Do you have a website and working hard to provide valuable resources to your visitors? Do you have proper onsite link building and link working?
If you are putting your best efforts to provide valuable resources to your audience, then your hard work should pay off. But all your hard work and efforts will get wasted if the links are not working properly. The broken links on your website may harm you in two ways.
Make the bad user experience.
The broken links on the website have negative impacts. When users click on the link and show a 404 error, they become frustrated and possibly never return to the site again.
Devalue SEO efforts
Broken links negatively affect your website, and your ranking may go down. Moreover, it can also waste your SEO efforts.
To avoid any harm to your website, you should check your links off and on whether they are working.
Ways to Fix and repair broken links
Here are the ways to fix and find broken links.
- Find broken links
The first step is to identify broken links on your sites. Many tools are available to find broken links, such as Google Analytics and Xenu.
- Create a report and track changes
After finding broken links, create an excel spreadsheet to track link redirect processes. Rename it like broken links. You can get CSV files from Google Analytics or Xenu.
- Analyze Data
Now, after getting data, you should analyze the reasons why they are not working properly. Identify the reason and repair the broken links.
- Redirect in CMS
Now is the time to redirect the links into the content management system. Fill in the “From” and “TO” blanks. Follow the process and update your broken links.