Later this afternoon, we will be implementing a few changes to the way broken links will be displayed on Hubs. You can read about the details in the latest Blog Post.
The gist is that if you have any broken links that have not yet been fixed, you may notice that they look different, and that a broken link warning appears to readers when clicked on.
And while we're at it, give the HP paymaster a hug for me.
I read the blog post. What about broken links contained within a 'links' capsule? Or will only those in the body text of the hub be marked?
Good move from Hubpages, this will bring better user experience.
I am pleased to report that I am broken-link free, leastwise until the next one comes along.
I just fixed mine right before I saw this post. Now I understand why it took me a while to spot it since it doesn't have the broken link statement highlighted at the top of the page in edit mode anymore.
I had to click on every picture and link before I found it. It ended up being a video that ABCNews won't let me use anymore (okay, maybe I was lucky to have it that long) and an in-text link hidden in a paragraph with a line drawn through it. That's what gave me a clue that this link was the culprit. I deleted the whole paragraph since it was directly related to the link (lost word count but oh well) and changed the video with a much better one anyway.
by Mike Russo 3 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?
by Janis Leslie Evans 3 years ago
Matthew, I got a broken link icon for this hub. When I put it in edit mode, nothing is highlighted. I deleted one pic I thought it might be and two promotional comments with a website.com. It's still saying that the broken link is there but I can't find it. Please check,...
by jodijoyous 4 years ago
I had six hubs showing broken links yesterday. I corrected all of them, but two are still showing the broken link icon. And, the edit date hasn't updated. Anyone else seeing this?
by Cagsil 7 years ago
Hello,I try not to make waves with "How Hubpages Operates" and I am not sure if this singular problem is having a huge effect or not.But, I've noticed that many hubs I had connected to other hubs via "embedded" links(anchored text) have not been coming up or being flagged as...
by Eric Dockett 3 years ago
I just found a (!) warning on one of my Hubs, due to two broken links to my own Hubs. Clicking on the links led to 404 error pages. But the pages the links were supposed to go to still exist, and are still published and featured. It seems the links should have been good.I went into the Hub and...
by Steve Andrews 6 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,
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