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What makes a broken link?

  1. days leaper profile image78
    days leaperposted 6 years ago

    What makes a broken link?

    And why do people make them?

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    ajasquaredposted 6 years ago

    a broken link is a link that cant be followed by a reader. people can make these unintentionally by linking to a site that changes domain names or having a typo in the URL.
    People could make these intentionally to try and obtain credibility and hoping noone will click, but it usually doesnt work.

  3. kafsoa profile image73
    kafsoaposted 6 years ago

    When the hub or website  you're linking to your hub is deleted,  unpublished or blocked for some reason or when the URL is changed:)

  4. N.E. Wright profile image80
    N.E. Wrightposted 6 years ago

    Well, I have had plenty of broken links.  LOL.

    When you decide to add links to your Hubs you are adding someone else's Hub to your page in the form of a link for a reader to click onto. 

    If for some reason a link goes to a page which informs the reader that page is no longer there, well, that is a broken link.

    I hope I have been helpful.


  5. ptosis profile image76
    ptosisposted 6 years ago


    404: page not found

    This happens with news articles are archived to a different url. I don't think anybody does it intentionally - when the broken links message pops up - I just unlink the dead link.

    Nobody's fault