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    Broken Links


    Hi there guys

    I noticed that my site to a bit of a knock by Google recently. I ran a link checker and found that I had a couple of broken links. The software I used to do this gives me the hierarchy levels where the broken link was found.

    My home page was the page that was ranking and then dropped to a lower rank but the broken link was found in the 2nd and 3rd level of my site.

    This brings about my question:
    Does Google penalise your PAGE that has a broken link or your SITE on a whole.

    Thanks in advance
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    It seems G is taking a more wholistic look at web sites to determine quality. Be sure to cross the t's and dot the i's...
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    i'm not sure whether google penalize sites for broken links or not, but broken links will definitely harm your rankings.
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    That's why I feel it is important to use absolute URLs when it comes to navigation. Easy read (eye).
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    I think Google will only penalize for broken links if they are broken for at least a few months. Its hard to catch stuff on short notice and i'm sure G accounts for that...
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    OK...thanx for all the responses.

    I fixed all the broken links on my site and double checked it. So approximately how long until google recognizes the changes made and maybe forgive me and push me higher in the SERPS. Is there anyone that has been in my situation before. How long did you wait before your changes were noticed by Google.

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