I never know dead link can effect so much!!!

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Dead Links can't Be Ignored!!!
My PR has begun to fall down since last month. Meanwhile, traffics were decreased by 40%. At the first beginning, I modified keyword density, inner links and back links, title and content. But it had little effect after two weeks. Then I searched for plenty of SEO technologies like writing blogs on myblogguest, sharing links on Facebook and Twitter. Finally it seems to take effect. My page ranking is up to 6 and traffics are picking up 20%.

There is also another problem bothered me for a long time that the conversion rate is unsatisfactory. This situation has been unchanged until one day, my friend asked me to build a site for him. When I created sitemap for his site with my free sitemap assistant Sitemap X, which can not only generate sitemap, but also checked out several dead links in his site. Then I removed them. The next day, I dare to say without exaggeration that it is the next day my page ranking was 2! YES! The SECOND place! What's more, the traffics became the peak since these days. I thought over and over again, and maybe it is dead links. In this case, dead links sometimes are essential.
However, the conversion rate is still not high. I wonder if there are other methods to solve it.
Thanks everybody.
#dead #effect #link
  • Profile picture of the author DrunkenHorse
    how to find dead links?
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    • Profile picture of the author online fighter
      Originally Posted by DrunkenHorse View Post

      how to find dead links?
      you can try the tool i use, Sitemap X. it can help you find all dead links in your site,
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  • Profile picture of the author sparxpower
    You must check one by one on your content. It's about On site
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  • Profile picture of the author virtu
    I used ultimate seo plugin to detect it! Simple but powerful!

    CMIIW,
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  • Profile picture of the author Catinas87
    I had a similar issue with one of my sites. yes dead links are very important, not to be ignored
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  • Profile picture of the author cooler1
    Are you sure it's dead links which increased the page rank? Couldn't it just have been general serp fluctuation.

    Do you mean dead links to external sites or dead links to inner pages?
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    • Profile picture of the author online fighter
      Originally Posted by cooler1 View Post

      Are you sure it's dead links which increased the page rank? Couldn't it just have been general serp fluctuation.

      Do you mean dead links to external sites or dead links to inner pages?
      well, I have tested for several sites, dead link really influence the page rank. and no matter inner or external site dead link, we all need to wipe out
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  • Profile picture of the author Viramara
    You don't how much I'm grateful finding this post!!! My website, which increased in traffic since Penguin, suddenly drastically decreased to 30% visits last week. I was panicked, thinking Penguin "finally" hit him. I even dilute some posts that looks like keyword stuffing (2,5% density). But no change either. I even go to Majestic SEO lest I link to or getting linked from spammy websites. None too.

    Reading your post, I soon look for in Google, find brokenlinkcheck.com, and scanned the broken links in my website, Found out that the cause is, I have ONE broken link in my newest post last week. Soon after I fixed it, ping it in pingler, the traffic shot up again today. Fingers crossed it's still this good tomorrow.

    So can you imagine, I have lost 30% organic traffic in 6 days only because of ONE broken link.
    Now I'm convinced that Penguin is obviously scary!!!
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  • Profile picture of the author amithak50
    Always remove these types of links whenever you find them ,Helps you to get better SERPs
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  • Profile picture of the author Edgar Espinosa
    wow just comes to show you, sometimes the little things can do major impact.

    I'll definitely be checking over my sites.

    Thanks man!
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    • Profile picture of the author michaelrox27
      Dead links should be removed for your targeted site, because these type of links always give negative benefit to your website.
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      • Profile picture of the author online fighter
        Originally Posted by michaelrox27 View Post

        Dead links should be removed for your targeted site, because these type of links always give negative benefit to your website.
        that's it
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  • Profile picture of the author Michel Modo
    cool! thank you for reminding! And BTW, where to download the software you refered?
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    • Profile picture of the author online fighter
      you can see it when you search "sitemapx"
      Good luck~
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  • Profile picture of the author Mike101
    I still doubt that dead link are the cause. I think it is just serp fluctuation. Google said that site ranking changes when you or other related sites changes. So what makes you think other sites did not change.
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  • Profile picture of the author jasono
    It was also explained in the latest video of Joshua SEnuke X, SEnuke Blog - SE Nuke, Search Engine Optimization Software that the penguin update gives negative link juice. If one of your pages or backlink page has been deindexed, then you get negative link juice on that.
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