I use the WordPress plugin “ Broken Link Checker” to stay on top of broken links. Broken links on our blogs are bad for SEO and the Broken Link Checker plugin makes it a simple matter to keep up with those 404s.
So, have you ever gone back to an old post where you had a YouTube video embedded just to realize the video was no longer available? I have and it always leaves me wondering how long that post has been showing a dead video. It turns out the Broken Link Checker for WordPress plugin can check those videos as well.
How To – Simple Step By Step Instructions
- Once installed and activated, go to “Link Checker” under your settings tab.
- Then click the “Which Links To Check” tab.
- Check the two YouTube video boxes (Embedded YouTube videos & Embedded YouTube videos – old embed code).
- Then click Save and you’re all set.
Now you should be notified whenever a video was pulled from YouTube or the permissions changed making it no longer available for embeds, as well as those broken links.
What Do You Do?
Are you using a broken link plugin or service? Which one? Do you think broken links are still important for SEO? HEY, what would you like to see in a Quick Blogging Tip Thursday? Any questions you’d like to see addressed next week?