Dead links

December 2016

A dead link is a link in a web page pointing to a non-existent content, that is to say, triggering an error when a visitor clicks on it. This type of link is common on the web, especially when it comes to external links pointing to other sites,
  • This type of link is problematic, firstly because it creates a disappointing user experience and sometimes unscrupulous people make use of these links to spread infections or put inappropriate content (adult, hacking, etc.)..
  • Finally, a site with too many dead links may result in a deterioration of its SEO, especially if the users behavior shows that the site is not properly maintained.
  • In order to provide the best user experience possible, it is necessary to detect dead links and fix them:

How to check for dead links?

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