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    Broken Links


    Iím new to SEO, but very interested in learning more about it. I used a MAC tool Integrity to identify broken/bad links and came across their statuses:

    503 Service Unavailable
    500 Internal Server Error
    404 Not Found
    410 Error
    403 Forbidden
    A server with the specified host name could not be found

    What should I do with these broken links? Implement 301 redirect? Delete them without affecting current SEO?

    Would you recommend using redirection plugin for WordPress websites or use .htaccess manually for good SEO practice?
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    you can also make custom pages for those codes too.
    Last edited by Test-ok; Jul 23rd, 2015 at 04:41 PM.
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    Thanks Test-OK. Custom code in .htaccess, you mean?
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    First things I'd check:

    * For 404 / 410 errors: Should that content be live instead? Was it deleted in error? Are my live pages linking to them?
    * For 500-503 errors: Is there problem with your hosting? Should anything be fixed to stop those from happening? Why has that error occurred?

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