...id-broken-links/



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WebMania

Yes, 301 Redirect is best option to overcome Broken Links.



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Kirin

Yes, 301 Redirect is best option to overcome Broken Links.

This is usually only done when you move to a new hosting company. However, it also works if you are permanently moving a page on your own site.



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myshanbug

What is your view of broken links and pages on websites?

These pages annoy me and I wonder why the webmaster could not have taken better care of their website so as to prevent broken pages and links. If page is moved, simply update the links. That's not so hard is it?

It could be two things. One, their site is too big, and they can't possibly check their links and two, they didn't install a link check on the site. Click a button, it checks it and lets the owner know to fix. I imagine they are not very website savvy.



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thuybk

Readers can't read your important posts. Then you will lose your important readers and lose traffic.



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WebMania

Broken links will take your reputation down, so try to overcome of it as soon as possible.



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dexter182

it becomes difficult when the website grows and become almost uncontrollable.



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kellyIMservices

Broken links send users to non-existing web pages. They are bad for your site's usability, reputation and SEO. If you find broken links in the future, take the time to replace or remove each one.



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zainshuja

When a website owner deletes a page or post, or changes the URL of a page or post that has already been indexed by search engines, linked to in social media, or bookmarked by users, a broken link is left in its place — and broken links make the website owner look bad in more ways that one!



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Topseoservice

Broken links not only bad from the user friendly aspect, it is bad from SEO perspective. So you need to fix it if you have broken links in your website.



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kellyIMservices

Broken links cause frustration and irritation — if clients and customers are trying to access information they bookmarked, a digital product they purchased, or an article that someone linked to on Twitter, and the links don’t work, their trust in you and your brand will diminish



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dragonhunter95

yes they are annoying. It cause problems with the PR too. So webmasters need to update there links regularly.

As one who work with 5-6 sites, It may be difficult to handle such. However your links are the which the search engines follow. So do not lazy on them.

I use some pug in called backlink checker to get these working



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weballures

Broken links are annoying but you have to fix them if you want to run your website properly.Cause of broken links may be moving it to another server or changing domain name.Keep it in mind while you changing domain name or moving on another server.



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hotcontent

broken links are not good for a site removal of broken links are very very essential.



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viewss

Broken link will impact on User Experience



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Corzhens

I have come across some websites with broken links. There was a new forum that invited me and when I registered, I couldn’t find the web page that would allow me to upload my avatar. It was very basic to have a broken link. Perhaps the admin or the web designer did not spend time in testing the website’s design before releasing it to the internet. For me, it is a big shame for the designer to have a broken link.



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