Check your website's dead links by using this free online broken link checker tool.
Suppose you searched something on Google, and from the Google search result (SERPs), you clicked one of them and landed on the webpage and tried to click on some other website link.
But the landing page shows you a 404 error message. What would be your reaction? You will be dissatisfied with the result, and go back for some other result page.
What does it mean when a link is broken?
Broken links are, in other words, the dead links of the websites. These are links that no longer work for the website or the links that direct you to the webpage, having a 404 error message.
The broken links can either be internal or external.
An internal broken link is a link on your website that routes you to another landing
page of your website, having a 404 error.
An external broken link is a link on your website that directs you to another website's landing page, having a 404 error.
What causes broken links?
Several causes are there that result in the form of broken links.
Some of them are
- The web owner has entered an invalid URL as a link.
- The web owner formatted the URL in the wrong manner.
- The web owner deletes the web page.
- The web page is modified and not updated.
- The web owner permanently moved the web page, and was not updated.
- The web owner temporarily removes the web page.
- The web owner permanently removes the web page.
- The user manually entered the wrong URL of the web page in the browser.
- The web owner uses some firewall or other software to block the page.
Why are broken links bad?
On the surface, you will not feel a much-broken link impact. But why and how do broken links harm your website? In reality, you will bear consequences and damage your website reputation, SEO score, SERP rankings, and significantly hurt your user experience.
What happens when the user lands on the web page that is dead or broken?
First of all, the user will immediately leave your website.
- The user can give a negative rating about your website on other social media platforms or forums.
- The user can suggest other people not to visit your website.
- It will increase your bounce rate and will eventually result in lower SERPs.
- Having a negative reputation results in negative SEO ranking.
How to check the broken links on your website by using the online broken link checker tool?
- Open the broken link checker tool
- Enter the specific page URL.
- Click on the analyze button.
- It will give you a detailed report on the link type (internal or external), its status (broken or not), and whether that link is do-follow or no-follow (link this to no-follow tool) of that specific page URL you entered.
How to fix broken links?
Do your website's links audit regularly so that you can overcome that problem at the beginning. Moreover, use our add nofollow to link online tool for improving SEO.
- First, check the broken links on your website.
- Deeply analyze why this is happening.
- As per the analysis, update or modify the URLs, or redirect them to some other web page.