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How to fix broken link problem?

Postby MrunaL123 » Wed May 27, 2020 10:55 am

I have one broken link url on my website?
wanted to know how can i fix that?
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Re: How to fix broken link problem?

Postby payadama » Sun Jun 07, 2020 2:18 pm

What is your site?
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Re: How to fix broken link problem?

Postby Rajisri » Mon Jul 13, 2020 7:39 pm

First of all find out the total number of broken links in your website through seo tools like ahrefs. Then implement 301 redirect to the broken links to the most relevant webpage from your website. So that the users who visit the broken link will be redirected to the newly linked webpage. Or else you can give hard "404" status that the webpage is not found. I always recommend the permanent redirect 301.
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Re: How to fix broken link problem?

Postby Cammagdalen » Tue Nov 24, 2020 10:18 am

There are many reasons for broken links, among which we will distinguish a couple of the foremost frequent ones:

[*]web pages moved to new URLs
[*]web pages totally removed
[*]typos within the URL creation (e.g. examle.com, while users type example.com)
[*]typos or other mistakes within the process of entering the URL
[*]pages removed by third-party resources
[*]third-party websites that not exist
and more.

In a number of these cases, broken links are often avoided — for instance, when an indoor page is moved, an attentive website administrator will remember to vary the links thereto.
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Re: How to fix broken link problem?

Postby NikoleJennes » Thu Jan 07, 2021 7:23 pm

MrunaL123 wrote:I have one broken link url on my website?
wanted to know how can i fix that?

so you probably should go for html editing?
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Re: How to fix broken link problem?

Postby nihitthakkar » Mon Feb 08, 2021 9:12 am

To fix the problem of broken links we first have to find out the broken links in he website. Then after finding it eithe delete the link from the site or replace it by the valid link.
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Re: How to fix broken link problem?

Postby invokker » Wed Feb 10, 2021 1:33 pm

However, broken external links are still disastrous for your website. It tells users that you aren’t trustworthy. Too many broken external links also sends signals to Google that your site is outdated, and it could be harmful to rankings.

Fixing broken external links is fairly easy. You’ve got two options:

-Just remove the link completely
-Replace the link with a valid link

Remember, just because you don’t have control over broken external links (websites change and move content all the time), it doesn’t excuse you from having broken links. You still have complete control over the maintenance of your own website and it is your duty to fix those broken links pronto!

Or just follow these 4 things to do with broken links.

If you find a broken link on your website, it is major trouble. It will harm your SEO, it will reduce trustworthiness, and your conversion rates will suffer. There are 4 ways to fix broken internal links:

1. Is It A Typo?

One common cause of broken internal links is typos. See if the 404 Error is because of a misspelling and fix it. Problem solved!

2. Make the Page Real Again

This is the best solution for fixing broken links in terms of SEO, especially if the missing page has backlinks pointing to it. However, this does mean more work (you’ve got to recreate the page). And, in some cases, it doesn’t make sense to recreate the deleted page – such as if the page was for a product you don’t offer anymore.

3. Redirects

Using 301 redirects is the method that Google recommends for fixing broken internal links. Ideally, you redirect to a page with relevant content – such as a relevant post or a category or tag page. Only redirect to the Home page as a last resort. Redirecting broken internal links does take a bit of time, but it will keep the link juice flowing and gets you more page views, which is good for your SEO.

4. Delete the Broken Link

This is the easiest method of dealing with broken internal links. The downside is that you lose an opportunity to increase page views, time on site, and pass link juice. Only delete the broken link if it really isn’t crucial to your site.
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Re: How to fix broken link problem?

Postby Farjana » Tue Apr 13, 2021 1:29 pm

Regardless of how it happened, it's important to fix broken links so that your visitor does not get confused. To fix the broken links problem first you have to identify what type of broken links are they are.

Most of the time broken links occur due to typos. For example, you wanted a link like http://www.mysite.com/aboutus but typed like this http://www.mysite.com/about-us.

If your one is similar to this issue, please go through the URL again and fix it first.
Sometimes broken links occur due to redirects issues. If you recently making any URL changes to a page, all the links will send the user to a 404 rather than the exact page.

If your site uses Apache you just need to set up redirects in your .htaccess file.

To fix the broken links problem, you can just entirely delete those links or can replace them with valid links.

To avoid such broken links issue in the future must double-check every link. Also can take help from an SEO company because they have experience in keeping large site architectures without breaking them.
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