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When the hub or website you're linking to your hub is deleted, unpublished or blocked for some reason or when the URL is changed:)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