Broken Links

I just spent the last 4 days cleaning up links on this site. Nothing more. Just links.

I periodically use the free Broken Link Checker WordPress plugin to alert me of links that have become broken on the site.

This time, the plugin reported almost 200 broken links!

Why Do Links Break?

Links break because the destination URL has gone offline or is unreachable for some reason. These are the typical causes:

  • A product is no longer being sold by a merchant and it’s page has been removed – this can mean a whole site disappearing if the site sells only one product. A typical example is a digital product. The product