Is your WordPress blog free from broken links? Both broken links are sourced due to our own mistakes in linking links in Articles, pages, and comment boxes (internal links and external links).
Or broken links caused by blog visitors who have intentionally or unintentionally linked incorrect links in the comment box. Whatever the reason broken links are not very good for the fitness of our WordPress blog. As a wise webmaster who still pay attention to SEO optimization, then among them we carry the task of overcoming this broken link problem. The reason so many broken links in WordPress that we manage, then pringkat our blog gradually reputation in the SERP will decline.
Don’t underestimate this broken link. There is absolutely no benefit if we maintain broken links. Because broken links will only cause bad blog ranking in the eyes of search engines. And actually if the following broken link takes place because of an internal link (a link that leads to our own blog) then we can change it along with the redirect settings to cause a 404 error page. This means that if there is a broken internal link in our WordPress, it will lead to the page that we have directed at the 404 error page, suppose to the blog ISI list page or to the homepage (blog main page). But the problem is if the following broken link is an external link (link that leads to the outside) then we will not be able to rely solely on a 404 redirect error.
So derived from that to solve the problem of broken External links are not available other steps again we must immediately remove or replace the following broken links along with the correct link. Even internal links should be counted we must quickly solve it along with replacing it by the correct link. This is in addition to improving the reputation of the blog in the eyes of search engines, and is calculated to provide visitor comfort when visitors click on the link.
How To Find Broken Links In WordPress
Ok now we discuss how to get broken links or broken links in WordPress. And the possibility of this does not only apply to CMS WordPress blog only. This applies to all blogging platforms.
How to get broken links in WordPress is very easy, we can use online tools to track broken links on blogs. Online tools to track these broken links are numerous, ranging from free and paid. But if there are free ones available why should you use paid ones. An example of an online tool to get broken links on a blog that I usually use is www.brokenlinkcheck.com. with the following online tool we can understand all the broken links available on our blog. Please click the URL www.brokenlinkcheck.com/broken-links.php go to the website I’m talking about. Later you will be faced with a page like the following :
Then fill in the first field along with the URL or web address of your site that will be checked for broken links. And the 2nd column fill in along with the appropriate security code along with the code that comes out automatically to the right. Click Find broken links now !. So now the following online tool is working on tracking down broken links available in your WordPress. Wait some time for this process to run.
If the search process to get broken links available in our WordPress is complete, then there will be a status report COMPLETED !. For example, I try to track down broken links that are available in my WordPress. And when this article was made, broken links on my blog amounted to 7 broken links from around 385 pages that have been processed by this broken link check tool.
According to the following report contained two reasons if the following links are broken links. That is, first, if the following link is no longer registered, so that the response comes from the server is a 404 error. And links like this we should delete or exchange together with the correct link. The second is declared broken link because the host is bad (bad host). For this 2nd reason the following link remains listed, but the response coming from the host is not good enough. We should just leave it never deleted links like this.
How To Fix Broken Links In WordPress
Well now after we understand which links are already considered broken or error, then the next step is to overcome the following broken links so that they no longer become broken links. How to overcome broken links in WordPress along with the support of the online broken link check tool is please click the SRC contained in the Page where found column from the online broken link check tool earlier.
After we click SRC then we will be faced with a new page that gives a complete description of the broken link. As an example I will track broken links first. There is displayed if the following broken link comes from the comment box. It turns out that the visitor has included a link in the URL field of the comment box, where the following link is no longer listed (broken link error 404). We block and copy the following URL link to be justified.