Does fixing broken links help my traffic?

  1. CelebrateUSA profile image82
    CelebrateUSAposted 5 years ago

    Does fixing broken links help my traffic?

    When I fix a broken link, I notice my last date changes. Does this appear to the Google search engines as revised or new content?

    This is a very time consuming and tedious process to update so I need to know why I am committing the time to the effort.

    I have stopped linking to other hubs because they break more often. Also, I no longer look for outside links that may be pertinent unless I must.

  2. SidKemp profile image93
    SidKempposted 5 years ago

    I believe that fixing broken links does improve your traffic. I've heard from numerous SEO sources that broken links on a page are detected by Google and lower your organic page rating, pushing you lower on placement on google in searches.