How to Update Old Posts In Your Archives (including how to find Broken Links)
Today’s episode is about going back into your blog archives do updates – especially paying attention to broken links. Broken links can cause many problems, including potentially exposing your readers to harm.
In this Episode
Today we talk about:
- Why broken links are bad for your blog
- How finding broken links on your blog can create opportunities
- How to check for broken links on your blog
- What to do when you find broken links
- How to make checking for broken links on your blog a regular habit
- Other updates you could do while you’re looking at older posts to bring them up to date and make them more useful to readers
Tools and Resources
- Google Webmaster Tools
- WordPress Plugins, such as Broken Link Checker (Warning! This can slow down your site as it puts a lot of strain on your database. Be careful!)
- Xenu’s Link Sleuth
- Screaming Frog SEO Spider
- W3C Link Checker
- One Activity You Should Do On Your Blog Every Day
- 3 Important Questions To Ask About Posts in Your Blog Archives
- Updating Old Posts On Your Blog
- 7 Old Post Revival Techniques You Won’t Believe You’re Overlooking
- 25 Reasons Why Google Hates Your Blog
- How to Find and Fix Broken WordPress Links: Elegant Themes
- Website Weight Loss: Fix Your Broken Links: About Tech
- Website Broken Links: Why You Should Fix Them: Dave Lucas
How did you go with today’s challenge?
What did you do to check for broken links on your blog? What ideas did it give you for improving your blog?
I’d love to hear your feedback on this approach to keeping links up to date on your blog in the comments below.
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