I don't know what we call the mechanism which identifies "broken links" but I want to sincerely thank the person who created it.
Many of my sites are several years old and while I knew they MUST include broken links I had no idea how to identify them and find them clearly and easily. The thought of having to click on every one to check it out on every single hub overwhelmed me!
However the HubPages broken link mechanism has enabled me to identify that (1) I've got a lot of hubs with a lot of broken links and more importantly (2) where they are!
I'm now fixing them all as fast as I can and it's clearly leading to improved traffic to those that are now spick and span!
So thank you!
I think this is an invaluable tool as well and it has helped me out a lot!
Another great tool is the plagiarism tool that gives us the little "c" in a circle. That has kept me from manually having to do the searches myself. I have filed quite a few DMCA requests because of these "c"'s and have been successful in getting things taken care of.
Can you trust that the little c will appear if your work has been copied? I ask because so many hubbers have mentioned that they do manual checks using a key phrase in quotes on a routine basis to find the theft.
I am not sure if the "c" will always appear and I do check manually as well. However I do like the information that is published on the hub that gives you the link and even a pre-printed letter to submit if you go that route. Also sometimes you can click a link to directly approach Google with the request.
I keep a check on my links another way by going through the links and trying them all to see whether they still connect with the original site or not.
Yes, the broken link tool is great. It was something I wish we would have had on Squidoo. It makes life so much easier. Thank you, too.
I also really appreciate the broken link checker and have been fixing my broken links. I haven't had any experience yet with the plagiarism checker, but that tool is also invaluable.
by kenny thomas5 years ago
Why do I have many hubs saying there are broken link when the links in fact work?why do I have many hubs saying there are broken link when the links in fact work and are live and were never down in the first place? It...
by lovesleftovers6 years ago
One of my articles is marked "broken links". When I check, the link is working fine. Any answers?When I checked my stats I see one of my articles has the "broken links" symbol. There's only one link...
by Syed Hunbbel Meer6 years ago
What are BROKEN LINKS on hubs?This morning when I logged in, I saw two of my hubs with broken links (those broken links are my other related hubs which were mentioned in those two hubs).My question is this, though I...
by gator strong7 years ago
what is broken links
by prasannasutrave7 years ago
What is Broken Links and how to rectify the problem?
by Steve Andrews5 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,
Copyright © 2018 HubPages Inc. and respective owners.
Other product and company names shown may be trademarks of their respective owners.
HubPages® is a registered Service Mark of HubPages, Inc.
HubPages and Hubbers (authors) may earn revenue on this page based on affiliate relationships and advertisements with partners including Amazon, Google, and others.