A great HP feature is that we're notified on our account page of broken links in hubs (the black triangle with a white exclamation point in the center).
It seems there's no such notification about broken links in the hubber profile page.
Only today did I realize that two links I had in my profile page were broken, and that they've been broken for some time.
I admit it's been a while since I edited my profile page, but HP's flagging broken links on a profile page would be a good help for keeping profile info up-to-date (lots of us link heavily on that page).
Bump...Am I the only one who wasn't paying attention to broken links in profiles?
Sally, we're about to greatly change the way that we handle links in User Profiles. As you will see next week when we unveil the new User Profile page on our Staff's profiles. Here's the background:
In reading through loads and loads and loads of user bios, we noticed that all of the links users put in the bios were: 1) the Hubs they want to feature 2) links to follow them on social media such as twitter or Facebook or 3) links to their own external sites or blogs.
So, the new user profile we're about to preview does not all links in the bio because:
1) it will contain a 'Featured Hubs' carousel that allows you to feature your favorite or best Hubs
2) you can enter links to your social media sites and an external site and these will appear at the top right corner
So you will no longer have to put links in your profile and ensure they aren't broken.
If you want to see what the new user profile is going to look like, Simone previewed it in a Blog post on May 15th:
by Mike Russo 3 years ago
Have you had this happen to you? I searched for the highlighted broken link but I could not find one. So how do you clear the notice?
by Sherri 7 years ago
This is a great feature HP has...flagging Hubs where links within those Hubs are broken.However, just in the last 20 minutes, four of my Hubs showed on My Account page as having broken links. Only one did. (As in, there was no yellow text when looking at those Hubs in edit mode, for three of...
by jodijoyous 4 years ago
I had six hubs showing broken links yesterday. I corrected all of them, but two are still showing the broken link icon. And, the edit date hasn't updated. Anyone else seeing this?
by Janis Leslie Evans 3 years ago
Matthew, I got a broken link icon for this hub. When I put it in edit mode, nothing is highlighted. I deleted one pic I thought it might be and two promotional comments with a website.com. It's still saying that the broken link is there but I can't find it. Please check,...
by Eric Dockett 3 years ago
I just found a (!) warning on one of my Hubs, due to two broken links to my own Hubs. Clicking on the links led to 404 error pages. But the pages the links were supposed to go to still exist, and are still published and featured. It seems the links should have been good.I went into the Hub and...
by Woody Marx 6 years ago
I find this is the same on all my computers and all my browsers. It is especially difficult for me to fix my broken links on Hubs because I can barely see the 'yellow' highlight to fix it. On some Hubs I cannot find any yellow-highlight whatsoever, and on others it takes me too much time and effort...
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