I am puzzled. On my hub, "Confession Is Good for the Soul," I was notified of a broken link.
This is the link I refer to: http://www.theworkofgod.org/dogmas.htm
When I delete the link the warning disappears.
I am puzzled because the link is not broken. When you click on the link the site appears.
Is there some other reason for the warning -- other than a "broken" link?
Probably not. This happens occasionally when the bot checking for broken links can't get through. Maybe their server was down, or busy.
I always test the link first and if it's OK leave it alone.
Another possibility is their site has a "no robot" file setup so verification robots are blocked and thus, you get the 404 when you can manually go through just fine.
Thank you, kschang. I don't know what you mean by getting a 404 "when you can manually go through just fine." Insofar as the warning won't go away, does that mean I have to give up the link?
I had a similar situation a few weeks ago, William, and what I found was that the site I was linking to had ever so subtly changed its URL. SImilar to the new HP system in a sense, I suppose. I deleted the old link, replaced it with the new (almost identical one) and everything was OK.
I noticed an issue today of a 'broken link' on a hub that stayed 'broken' even when I pressed to 'recheck'.
The link was perfect. The only thing wrong with it was that it went to one of my own hubs using the original URL and not the subdomain, which a 301 is supposed to have taken care of.
Could this be why I am getting a lot of crawl errors under GWT?
Is the re-directs a bit broken for some of us? Could this be why I'm getting slapped?
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