I got the broken link message for this link - https://newsstand.google.com/ in my article, but the link seems to be working just fine.
In the broken links page, it says "Error: 403 Forbidden" and when I tried the retest button, it says "link bad".
What should I do? The link in the article is marked with strikethrough.
Link to the article:
https://hubpages.com/technology/8-Great … -With-News
Try taking off the last slash, it might jog it back to working
I just tried taking out the last slash. Still the same. Might just have to wait till it gets checked again, maybe. Thanks for the reply!
Taking out the last slash worked! Just checked my article! The link is no longer “broken”. Thanks a lot for the help, psycheskinner!
Just a guess, but it may have something to do with the fact that a login to your Google account is required. It’s forbidden to bots that check for validity, so it looks like a bad link to the bot.
A solution is to display it to your reader as regular text, not as a hyperlink. That will eliminate the strikethrough.
I've had several "broken links" symbols on my Hubs for the last week or so, and none of the links are broken. I'm not worrying about it as they're not critical links. This has happened before and sorted itself out eventually.
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