Clean the broken link on the blog is quite important. This is one that must be considered if we are concerned with search engine optimization aka SEO. What I mean is any link contained in your blog, both internal links (inbound links) and external (outbound links).
Then, what should be considered in optimizing the broken links on the blog?
Make sure there are no broken links on your blog. A broken link is usually marked by the emergence of an error message 404 or Page Not Found. Sure we’ve all met such pages while browsing. Well, that’s what we have to subtract them from our blog.
Why should it be eliminated? A broken link means that a link is not friendly to search engines. That certainly will make the bot crawler or the search engine crawlers do not be optimal. Worse yet, if the robot crawlers to not like to stop by at your blog and eventually reduce the intensity of his visit, thereby inhibiting the process of indexing content that we have created. Which is usually their visit to your blog every day, to 2 or 3 days, because they think your blog is not “comfortable” to be crawled.
A broken link is usually found on the pages of posts, but can also be found on our home page. The things that cause a broken/dead link, in general, is if we change the structure of the blog (eg changing the menu bar, label, etc.). We would often link the navigation links to our posts in order to navigate the reader. It could also happen if we remove a particular post page or particular web page because we assume that the page is no longer relevant.
But we forget that we ever link or post a link on a web page that we just delete. A broken link can also occur if you link to the outside but the site or the page no longer exists or has been removed by the owner of the site. They can not possibly tell us if they want to remove part or even the entire contents of their site.
Well, if you frequently post pages linking out, or create an anchor link at the time of posting the article, then we must set aside time to check the condition of these links so that the crawler robot able to index all the content on our blog to the max.
To help us check the condition of the links contained on the blog, there are many tools are free and very easy to use. Usually, we only need to enter the URL of the home page or other URL you want checking. Common tools used were:
1. Link Tiger
2. W3C Link Checker
3. Free Link Checker
For the tools above, I suggest you use the W3C Link Checker because it is very easy to use but the results are accurate and complete so that we can directly take action against the broken link. Buddy just insert the URL link you want to check and wait a while before results appear.
There are also tools that integrated directly with the browser, especially users of Mozilla. The tool called Pinger. You could look it up in the Add-on search mode on Mozilla, or simply download it here. What simplicity? Its simplicity is this tool will always accompany us, without needing to visit the site-link checker, online service providers. All it takes is a right-click on the page you wish to scan and then select the Ping All.
First, visit the link above, and select download so that it appears like a window on the left side. Select install. After the install process is complete, restart your browser (Mozilla). After that, drain a little onion on …. ??!!!.., What I mean is after that you can use the tool at any time.
You just need to open the pages you wish to be scanned, then right click and select Ping All. Then the tool will check all the links on that page and the result is an indication of the color that indicates the condition of these links. This tool is also not heavy anyway, so convenient to use.