What Is A Broken Backlink?

The most common, self-inflicted, causes of broken links are: Renaming or moving a webpage and forgetting to change your internal links.

Linking to content (PDFs, videos, etc.) that has been moved or deleted..

Go to Overview or Internal Pages > 4XX Page to see the “No. of inlinks” column. Click on the numbers in this column to see a list of pages that have links to the target page. Go to Overview or Outgoing Links > Page has links to broken page.

While Google has stated that simply having a broken link or two on your site won’t affect your rankings in the search engine results pages (SERPs), the impact shows in other ways.

Step 1: We will use the free web validator called Online Broken Link Checker to walk through the step-by-step process of getting rid of any broken pages. Step 2: Open your browser and type brokenlinkcheck.com. Step 3: Enter your website name in the space provided, and click on “Find broken links.”

How to Find and Fix Broken Links on Your WebsiteStep 1: Find broken links. There are a number of tools you can use to identify broken links, many of them free. … Step 2: Create a report and track your changes. … Step 3: Analyze data and decide which pages should be redirected. … Step 4: Redirect in CMS.

Step #1: Finding ALL broken links on your site For small websites, you can use Site Explorer to find all broken external links. (It will pick up most, if not all, of the broken external links for smaller websites.) Site Explorer -> yourdomain.com -> Outgoing links -> Broken links.