If the links in your articles are dead = No free traffic for you.
Writing and submitting quality articles for inclusion on EzineArticles.com can significantly boost highly pre-qualified traffic to your website(s). That traffic is generated by interested readers clicking the links in your articles. But when one of the links in an article breaks, the article is no longer able to do its job. A broken or dead link in an article is like a car that won’t run – you can be proud of your beautiful car, but it’s useless for “driving in traffic.”
That’s why we provide you with an “Article Diagnostic Center” to quickly check the links in ALL your active articles at once. It’s accessible in your member account under the “Author Tools Menu.” Check it out now – If all is well, you will see a message saying “All of your links are responding!”
If we DO find a broken link, our internal system begins to monitor it: [Download Chart (PDF / 120KB)]
- After 3 days of inactivity, the link shows up in your Diagnostic Center where you can address it.
- After 8 days of inactivity, we provide a courtesy reminder to you via email.
- We continue checking the link for activity and send courtesy email reminders after 15 days, 22 days, and 29 days of inactivity.
- After 35 days of inactivity, we will “unlink” invalid links in your articles [and display in text-only the original link that was unlinked]. We aim to provide a positive user experience and chronically broken/dead links do not create a good experience for your readers.
It’s important to fix broken links promptly to keep your readers happy and not lose potential free clicks to your site.
How to correct invalid links in the Article Diagnostic Center:
- Login to your account and go to the Article Diagnostic Center. Click URL’s marked as ‘invalid’ to see if they work.
- If the link is still NOT working, edit any articles which contain the problematic link to remove or replace it.
- If the link IS working, you may click “Report As Valid” and one of our editors will verify this.
We’re always trying to improve our processes to make your life just a little bit easier. Leave a comment and let us know what you think of this process for diagnosing and repairing your dead or broken links.