Link Rot?

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Link Rot?
« on: 12-04-2012, 23:28:12 »
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Most large websites have some broken links, but if too many of a site's links are broken it may be an indication of outdated content, and it may provide website users with a poor user experience.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: Link Rot?
« Reply #1 on: 12-06-2012, 04:49:08 »
Hello,


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Most large websites have some broken links, but if too many of a site's links are broken it may be an indication of outdated content, and it may provide website users with a poor user experience.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


shared good and effective information hear.
Link Rot is also known as link death or link breaking also.
 
Martin

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Re: Link Rot?
« Reply #2 on: 12-11-2012, 16:55:44 »
I havn't heard about link rot ever even its very Knowledgeable post..thanks
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Re: Link Rot?
« Reply #3 on: 12-12-2012, 00:54:17 »
That much is true. Even the biggest companies have broken links. The bigger they are, the more they'll have. Broken links in Google's Webmaster tools can also come from external pages (backlinks), which can be hard to fix. Should you have a large number of broken links all coming from the same domain, consider using the "Disavow" tool to avoid getting penalized.

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Re: Link Rot?
« Reply #4 on: 01-10-2013, 02:17:07 »
These are the reason which effect your links.
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.

In this way broken links are created.


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Re: Link Rot?
« Reply #5 on: 01-22-2013, 03:54:36 »
Mostly it happen with E Commerce websites.

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Re: Link Rot?
« Reply #6 on: 01-28-2013, 23:29:10 »
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. Pretty common on the web, isn’t it?
There are even some beautiful 404 pages out there to make this mistake more palatable for the lost-on-the-web visitor.

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Re: Link Rot?
« Reply #7 on: 02-06-2013, 04:33:19 »
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. 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. Links to the home page of large companies like IBM and Microsoft appear to be the least likely to "rot." However, links to pages within companies often generate "Not found" messages as a result of site page restructures or "old" material being removed. Links to pages created by students often no longer work after the student graduates.  O0
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Re: Link Rot?
« Reply #8 on: 11-19-2013, 01:30:38 »
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: Link Rot?
« Reply #9 on: 11-19-2013, 23:54:00 »
I have not heard about this term "Link Rot" but I have come to know a little bit about it now which will be very helpful. Will Google penalize a site with link rot.
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