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Broken Link Checker: Why This is Important

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Broken links on your website can have a drastically negative impact on your search engine rankings. What’s more is that these can hurt your site’s user experience, which can also damage your site’s analytics. We at GreenMellen know how important a clean website is for our customers and are always looking for new ways to make their site better. This is why we have added a broken link checker to all our maintenance clients.

Learn more about the benefits of a broken link checker and how we can help you make sure your site doesn’t have any broken links.

The Importance of Broken Link Checkers

As stated, broken links on your website will hurt your rankings and user experience. There are billions of sites out there, which make the web very competitive. These pesky, little details can be bad for your digital presence in the long run, which means broken links need to be removed before they become an issue.

If a user were to click on a broken link, they would get 404 codes (Page Not Found pages) or other unsuccessful HTTP responses. As your site continues to grow, it can be hard to keep track of all the links and pages it has, which is why a broken link checker can help aid in this tracking.

What Our Checker Does

Our broken link checker will scan all your site’s links on pages and posts, as well as monitor your indexed pages on a regular basis. If there are any broken links or unresponsive pages, we will be notified and address each link or page accordingly. From there, we can:

  • Edit the link
  • Unlink this text
  • Add a nofollow tag, which tells search engines to ignore the link
  • Ignore the link entirely

How Can You Add This to Your Site

If you are on one of our maintenance plans, this broken link checker is already scanning your site! If you’re interested in seeing how we can add not only this broken link checker to your site, but also learn more about how we can make sure your website is healthy, contact us today!

About the Author

Brooke Desmond

Communications Manager
With a passion for all things digital marketing, Brooke aims to give a unique perspective on the latest trends and ideas in this ever-changing space.

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