Broken links are scattered all across the Internet. All it takes is one error in website code or improperly migrating web content to turn a website into a scrap yard of broken links. If this is happening on your website then you’ve got a problem that needs to be fixed right away. But if someone else’s website has broken links then that can be all the leverage you need to forge a new, positive online connection.
Broken links need to be fixed. It’s as simple as that. If you find broken links and alert the website owner of the problem then you instantly gain some major points. The best thing you can do is use those points right away by asking the website owner to add a link back to your website in exchange for your noble service. You scratch their back and they scratch yours. You’ve not only fixed a broken link, but forged a new one.
That’s great and all, but how often is it that you stumble upon a broken link? If you’re casually browsing sites then the answer is, “not that often”. But if it’s your goal to find new online connections (and it should be) then there are ways for you to actively seek out broken links that need fixing. Tools like the Google Chrome Check My Links extension and Domain Hunter extension are both simple resources for scanning a webpage for broken links. They can even alert you to the status of a link’s domain registration and how many links point to that domain.
This is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the value in fixing broken links. Check out the full guide below to see how you can benefit from this simple, effective method for forging online connections.
Read the full article here: A Step by Step Guide to Modern Broken Link Building