Dead or broken links in any article in EzineArticles.com is a liability because it creates a bad user experience and destroys credibility.
For over a year, we’ve studied the threat of dead/broken links and after several failed tries at rolling out different ways to address this problem… I’m happy that we’re finally rolling out a new feature in your EzineArticles Membership account:
Article Diagnostic Center
Over the next month, we’re rolling out email notifications to the accounts with the most problems. Until then, if you want to see if any of your articles have broken link problems with them, here’s how you can access it:
- Log in to http://Members.EzineArticles.com/
- Click on AUTHOR TOOLS
- Click on DIAGNOSTIC CENTER
- Review any articles you have that our automated dead/broken link detector identified.
Now, there are some times when we may identify a link in your articles that is not dead. If that’s the case, you can click on “Report as Valid” option. This will notify our humans to check the links. Upon agreeing with you, we’ll notify you that all is well and thank you.
Automated & Human Review Process
The identification of your links as being valid or dead/broken is automated on a periodic basis. After you update or fix your broken links, our humans will review your submission/fix and notify you after your link fix is approved.
The end goal is to help you fix broken/dead links in any of your articles so that our users have a positive experience and you look better because the link to your website in your resource box works.