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Hub Showing Broken Link When There Isn't Any

  1. Barbara Kay profile image85
    Barbara Kayposted 2 years ago

    It says the hub has a broken link and there isn't one highlighted. After I tried all the links, I couldn't find one that didn't work. This is the hub barbara-kay.hubpages.com/hub/Free-Filet-Crochet-Patterns

    1. Matthew Meyer profile image79
      Matthew Meyerposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      I double checked your account and the system is working as designed.

      Please check the broken links page that @paradigmsearch mentioned.
      http://hubpages.com/my/hubs/broken-links

      On it you will find the broken link that is for a YouTube video that is unpublished.

      1. paradigmsearch profile image90
        paradigmsearchposted 2 years ago in reply to this

        That seems to be happening more frequently these days.

  2. paradigmsearch profile image90
    paradigmsearchposted 2 years ago

    Tell it to retest. http://hubpages.com/my/hubs/broken-links Then forget about it.

  3. Cheeky Kid profile image93
    Cheeky Kidposted 2 years ago

    If all links are good but the retest says no, then you might just as well click ignore and everything will be fine. big_smile

    1. Matthew Meyer profile image79
      Matthew Meyerposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      In vast majority of the time the broken link indicator is accurate.
      You should try to remove any broken links.

      Only click "ignore" when you are sure that is is not broken.

      A good practice is to check the HTTP code returned for the URL as well.

      Here is one such tool you can use.
      http://tools.seobook.com/server-header-checker/

  4. The Examiner-1 profile image84
    The Examiner-1posted 2 years ago

    Barbara,
    When I tried the video it said, "This video does not exist." Perhaps that is the link.

    1. Barbara Kay profile image85
      Barbara Kayposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      Examiner-1, Thank you. That was it and I didn't even think to check the video.

      1. The Examiner-1 profile image84
        The Examiner-1posted 2 years ago in reply to this

        That often is because YouTube videos "die out", or sometimes they leave a message that to see it you must watch from YouTube itself. So again the link on HubPages seems broken because they do not allow you to watch it from there.

      2. Marisa Wright profile image94
        Marisa Wrightposted 2 years ago in reply to this

        I've had the same experience.  Next time you'll remember to check the video!

 
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