How to Remove Broken Link in Your Blog/Website Using Two Different Tools
You need to track your website using different tools. Track the broken link or dead link on your blog or website. It will be really helpful if you fix dead link/ 404 error pages. If you get some broken link on your site, remove these link as soon as possible. Because these links will be a bad sign. So you should know how to remove broken link suing Google Webmaster tools and Broken Link Checker WordPress plugin.
If you are a BlogSpot user then you can not use WordPress plugin, so Webmaster tools can be your first choice. Both WrodPress and Blogger users can use this Tool From Google. There is another way to remove broken link from any WordPress site, Broken Link Checker Plugin. This is really an excellent and popular plugin, you can easily remove all the broken link on your site if you know how to remove broken link using these two perfect tools.
When you get dead links, you can fix or remove these links. Some people want to fix and some people want to remove. Both options are good. Here I will see you the processes to remove dead link or broken link.
How to Remove Broken Link
If you want to fix dead link/404 error pages, you should find out all the dead links on your site. In my previous articles, I have told how to detect broken link or dead link using webmaster tools and broken link checker plugin and best broken link checker tools.
When you find out all the dead links then you need to remove.
How to remove broken link: Google Webmaster Tools
Google Webmaster Tools can be your best choice to maintain your site properly. You know how to detect broken link use this tool.
Just sign in webmaster tools and click on Crawl >> Crawl Errors.
You can see all the broken links.
Now click any of these links. Then visit this link by clicking on the URL.
You can see 404 error, that means it is a dead link.
Now copy the link and navigate to Google Index and select Remove URLs.
Now click on Temporarily hide and enter the broken URL you have copied before. Click Continue. Then click on Submit Request.
Now go back to your Crawl Errors Page. Click the link again and select Mark as fixed so that google can detect your link. Finally, click OK.
How to remove broken link: Broken Link Checker Plugin
Broken Link Checker is the best WordPress plugin to check and remove broken link from your WordPress site. Most of the users use this plugin to keep their sites from dead links. If you want to fix dead link/404 error pages then I recommend you to use this plugin.
Just installed and activate Broken Link Checker plugin. Now go to Settings >> Link Checker.
Here you can see different settings of broken link checker. You can customize these settings.
Now you can see all the broken clicking on Found “83” broken links(83 is the number of my broken links) or go to Tools and select Broken Links.
Now you can see all the broken link with Status, Link Text, and Source.
Just place your cursor on any link you can see different options such as edit URL, unlink, not broken, dismiss, and recheck. You can do anything you like with that broken link.
Alternately you can edit, fix redirects, or mark as not broken all the links from the Bulk Actions.
There are some links you can fix redirects, it is a good idea. Just select the links and then Fix redirects from the Bulk Actions.
If you have the huge broken link then you can Unlink all the dead links.
Once you have fixed all the broken link issues, you need to disable the plugin.
That’s all. you have done. Hope this article is helpful for you.