Have you checked your website or blog for broken links recently? I hadn’t, until I started the process of updating this blog – there were hundreds of broken links! OK, maybe I’m exaggerating slightly, but there were over 100 – from posts and comments.
Before you ask, no, I didn’t go through each post and comment and check each link, I simply added a broken link checker to this blog through the Plugins option, and that let me know of any broken links in posts and comments, as well as checking any images to make sure they were still current.
Many links were broken simply because someone had moved their blog, so it was fairly easy to find the moved post and update the link. For others, the website had closed, so it was a matter of either deleting or editing the post so it still made sense without the link.
I know not many people are likely to go back to really early posts in this blog, but if they do find them, it’s good to have current links.
So, have you checked your website or blog for broken links? If not, this is something worthwhile to do.