I guess the more experienced Hubpages members who are more SEO technical are best to answer-
I was just thinking about Broken Links and as I stated in another thread, recently I deleted 11 hubs from my list of hubs and found broken links within my hubs that were not identified by Hubpages.
So, my question is- will a broken link actually hurt a Hub?
And, if so, then what about all the "broken" links that are created from Hubbers who post other people's links, pointing out how badly the hubs are written and then when Hubpages actually gets around to deleting the accounts of said Hub Members...doesn't that then automatically create broken links in the forums?
If so, then isn't that also hurting Hubpages in an overall perspective?
Yes, I don't mind if you tell me I don't have a clue, and you would be right I don't have a clue. Hence, my reason for asking.
Thank you in advance for your input.
Thanks Cags, a much better way to ask this question!
I don't really know the answer, but I know that 401 pages can be bad for crawling Googlebots, and that they can affect indexing.
No idea how that relates to a site the size of Hubpages, but I try to avoid them on my own small sites.
I always deleted the broken links simply because the little black triangle bugs me
Here's Matt Cutts sort of answering the question: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fia_1b07 … r_embedded
So, according to him, it would have an affect and would even hurt PR.
I didn't interpret that to mean that it "hurt" the site; it just devalued the incoming PR. I think the value of PR is up for debate at this point.
Okay. Then I guess it doesn't really answer the question.
Please STAFF Member can you shed some light on the subject
@Irohner, thank you anyways.
These aren't broken links but the question is are these considered good backlinks to your hubs Cagsil?
http://hubpagez.blogspot.com/ the URLs are hidden so almost seems like duplicate content but I might be wrong.
I just followed the link you provided. And in the end, it leads to page that provides a link back to my hubs. I don't know the value of said links, but certainly not duplicate content.
Oh well if the first paragraph is copied of a hub somewhere else on the web , then I thought it was considered to be duplicate , thanks for clearing that up for me.
Duplicate content is 90% or more and it would be duplicate content on that site, and not held against my hubs.
Just to let you know...search engines copy a link and the first 150 words - 200 words of your hub, so as to give searchers something to know about your hub.
Although that sounds like a good answer you should be able to reference where you got this information from. Looking through google webmaster this answer isn't really stated anywhere within googles info on duplicate content. Nice try tho at least it sounds convincing
Duplicate Content is based on age(which is first online). Therefore, if someone else copied my hubs and posted a link back to my hubs, then I am not tagged for duplicate content, simply because my content is older than theirs.
That's the key to duplicate content....it's solely based on which was first online.
Btw- some of the links on that website are broken. So that would be hurting that site.
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