I have several times had alerts to say that links in my hubs are broken but when I try them there is nothing wrong with them so why does this happen? I just had one that was a link to Facebook and this has happened before for links there!
A link will be marked as broken if it returns either a 404 Not Found or a 500 Internal Server Error http status code at the time when we test it. Sometimes those are just temporary problems, other times sites are configured wrong and return those status codes on pages that appear OK. As relache said, you can just ignore those errors (or they may go away on their own later) ...
That's why there's the "ignore" option on broken link alerts. You can disable the false ones.
I report the faux alerts to admin so they can try and figure out why.
I recently had several broken link notifications - I had several hubs that had link capsules that included links to a hub that I deleted many months ago, so the broken link notification was valid but I was quite surprised that it was just now coming to light when that hub was deleted a long time ago...
by Steve Andrews4 years ago
Today I have had several alerts for broken links in my hubs that turned out to be videos and all were actually working when I tried playing them,
by Liz Elias2 years ago
Ok, this keeps happening to me. Well, two things with broken links. Both are annoying.1) There is a broken link warning; I go to edit the hub and fix or delete said link, and the broken link warning...
by Katherine Tyrrell2 years ago
I am getting really fed up with seeing this message2 potentially broken links have been detected in this Hub. They are highlighted below. You can correct the link by editing the containing capsule.The reason is because...
by Paul Deeds8 years ago
We just made a small update to the site. The biggest change is the addition of the broken link report. It will show you broken links in your text and link capsules.We'll be trying to test all links about...
by Liz Elias21 months ago
Checking through my hubs today, and got a broken link warning on this hub:http://hubpages.com/hub/GilbertandSulli … oHateOperaThe link in question is: http://www.sterngrove.org/home/celebrate75/It opens up...
by Mike Russo2 years ago
Have you had this happen to you? I searched for the highlighted broken link but I could not find one. So how do you clear the notice?
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