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 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 Steve Andrews 5 years ago
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by Eric Dockett 3 years ago
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by Rochelle Frank 5 years ago
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by Paul Deeds 9 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 once a week, and re-test broken links every 24 hours or so. A link could be...
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,...
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