False Broken YT Links are Happening, Again!

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  1. Kenna McHugh profile image89
    Kenna McHughposted 2 months ago

    It's not professional, and readers are getting a false impression. Has anyone heard why false YT broken links report this keep happening?

  2. FatFreddysCat profile image98
    FatFreddysCatposted 2 months ago

    I just hit "ignore" on about three dozen "broken link" alerts this morning.

    1. Kenna McHugh profile image89
      Kenna McHughposted 2 months agoin reply to this

      Yup! It's crazy.

      1. samanthacubbison profile imageSTAFF
        samanthacubbisonposted 2 months agoin reply to this

        Hey guys, just letting you know that we aware of the issue and are looking into it!

        1. Kenna McHugh profile image89
          Kenna McHughposted 2 months agoin reply to this

          Sam, great! Thank you!

          1. samanthacubbison profile imageSTAFF
            samanthacubbisonposted 2 months agoin reply to this

            No problem! I will post an update here once it's been addressed.

          2. samanthacubbison profile imageSTAFF
            samanthacubbisonposted 2 months agoin reply to this

            FYI, if the broken link warning is a "false positive," your readers will still be able to see the video.

            For now, on your end, just click the "ignore" button in the broken link page in their account to get rid of the warnings.

            1. Glenn Stok profile image96
              Glenn Stokposted 2 months agoin reply to this

              Samantha, I wonder if these “false positives” are happening because YouTube started asking the viewer to agree to cookies before the video starts playing. I figure the bot that checks for broken links can’t respond to that question.  Just an idea to look into.

            2. PegCole17 profile image93
              PegCole17posted 2 months agoin reply to this

              Good to know how to remove the warning. I changed out all the videos in a hub yesterday that warned of a broken link and today it is still broken.

              1. Kenna McHugh profile image89
                Kenna McHughposted 2 months agoin reply to this

                Peg, I am so sorry to hear that happen. I hope it wasn't too many.

  3. Sherry Hewins profile image95
    Sherry Hewinsposted 2 months ago

    It's still good to check them. I had a broken link warning this morning, and it really was a broken link.

    1. Kenna McHugh profile image89
      Kenna McHughposted 2 months agoin reply to this

      I agree. They do really happen.

  4. ControlledChaos1 profile image95
    ControlledChaos1posted 7 weeks ago

    I'm getting a lot of these fake "YouTube Broken Links" again. This is a great thing to have if it's working; I just hope that search engines can't see the faulty warnings. Plus it is a bit aggravating going through all the videos to make sure none of them are broken.

    1. Kenna McHugh profile image89
      Kenna McHughposted 7 weeks agoin reply to this

      Google flagged one of my articles for Navigation issues, which includes "your website has broken links." My article did not have broken links, fake broken links. The issue got resolved, but it's a pain and extra time, going back and forth with Google and Team HP.  Turn it off until they can fix it.  Why keep it on if it doesn't work?

  5. dredcuan profile image91
    dredcuanposted 7 weeks ago

    Same here, I got tons of alert yesterday about this YT issue. Actually, I tried changing one YT link for my article but seems like it's not a problem on my part because after the team reviewed my article the issue remained. Just waiting for them to resolve this issue.

 
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