Article Diagnostic Center Launched

Dead or broken links in any article in 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:

  1. Log in to
  2. Click on AUTHOR TOOLS
  4. 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.


Ruth writes:

This is an awesome tool. I went through mine just the other day and fixed all my issues. Feels good. This way I do not need to go through each article, which can take time.


Comment provided February 28, 2008 at 8:27 AM


Ruth writes:

Wow, I wanted to give you 5 stars, but the darn thing automatically clicked off after one. Bummer!

This is a 5 star tool, so that makes it a 5 star article.

Comment provided February 28, 2008 at 8:29 AM


Jan Verhoeff writes:

What a powerful resource! I’ve already fixed mine, but this was incredible. I had been slowly reviewing, but having a mechanized system was so much easier.

Thanks again!


Comment provided February 28, 2008 at 9:41 AM


Steve writes:

This is very impressive, I have now fixed all of my broken links.



Comment provided February 28, 2008 at 9:42 AM



Hi Chris!

Thank you! This is an indispensable tool.
Our purpose is to receive a visit from our reader; the article is only a bridge.
So, the link must work!

Comment provided February 28, 2008 at 11:00 AM



Fantastic tool! Thank you!

Love and stuff,

Comment provided February 28, 2008 at 11:57 AM


Hope Wilbanks writes:

I love this new service! I didn’t realize I had that many articles with dead links, so I appreciate the head’s up. Thanks!

Comment provided February 28, 2008 at 1:40 PM


Herman writes:

Nice tool…I was able to clean up a number of old articles.

Comment provided February 28, 2008 at 3:12 PM


Brigitte Nadeau writes:

Great tool, I did not know about it. I tried it on my articles and I was happy to see that all was ok.


Comment provided February 28, 2008 at 7:22 PM


Azhar Victor writes:

This will be of great help to us. While we check and re-check each link before a submission , problems may arise after the submission.

I received one such alert, checked my links, found them to be valid and accordingly informed the team. The humans got back to me to advise that all was well.

Azhar Victor.

Comment provided February 28, 2008 at 10:03 PM


GladysKhoo writes:

EzineArticles just gets better and better. This is a win-win-win situation!

Comment provided March 2, 2008 at 4:21 AM


jim alan writes:

this url does work however it has to be cut and pasted because the link is dead i am fairly new to submitting articule and probably put it in wrong i’ll give it another try. i you have a tutorial on the subject it would be greatly appreciated thanks

Comment provided July 16, 2009 at 4:28 PM


Lyn writes:

Thanks for the email article. At first I thought you were notifiying me of a problem but was glad to find you were only advising what to do:)

Comment provided July 16, 2009 at 5:26 PM


Pravin writes:

man, this is simply awesome

Comment provided August 17, 2009 at 6:53 AM


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