Don’t ya hate it when you click on a link and you’re taken to a 404 page? Google isn’t a fan either.

When I land on a 404, the first thing that happens is an eye roll, then clicking away and on to something else. If I’m really interested, I may try and click around the site to find what I’m looking for.

How long will it take me? Will I find it at all? Ooo, squirrel! I’m on to the next thing. You too?

To keep that from happening when people visit your site, you want to avoid broken links.

It’s easy to check for broken links on auto-pilot.

Instead of manually checking your site (who has that kinda time?) or waiting on someone else or Google to let you know, you can install a link checker. Easy. Done. On to other things.

You can quickly set up auto-checking that will notify you if it finds a broken link. There are a few options out there and even some SEO plugins will check this for you, but I like the simple, reliable “Broken Link Checker” plugin by WPMUDev.

It takes less than 5 minutes to install and set it on it’s merry way. This vid will walk you through it.

 

TIP: If you have links you no longer need or use, or where you’ve updated/changed the URL, be sure to redirect those old links to a more relevant link on your website.

Don’t want to mess with it? Get someone else to worry about this and get complete peace of mind knowing your website is healthy, safe, updated, and performing at its best with a WordPress Care & Maintenance + Managed Hosting Plan.

À bientôt !

Janet

Janet Hoover | Create Launch Grow Website Design & Development

Hi, I'm Janet

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