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Hubpages Broken Links Tutorial and More Tips

Updated on November 10, 2011

Hubpages Broken Links Tutorial

How often do you check your HP statistics and review the status of your hubs?

  • You should be checking at least once a week if not more often.

Usually you think of the color red as a warning sign, but on the contrary, the bright red triangle indicates that more people are clicking and hopefully reading your Hubpages.

There are a couple of approaches to increasing and keeping the red triangle.

1. Under the assumption that a particular Hub is popular and worthy of readers, perhaps because many visit to comment, keep plugging away at the Hub with rising traffic.

  • Make sure you reply to all comments
  • Tweet on a regular weekly or biweekly basis
  • Link from other social networks
  • Tells others that many people have shown interest
  • Add the link on the bottom of your email messages
  • Let other Hubbers know about the article, especially people who have an interest in similar subjects
  • Click that SHARE button at the bottom of each Hub
  • Add the link in your other Hubpages articles, either integrated within the text or as a list link

HUBPAGES HINT: Click Source Link Of Image To View Hubpages


2. Under the assumption that most of your network friends have already read the article and that's why the red traffic rising light presently shows up, you may not want to keep nudging and pushing this very same article. Instead you may want to move on and start to rotate some older articles, that this wave of friends and new social network connections have not yet seen.


  • Use all the above tips from number 1 option
  • Go back to your old hubs and reread them
  • Brush up any grammar and spelling errors you may have previously missed
  • Tweak your signature
  • Add new links on current topics
  • Add links to other hubbers
  • Remove outdated material
  • Do research and add new information


HUBPAGES HINT: Label The Name and Source of Your Images

Blue Arrow Pointing Down Indicates Drop In Views
Blue Arrow Pointing Down Indicates Drop In Views | Source


1. Professionalism

2. Shows you maintain your articles

3. Improve Google Panda Rating

4. Increase Hubpages Rating Standard

5. Perfectionism personality

6. Keeping it up-to-date


3. Okay, now we've arrived at the main attraction to this tutorial, Broken Links. We've been focusing on the articles with traffic rising and how to keep them flying. Now, as you scan through your list of hubpages, check for the BLACK TRIANGLE with the exclamation point. There is also another way to find these broken links.

  • The quick scan when you first open your statistics page
  • The direct check using the Broken Links Button

The Broken Links Button provides more detailed information at each location, which assists in finding what needs repair. The broken link can be to a VIDEO, a link from another Hubpages where a person left the community or removed a particular hubpages article or an outside link from another webpage that has been removed or moved to a different URL location.

HUBPAGES HINT: Fill in the image forms completely

It may take an extra 3-5 minutes to add the links and source information, but it is worth it in the long run.
It may take an extra 3-5 minutes to add the links and source information, but it is worth it in the long run. | Source


The video below took me ages to complete. I was working on it a few weeks ago when suddenly I noticed many of my hubpages had little BLACK TRIANGLES WITH EXCLAMATION POINTS. This was not a good sign.

I started to make repairs when I realized some friends would like to learn a few tips about making improvements. I took some photos and started to record the actions, but then was called away from finishing the video project for a couple of weeks.

By the time I returned and tried to synchronize all the film, typography, sound and images everything got messed up. So, here is the finished product. Not perfect, but it will do.

HUBPAGES HINT: Check all outdated information, dates & links

Be vigilant about maintaining your hubpages to keep high quality articles and blogs
Be vigilant about maintaining your hubpages to keep high quality articles and blogs | Source

HUBPAGES HINT: Use the "EDIT" Button next to each title

On your Hubpages Status Statistics page find your list of all Hubpages blogs
On your Hubpages Status Statistics page find your list of all Hubpages blogs | Source


4. How to manage the broken links?

I encourage everyone to check in at least once a week, because I often find broken links, which truly improves the quality of your hubpages and SEO status

Go directly to your Hub, Click EDIT, scan for the highlighted area whether it is a text ink or a video, open it up and copy the URL.

Open a new Browser window and test the link. Don't forget you can also TEST the LINK directly from the Broken Link Button.

If you found the webpage no longer has the linked article, you may enter a shortened version using key words into the web page search box. Very often I do find the same article that has been moved to a new location. This may happen when websites have updated or moved to a new server.

If you do not find the article for which you are searching, then put the keywords into a general Google, Bing, Yahoo or other browser window where you very well may locate the source or a copy of the article. Then simply update the link with the new URL in your hubpages,

What if you cannot find the article anywhere?

When the broken link is a video, then you have the choice of

1. Removing the video altogether

2. Searching for an appropriate alternate video to insert in that location.

If the broken link jumps to a missing article.

1. Removing the link altogether

2. Searching the internet for an appropriate alternate article to insert in that location.

When making choices, you may want to update the entire Hubpages articles, rearrange the sections of the piece, shorten or lengthen the Hub, or add images or new videos.

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About the Author

Debby Bruck, CHOM founded Homeopathy World Community social network. Debby believes that homeopathy is the wave of the future that provides hope and healing to those who have tried every other approach. Follow Debby on Twitter.

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    • Debby Bruck profile imageAUTHOR

      Debby Bruck 

      6 years ago

      Hi Alocsin ~ Many thanks for rating here. I am about to add some new information. Visit again later. Blessings, Debby

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      Aurelio Locsin 

      6 years ago from Orange County, CA

      What a comprehensive view of those funny symbols in front of our hub titles. I like how you also provide options for dealing with broken links. Voting this Up and Useful.

    • Debby Bruck profile imageAUTHOR

      Debby Bruck 

      7 years ago

      Hello Derdriu. I do try to share and help what I have learned on Hubpages. Be well. Debby

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      7 years ago

      DebbyBruck: Thank you for the concise explanations, effective solutions and informative video!

      Voted up, etc.,


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      Debby Bruck 

      7 years ago

      Thank you ubanichijioke ~ I received a DOUBLE EXTRA Vote from you on this hubpages.

      icciev ~ Nice to see you are learning by these tutorials.

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      7 years ago from Kuwait

      thanks Debby for sharing this useful article, thanks for taking the time to record the video. Voted up

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      Alexander Thandi Ubani 

      7 years ago from Lagos

      A well written and deservingly helpful piece. I like it cos i noticed that some of the links on my hubs indicated [broken links] i had to go back and remove them. I really benefitted from this piece. Voted useful, awesome, beautiful and interesting.

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      Alexander Thandi Ubani 

      7 years ago from Lagos

      A well written and deservingly helpful piece. I like it cos i noticed that some of the links on my hubs indicated [broken links] i had to go back and remove them. I really benefitted from this piece. Voted useful, awesome, beautiful and interesting.


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