Holy C*ap!! Is your website at stake???
This most important thing for any blogger in its career is his/her blog and when the prestige is that stake, a blogger can do anything to get it back, right? But guys, though many of you may not be aware of it, but secretly something is there that is degrading your search and speed results and knowingly or unknowingly, you are supporting it and that thing is, the broken links of your website!!! Even I was not aware of this term earlier and how it works but after researching about it, I got to know that it is acting like a murderer for dozens of blogs.
Also, it is very difficult to find where are the broken links and how to fix them up. Just for all of them, today, I am coming up with a mind-boggling and free WP tool which whose help you can easily find all the the broken links in your website and heal them up to become a protective guide for your blog and my lovely tool is named to be ‘Broken Link Checker’.
What is Broken Link Checker?
As I mentioned above, Broken Link Checker is a free WordPress plugin by Janis Elsts that will check and monitor your posts, comments and other content for broken links and missing images, and notify you if any broken links are found.
Why to find and fix broken links of a website?
Now, this question raising in your minds would definitely be this only, right? Though, many of the bloggers ignore such warnings, but if your blog is having excess of broken links, then it is directly gonna affect your search engine results along with your blog’s speed and here’s where Broken Link Checker would be helpful for you.
Navigating to the Broken Link Checker setting, you can easily find whether you have broken links in your comments, blog posts or blog pages and there itself, the gateway to heal or fix those threats is opened and this is how you can secure your blog.
Features of Broken Link Checker
- Monitors links in your posts, pages, comments, the blogroll, and custom fields (optional).
- Detects links that don’t work, missing images and redirects.
- Notifies you either via the Dashboard or by email.
- Makes broken links display differently in posts (optional).
- Prevents search engines from following broken links (optional).
- You can search and filter links by URL, anchor text and so on.
- Links can be edited directly from the plugin’s page, without manually updating each post.
- Highly configurable.
How to use Broken Link Checker?
Step 1: Before kicking off with Broken link checker, firstly you gotta download this plugin onto your wordpress blog from WordPress.org. Download Broken Link Checker now.
Step 2: After downloading the plugin, go to Setting > Link Checker.
Step 3: In order to find out the broken links location and how to fix them, you have to set the hours according to which, existing links will be checked and save the changes.
Step 4: After saving the settings, you have to click onto the number for links you found out from where you can fix them.
Step 5: To fix the links, you have to click on the ‘Edit’ option and from there, you can either redirect the link to the homepage or either remove it.
Step 6: After redirecting the link to any other webpage or removing it, click on ‘UPDATE’ and your work is done!!!
Though this process would be quite time-taking but trust me guys, once you download the ‘Broken Link Checker’ plugin and start fixing your blog’s redirecting links, you are gonna witness a decent traffic spike in your blog’s stats, and I can guarantee it!
Also, to redirect the internal links of your website itself, you can use the WordPress plugin I strongly recommend for it i.e. Quick Page/Post Redirect Plugin. Download this free plugin from here.
So here was my indepth guide to broken links where I shared a mind-boggling plugin i.e. Broken Link Check that can help you to easily fix the internal broken link. Hope you all liked it and will use it on your blogs to take it to the top!!!
Happy blogging and keep visiting FWA!!!