What is Link Rot?

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What is Link Rot?
« on: 02-18-2013, 07:34:41 »
Hello Friends,

Link Rot also known as dead link means the number of links which become dead or unavailable over a period of time, when a domain to which the link is addressed becomes dead or unavailable than the link pointed to the forum is said to be dead or rotten.

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Re: What is Link Rot?
« Reply #1 on: 02-19-2013, 02:47:40 »
Link rot occurs when links on a web site break. It’s simple: the links stop going to where they’re supposed to go, and the user typically gets some kind of 404 Page Not Found error.

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Re: What is Link Rot?
« Reply #2 on: 02-20-2013, 14:08:21 »
Hello Friends :)
The term linkrot is slang for links that no longer work, or links that lead to pages that no longer function... ;)

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Re: What is Link Rot?
« Reply #3 on: 02-21-2013, 03:12:43 »
Guys! Link rot is nothing it's only dead links of website. You can also say if is there any broken links on the site.


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Re: What is Link Rot?
« Reply #4 on: 02-21-2013, 21:17:22 »
Linkrot is the tendency of hypertext links from one Web site to another site to become useless as other sites cease to exist or remove or reorganize their Web pages.

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Re: What is Link Rot?
« Reply #5 on: 02-22-2013, 15:14:34 »
Link rot is the way in which web pages routinely decay or become unavailable over time.... ;)

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Re: What is Link Rot?
« Reply #6 on: 02-27-2013, 06:21:34 »
A measure of how many and what percent of a website's links are broken.

Links may broken for a number of reason, but four of the most common reasons are:

- A website going offline.
- Linking to content which is temporary in nature (due to licensing structures or other reasons).
- Moving a page's location.
- Changing a domain's content management system.

Most large websites have some broken links, but if too many of a site's links are broken it may be an indication of outdated content, and it may provide website users with a poor user experience. Both of which may cause

search engines to rank a page as being less relevant.

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Re: What is Link Rot?
« Reply #7 on: 03-01-2013, 23:38:31 »
A measure of how many and what percent of a website's links are broken. Links may be broken for a number of reason, but four of the most common reasons are: a website going offline, linking to content which is temporary in nature, moving a page's location, and changing a domain's content management system. Most large websites have some broken links, but if too many of a site's links are broken it may be an indication of outdated content, and it may provide website users with a poor user experience. Both of which may cause search engines to rank a page as being less relevant .


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Re: What is Link Rot?
« Reply #8 on: 03-04-2013, 04:16:17 »
           Link rot describes the way in which links to web pages routinely decay or becomes unavailable at times.Most people searching a site get frustrated when they click links only to find they don't exist,and examples of link rot can be seen in a variety of sources.
            To prevent link rot,web sites can add redirects,which automatically take users to the correct URL,or they can provide the new and exact URL on the old page.


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Re: What is Link Rot?
« Reply #9 on: 03-05-2013, 05:40:01 »
Link Rot is the tendency of hypertext links from one Web site to another site to become useless as other sites cease to exist or remove or reorganize their Web pages. A recent survey showed that almost one of every four Web pages in the survey sample contained a bad link.
Observers note that the amount of linkrot that occurs can be correlated closely (and not surprisingly) with the passage of time.

 

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