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Broken links report

  1. tonymac04 profile image88
    tonymac04posted 6 years ago

    The broken links report showing a broken link in one of my Hubs but when I go to the Hub in edit mode I cannot find any such link. This has happened a few times now. I would post a link to the affected Hubs but don't want to infringe TOS!

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    Website Examinerposted 6 years ago

    The report is more like a service to you. If you find that it is incorrect, you can ignore the warning without any TOS implications.

    1. tonymac04 profile image88
      tonymac04posted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks - just wondered if there are any negative effects of broken links?

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        Website Examinerposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        Broken links are bad for your readers' experience. If there are too many, a hub could become substandard.

        I think I may have misunderstood you about TOS. If you want help to get your links checked out, you can post links to your hubs in the Extreme Hub Makeover forum without problems.

    2. tonymac04 profile image88
      tonymac04posted 6 years agoin reply to this

      I think I have worked out what it might be - the broken links are in the RSS feeds which are from a local news agency. I guess something happens to the links when the agency changes its feed. A possibility?

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        Website Examinerposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        I never would have thought of that, to be honest. But sure, RSS feeds are links.

        1. tonymac04 profile image88
          tonymac04posted 6 years agoin reply to this

          The more I look at Hubs with the little triangle next to them the more I believe this to be the case. I go to the Hub in edit mode and find nothing highlighted in yellow. So I'm guessing the link has meanwhile changed and the HubPages logic is working on a link which is no longer there.
          It's making things a bit time-consuming going without real reason to all those Hubs but it is also providing me with an opportunity (or excuse!) to do other little tweaks while I'm there.
          Also I got a bit worried about the sudden profusion of little black triangles when before they had been rather rare.
          Something has changed at HubPages but I'm not clear as to what.

  3. larryfreeman profile image85
    larryfreemanposted 6 years ago

    Hi TonyMac04,

    Thanks very much for reporting this issue.

    There is a known problem with checking the links of RSS feeds.

    I've added it to my queue to fix.

    I'll post on this thread when there is an update.

    -Larry

  4. tonymac04 profile image88
    tonymac04posted 6 years ago

    Thanks Larry  - as always, your attention is apprecitated!

  5. Cagsil profile image59
    Cagsilposted 6 years ago

    I've had several broken links lately and have had no problem fixing them. They were all tied to the RSS Feed, which means that the links to other Hubber's hubs is what was broken.

    1. tonymac04 profile image88
      tonymac04posted 6 years agoin reply to this

      What I found was that when I went to the Hub in question in edit mode there were no links highlighted in yellow. Then when I clicked on "Done editing" and went back to my Hub statistics page the little black triangle was gone. So there was clearly a problem with links that had been broken and then the links were changed. It was happening most in RSS capsules where the RSS feed was from a local news agency.
      Larry Freeman has indicated that there is a problem in the RSS feed links.
      I'm sure the problem will be fixed.

  6. Bard of Ely profile image87
    Bard of Elyposted 6 years ago

    I have had a lot of this problem recently and usually the links are to Facebook from my hubs but I have no idea why! They work OK!

    1. larryfreeman profile image85
      larryfreemanposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Hi Bard of Ely,

      Thanks for reporting your experience with the broken link report  and Facebook.  I investigated and found an issue which will be fixed with the next update to the web site.

      -Larry

 
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