Getting backlinks to our blog is a must and because it’s one of the factors that give your blog authority, we all are fighting to get some good old quality backlinks, right? But do you know that as great as backlinks can be, it can also cause more harm to your blog if not taken care properly?
On our blog – when we make our lovely post, sometimes we link out to other blogs and/or when bloggers comment on our blogs, they leave their blog’s link. But with time, either of those links will stop functioning, why? Maybe because they change the link to that particular post or they deleted the post or the blog is no more functioning. If you don’t do regular clean up of your blog, those broken links will surely make you lose those organic traffic of yours and you might also get penalized…
How To Check And Fix Broken Links To Increase Your Blog SEO
Even if you’re not into SEO, you don’t need to be told that cleaning your blog regularly is very important for your blogs health especially when you are using commentluv plugin on your blog. So, on my today’s post I am going to show you how you can search for broken links/ dead links on your blog and fix them. So are you ready? If you are, let’s roll :).
My Advice: If you are planning on using broken link checker plug-ins, do note that they consume heavy amount of resources. So my advice is to do it without a plug-in but if you must do it with plugin, make sure you uninstall the plugin after use.
I don’t know about you but I am using brokenlincheck.com to check and fix my broken links because it is super easy to use. So let’s move on to what we are discussing shall we!
First go to brokenlinkcheck website and type your blog’s URL in the provided space given and click “Find broken links” [See Image Below]
In the next step, type the security code you see on your screen to the provided box and click “Find broken links now!” [See Image Below]
Wait till it searches all your broken links from your blog out…
Now you can see how many broken links are in your blog. Now to remove the broken links from your blog simply follow the steps below.
Note: We are going to be removing only the bad code, bade host, 500, 522 and 404 errors
If you want to remove any of the error links mentioned above, simply click “url” showing by the right side of the broken link.
It will take you to your blog’s url where the broken link was found. Now to know the name of the commentator that used the link, simply click the “src”>>> a tab will popup bringing some codes, now check the <span class=“cluv”> section and you will see the name of the commentator and the broken commentluv link.
Now if you are receiving some good amount of comment and you can’t search for the name manually, simply press the ctrl+f key simultaneously to bring out a search box to search for the name.
If you see the name just edit it and delete the broken link.
The process was simple right? It is good to carry out this routing once a week. And do remember that if you have not been checking for broken links on your blog, someday your blog will face the consequences :).
What other method do you use to check for broken links? Please do let us know by using the comment box below.
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