Could broken links be messing with your author website? According to brokenlinkcheck.com, dead hyperlinks on websites are not just annoying to your website visitors – their existence may cause some real damage to your site as well as to your reputation.
Broken links on your author website could result in:
- Losing existing customer base. Current users sooner or later will get frustrated enough to not return)
- Problems with getting new customers. Because of the dead weblinks people won’t find things/pages they are looking for).
- A stale or “dated” online reputation
- A negative impact on your website’s ratings with major Search Engines like Google, Yahoo, Bing, etc.
This free URL Checker tool will check your entire site – crawl all pages searching for issues and detect invalid webpage references on your website. For each bad hyperlink found (both internal and outgoing) you will see a screen that contains page source and highlights the actual HTML tag containing the non-working url, so you can correct the “rot” right away. Meaning, your visitors won’t be annoyed with Page Not Found errors anymore!
Give it a go and let us know if/how well the tool works for you. (We’ve already found and fixed some broken links here that we’d never have realized were there!)