Broken links are harmful for the site ?

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I installed a plugin to detect broken links in my site, and there are 2-3 broken links. These are harmful for the site or not ? Should I remove them ?
 

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Broken links can cause you to lose clients and customers.
 

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I installed a plugin to detect broken links in my site, and there are 2-3 broken links. These are harmful for the site or not ? Should I remove them ?
2-3 broken links are no more for a site but it should be removed from site, because in SEO broken links or links not found was not good if you are going to get good positions for your keywords on SERPs
 

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Simply broken links means bad links. And we all know bad things are always harmful, broken links cause frustration and irritation, broken links will hurt your conversion rates.
 

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Broken links are those links that bring you to a new page that says 404 error”. A broken link can impact on you SERP and it cause frustration and irritation for your incoming traffic on your website. To solve out this problem install a plugin for 301 redirection where you can redirect any broken link to your new good link which may relavent to your information.
 

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Yes broken links are harmful cause of these links ranking affected.
 

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Why not just fix the links? These links are obviously pointing to content which can help... In the worst case use 301 redirect i.e. home page in order to maintain some loss of link juice... Just to add I personally use Xenu a free tool which allows you to find broken links - but what is really cool is that you can find broken links on other sites and once found you can ask the web master to replace them with a link to your site (assuming that it is relevant) and hey presto you've got a nice backlink helping you on the SERPs ;-)
 

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I think 301 redirect is just a second option to use if we don't know where broken links are. I would like to use a tool that let us know which one are broken links on our site and go to fix them. That would be better though. :)
 

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Of course broken link are very harmful for a site. For fix them, you need to remove all broken link or redirect that broken link into your site home page.
 

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No doubt, It is very harmful as Google guide line because search engine not allow the bad back links and error links your website could be go in to the spam.
 

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Yes they are harmful to site, you may loose leads. Broken links didnot provide users with their expected page and this may create bad impression of yours.
 

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Yep / broken links is not friendly to SEO - signup for a free google webmaster tools account as well.

Dave
 

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Having broken links in your site can be very harmful for your seo try to redirect them or fix them.
 

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Broken links are bad for users , and therefore, also bad for search engines. Update or remove links . I do not use plug-in , use two great programs, like Screaming Frog and Xenu.
 

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Broken links can be harmful for your traffic and, in some cases, ranking as well. If you have a broken link coming to your website, then you could lose some users who were interested in visiting your website. If you get a backlink, but with a slightly incorrect url, then your website would not get that link juice.
 

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Broken links are not good for a website. remove broken links because google count as a negative part of a website.
 

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Yes, broken links are harmful for a website. Always try to fix them if possible and if that's not an option then remove them.

Leaving broken links will hurt your website and send a message to Google and the other Search Engines that you are not taking care of your website!
 
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