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what is meaning of broken links?


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A broken link or dead link is a link on a web page that no longer works because the website is encountering one or more of the reasons below. An improper URL entered for the link by the website owner. The destination website removed the linked web page (causing what is known as a 404 error)

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Broken Links are links that send visitors to a webpage that no longer exists.

Broken links are links that don’t work. Some of the reasons why links don’t work include:

  • A website is no longer available
  • A webpage was moved without a redirect being added
  • The URL structure of a website was changed

If you click a broken link, you’ll see a 404 page error or similar message explaining the webpage is not available.

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A broken link or dead link is a link on a web page that no longer works because the website is encountering one or more of the reasons below.

  1. An improper URL entered for the link by the website owner.
  2. The destination website removed the linked web page (causing what is known as a 404 error)
  3. The destination website permanently moved or no longer exists
  4. The user has software or is behind a firewall that blocks access to the destination website.
  5. The website owner linked to a site that is behind a firewall that does not allow outside access (such as an Intranet site or a restricted access area on a website).

Broken links can be problematic for website visitors, making them unable to access the desired resource or information. These users may decide to make use of another site to find the necessary information elsewhere. A site that hasn't been updated or checked for a long time may suffer from link rot, which is a term used to describe a site with dozens of broken links.

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A broken link is a hyperlink a website which is linked to an empty or non-existent external webpage. 

When a broken link is clicked, an error message is displayed. As broken links potentially led bad impressions and unprofessional images in the mind of website viewers, they have to be tackled immediately by website developers and designers. 

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