This problem may have occurred when you clicked on a link and received an Error 404 message.
Have you ever wondered how broken links happen and what you can do about it?
This article will answer all of your questions. Learn how to find them and how to fix them.
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What are Broken Links?
Broken/dead links are links on a website that have been removed from the site or their URL has changed.
In such cases, the page will display an error code 404. For example, if you link post A to post B and then delete or modify the permalink of post A, the error message will be displayed when you click the link from post A.
This is Error404 in action.
Each website has broken links. These are common. However, too many broken links can be dangerous and should be repaired immediately.
What should you do if your website contains broken links?
Search engine robots will scan your website for broken links. These links are treated as dead ends by search engine bots.
Broken links affect your
It is crucial to repair them as soon as possible.
How can I locate broken links (Error404 on WordPress).
Sign up for Google Search Console first to locate broken links. If you are unsure where to begin, this guide will assist you in signing up.
Login to your Google Search Console account to access your dashboard.
Click on left-hand side.InsuranceTo view all error pages,
All pages related to Error 404 can be found under Error & Excluded. __S.23__
For example, when I clicked on the Excluded section, I can view the Error 404 details along with the total number of pages affected.
Clicking on them will bring up a list of all affected links. Here I can select which links should be fixed or not.
P.S – If you just signed up for a Google Console account, you need to wait for a few days to view all the broken links.
How can I fix broken links in WordPress?
There are many solutions to this problem. I will show you how Redirection works.
These steps will fix broken links.
Install the Redirection plugin and activate it.
Click on the settings option to go to its setting page.
Click on the Redirects option to go to the redirection page.
You’ll find an “Add New” button at the top. To open redirection options, click it.
Now copy your broken link from Google search console and paste it on the source URL text box.
To redirect the link, enter the target URL in the Target URL textbox. This URL will contain the link to the destination webpage where you wish to redirect the broken link.
Once you are done, click the Add Redirect button to reroute your link. The Target URL will now be displayed on the broken link.
Conclusion – How to Find and Fix Broken Links in WordPress
This is how broken links are fixed.
While this method is simple, there are other methods to fix broken links.
If you fix broken links, you will see a slight improvement in keyword rankings. This will make your website more searchable.