Why can't you just tell us the errors in our ways? Why do we have to figure them out on our own?
REALLY HUBPAGES?! All of a sudden I have broken links on four of my hubs. One hub I hadn't even touched in 10 MONTHS! The others a half a year! WHY NOW?! They were fine this entire time. I really don't know what a broken link is anyway.
Oh well, just like when I get a blase score, I have to figure out for myself what the powers that be deemed "wrong." A clue would be nice, yaknow. Save time and being my own super slueth.
A broken link is a link that doesn't work anymore. People click on it and it takes them nowhere. That isn't anyone at HubPages fault.
For whatever reason, the person who owns the video, photo, or text you are linking to has moved it, or taken it down completely. Or they may only allow it to be viewed in the place where it's posted/hosted.
You need to remove your link since it goes to nothing and you can give credit in a caption or the text in the case of a photo or text you are using. If it's a video you will have to find a different video to replace the old one, or just not have a video.
Ah, thank you! C.E.C. to the rescue! Yeah, Four hubs suddenly got hit. I think it might be my picture tag. All my guidance has been from other real life authors such as yourself. I feel like the HubPages "mascot" that you pros allow me tag along.
If you open the offending hubs in 'edit' mode, the suspected link will be highlighted, usually in yellow or pink. You will be notified at the top of each hub as to what color the highlighting is and that makes it easy to find the broken link.
i have trouble to hunt down where are the broken links too. True that those links are gone when I searched them. Better not include links
But I HAVE TO, PEACH in order to score high. Apparently I have to include a recipe too since there's an app ready made to include one. The bells and whistles are important. Wonder if HubPages knows human interest stories don't need a recipe?
This is actually quite common in older hubs. Many websites clean house, or reorganize their pages, which makes old links no longer functional. It's really easy to fix, simply by locating a new link (if that site still exists) or deleting the link from your hub.
Bingo! The only way you nice people and experienced writers make it hard on me to "survive" on this site is by all responses worthy of a "best answer" accolade. Thank you, thank you, thank you one and all! - Wait! A 94 & 93 score? My new idols!
There are good answers how it works. A suggestion is I have deleted my own hubs that were linked to in another hub and those links are no longer valid. I will get a broken link warning.
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