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THANK YOU! For the Broken Link thingie

  1. makingamark profile image50
    makingamarkposted 3 years ago

    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!

    1. Dale Hyde profile image84
      Dale Hydeposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      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.

      1. CatherineGiordano profile image100
        CatherineGiordanoposted 3 years agoin reply to this

        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.

        1. Dale Hyde profile image84
          Dale Hydeposted 3 years agoin reply to this

          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.

    2. The Examiner-1 profile image74
      The Examiner-1posted 3 years agoin reply to this

      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.

    3. Judy Filarecki profile image89
      Judy Filareckiposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      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.

  2. KarenHC profile image83
    KarenHCposted 3 years ago

    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.