Twice in the last few days I received notifications of broken links but the links are still live. Is it a site glitch?
This has been there for quite sometime now .. the broken link sign shows up, but says good link when you test it.. looks like a bug to me .
Most likely there were simply temporary problems with the link,and it was, in fact, broken at the point in time that it was tested. We could avoid some of those by waiting until a link was broken for a several tests in a row before notifying you, but we weighed that against the added delay when the link really is broken and decided it was best to notify right away.
I don't think it's a glitch. It's just that at the moment that HP happens to be scanning that particular link, the site being linked to doesn't respond. Most sites tend to have a few seconds or minutes each day where the site is offline for one reason or the other.
by Liz Elias3 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 Shauna L Bowling2 years ago
For a couple of weeks now, when I go into my account, one of my hubs is showing a broken link. However, every time I go into it, there's nothing highlighted, nor is there a cross-thru on a link when I'm not in edit...
by Dolores Monet5 years ago
I have what appears to be way too many broken links - the links are to my own hubs. Testing the links, I see that the little link thingy on the accounts page seems to be off, as those hubs are still there. Anyone else...
by hutura5 years ago
Can anyone tell me what is a broken link, and how do you fix it?
by Simon Cook5 years ago
It would be useful to have the ability to automatically delete all 'broken links'. While sometimes I like to visit indivudual hubs to check the link, in most cases I simply delete the offending link.....
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...
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