Broken External Links

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Offline lillaxmomoTopic starter

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Broken External Links
« on: 08-03-2015, 18:51:50 »
I found hundreds of broken external links on my blog. But all of them are external links, linking to small businesses, companies, bloggers’ sites, etc.

1. Is it ok to delete them if the external websites don't exist, i.e., out of business, deleted, or doesn't exist? If I deleted them do I need to update my Google Webmaster Tools by resubmitting sitemap.xml?

2. Is it ok to fix the links if the URLs are incorrectly written such as not using http, or misspelling?

3. What if the external websites have a new URL due to name changes, new domain, or new page or product page link? Should I replace them with correct URL or do a 301 redirect using a Redirection plug-in? Or is it required to use .htaccess - will this drain my hosting server? I don't know which method should I be using since my blog relies heavily on plug-ins.

Thanks for your help!


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Re: Broken External Links
« Reply #1 on: 08-07-2015, 06:47:36 »
I'd say delete the broken links. They might mess up your rankings and replacing them would take far too much time.

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Re: Broken External Links
« Reply #2 on: 08-07-2015, 23:52:26 »
Remove/ delete the links. This may build your ranking by removing the spam from your domain.

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Re: Broken External Links
« Reply #3 on: 08-20-2015, 23:59:30 »
A broken link happens when the link points to a web page that has been deleted or moved. Why is it important to fix a broken link? Links that are broken will effectively stop search engines from completely indexing your websit

 

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