FIXED: YouTube videos showing as broken, but play

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  1. EricDockett profile image96
    EricDockettposted 9 years ago

    This morning I'm seeing several broken link warnings on this account and my other two, all related to YouTube videos. The note in the Broken Links Report says "Error: 410 Gone". When I hit retest it just says "Link Bad".

    The videos are there, and they are working just fine. They work when you view them in the Hub. They even work when you click the link in the Broken Links Report.

    This appears to be a bug or something.

    1. mary615 profile image82
      mary615posted 9 years agoin reply to this

      I had one of these too.  I replaced that video of another one, and the "broken link" went away.

    2. Barbara Kay profile image75
      Barbara Kayposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      I am having the same problem with 3 of my hubs.

    3. Matthew Meyer profile image69
      Matthew Meyerposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      I checked those links.
      Each of them does play, but if you check the HTTP return code for each of them, the server response is
      SERVER RESPONSE: HTTP/1.1 301 Moved Permanently

      It looks like Google may be blocking the check. … rotocol=11
      1; mode=block; report=

      I have let our engineering team know in case there is a way to not show these as broken if playable.

    4. Matthew Meyer profile image69
      Matthew Meyerposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      We have addressed this issue, so those video should no longer show as broken.
      You may need to re-test the links on the broken link page for them to update.

      Please make sure to read over the explanation of how it works on that page as well.

      Important - Please Read

      Most Hubs are checked for broken links within 1-2 minutes after being edited. Due to technical limitations, a small percentage Hubs will not be rechecked right away. If you correct a broken link but still see a warning, it is probably because your Hub has not been rechecked by our systems. Please note that clicking the "retest" button may not get rid of the link, because it only checks whether a link is valid or not. If this happens, don't be alarmed — your Hub will be rechecked eventually, but it may take up to a couple of months. Keep in mind that your readers are unaffected by this as the updated link will be shown in the live Hub.

      Please note that the "check for violations" button in My Account > Hubs > Stats will not recheck your Hub for broken links. Instead:

          You can click the "ignore" button to not be bothered by a broken link warning.
          You can make a simple edit to your Hub and that *may* cause it to be rechecked right away.

      For more information, click on the blue "help" link. Thanks!

      1. EricDockett profile image96
        EricDockettposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        Thanks Matthew! Links look good now.

  2. Thomas Swan profile image92
    Thomas Swanposted 9 years ago

    Yea, I'm getting the same thing. Please fix!

  3. LindaSmith1 profile image61
    LindaSmith1posted 9 years ago

    The  link Matthew shows under location;

    I tried it for ha ha's.  It is a video about Angel fish with a beautiful fish swimming around, 

    In other words, it worked for me.!!     I also tried the same URL on blogger, and it works there as well.

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