Are you confused between broken link and dead link? Don’t worry we are here to clear your doubts. Let go in detail.
What is broken Link?
A broken link is a “hypertext transfer protocol” link which is not work or is not connected anywhere.
There are many HTTP errors like the 404 page, which means that the requested page is no longer use able and cannot be reached until the publisher fixes the error.
In short we can see that a broken list is a link that cannot be get into anymore.
There are many reasons to get broken Link. They are as follow.
- Invalid URL entered in the web site.
- The target website has been deleted from the linked web page. (404 error).
- Sometimes the target website has been moved permanently.
- A web site owner, may use some firewall, which does not allow external access.
There are some tools available in internet you can use that. Some are listed below.
- Screaming Frog SEO Spider
- W3C Link Checker
Website publisher have to check whether the
- Pages are deleted
- Web sites are renamed
- URLs in links are mistyped
And it should be corrected.
What is dead Link?
It is otherwise called “orphan link”. An Internet connection pointing to a web page which is deleted or moved. But is will not show any error.
You can use https://www.deadlinkchecker.com to check it.
|S.No||Dead link||Broken Link|
|1.||When they clicked, they did not open the webpage and show some errors||When they clicked they did not open a Webpage and don’t show any error.|
|2.||It May be temporary condition during the web server is down.||It may be missing of image or webpage and shows “Page Not Found”.That should be corrected by the publisher.|
|3.||You can use some Dead link checker to check this.||Use Broken link checker to check.|
User always need some good and fast loading website to access information. May be this type of error cause frustration.
Try to develop web page with correct link and image from your end.