Let’s talk about link building for SEO.

What No One Tells You About Broken Links- written by Debby Winter.

Quality links for SEO

Have you ever clicked a link just to find a broken page? Or maybe you were taken to a page that didn’t quiet provide the information you were looking for? If you are running a blog or website the quality of your links are key to quality per se, and links will also affect organic rankings in the search engines. It will be clear that both links and content are the most important part of SEO, and we want to take extra care of our links because when broken they have a damaging effect.

Links contain the essence of the internet and as such we should treat them with respect.

It is true that links are the very building blocks of the internet. You may not have quiet realized exactly how important a properly labelled link is until you meditate on the concept for some time. If links are labeled the wrong way they have zero value, or worse, they could even do damage. If you are someone who always tries to link the right way than you probably don’t have to worry, but if you know you have links on your site that have as only purpose to inflate the link juice of one page than you might be in trouble. You are probably aware that this is often done for SEO purposes but it can have awful effects.

Are there other linking factors that affect my ranking?

Yes there are. Search engines know that links are the essential connection on which the internet depends in order to be able to provide you with information. If you provide wrong labels, or in other words if you label your links with improper text, than you may be punished for that. At best the search engines will ignore the link text, but if you run a website that keeps adding irrelevant anchor text than it is likely that you will be dropped by the algorithm. When this happens it is likely easiest to start over from scratch and follow Google best practices for SEO.

Where to start if you are unsure about the quality of your links?

For years now I have been using a free software called Xenu Link Sleuth. It can be downloaded for free from the internet and it will serve to generate detailed error reports that will give you in-depth insight on the situation. The program is especially useful if you run online forums that contain user generated content, or if you allow people to post their link in the comment section of your blog. When time goes by some links may expire or become outdated, and this can as such damage your rankings. If you are not sure how to use the problem or how to fix the links you may wish to consult an SEO expert.

Should I include or remove punctuation at the end of a link?

If you are linking to a website URL you always want to remove the punctuation at the end because it may inadvertently be added which will cause an error. Instead of writing “wordpress.org?” you always want to add a pause and write “wordpress.org ?” Remember, to free a website from error is to optimize it for the search engines. Good spelling and good grammar is important, but when it comes to functionality and SEO you sometimes have to make an exemption.

If everything else fails…

Sometimes someone sends you a link and it just doesn’t work. If you can’t figure out how to fix it then your best chance is to Google the link. If there is a spelling error it is at this point that this will be revealed to you. Also, if you have someone write a guest article you always want to check all the links before posting. Make sure to Google part of it to see if it isn’t duplicate content since this is harmful for your site. Never submit the entire article to article checkers as there are some checkers out there that will copy your article and publish it before you can.

Well folks that’s all, I hope you enjoyed this article on broken links and that you learned something new about the inner mechanics of the internet and SEO. Take care and stay home, it’s nice to know that in uncertain times like this people are reaching out to each other here on WordPress. If you have any questions or if you like a free website audit feel free to contact me.

Warm Regards,

Debby Winter

The COVID-19 VIRUS IN AFRICA

Yeah! The virus has really done more harm all over the world and I don’t know what will happen next or what will come next after this one.

We need to become more prayerful now, let’s turn to God and repent against our sins for he will give us life.

What else in the world could kill so massively like Coronavirus? I bet this must be a warning from God so, let us open our ears and listen to his calling. Together we will be there.

Be mindful of your last day on Earth.

Thank you.

Stay blessed.

Sunshine blogger award II

I am so flabbergasteded as I write this post. Great things come at the right time, in a right manner, to the right people. I never expected this but surprisingly, I saw a comment drop in to my comment section . It was an award nomination alert.

I was nominated for the second Sunshine Blogger Award  by The Freethinker. I was so thrilled to receive the nomination, because it was my second Sunshine Blogger Award nomination. I recommend checking out The Freethinker’s Thefreethinkerthetruth/
A blog which is dedicated to bridging the gap between mere existence and true life.

The Rules:

  • Thank the person who nominated you, and provide a link back to their blog, so others can find them.
  • Answer the 11 questions asked by the blogger who nominated you.
  • Nominate 11 other bloggers, and ask them 11 new questions.
  • Notify the nominees about it by commenting on one of their blog posts.
  • List the rules and display a Sunshine Blogger Award logo on your post and/or your blog site.

Questions from The freethinker:

How long have you been blogging, and how are you finding it?

I have been blogging for about two years and I find it so interesting though it involves hard work in writing. I usually find happiness when I have people talk about it on social media.

What country are you from, and are you based in that country?

I come from Uganda, the pearl of Africa and I am a true citizen here. I live in my country and I love everything about it.

Mention the celebrity you admire greatly, and why?

I don’t usually go in o celebrity gossip and I have no idea who to name right now but I think I would name many celebrities if I could know.

Do you believe in the existence of God?

Yes I do believe that God exists. He is the reason of our existance. Without him, all his creatures would not be including man whom he made in his image.

Who would your blog appeal to, or who would you like your blog to appeal to?

I would like my blog to be appealing to every visitor who comes to visit and I love it whoen they leave good motivational comments in the comments section. That’s how I can tell that they are really appealed by the blog.

Mention your toxic side?

My first relationship is really memorable to me. When hurts me emortionally everytime I remember when I lost my fiance to a nother man. That is toxic on my side of the relationship I had with her.

Name your favourite poem and poet?

I don’t have a forourite poem not even a poet.

What do you love to talk about?

I like touring places and for that matter, I also love to talk about them mostly. Sometimes, I think of creating a blog on a topic; adventure, to share information about places that I got to.

What do you dislike most about blogging?

To be honest, I hate it when I loose a follower from my blog. It feels disappointing and discouraging. Some times when that happens, I ask my self why is it so? Then I end up with no good answer. Recently, I lost over 40 followers and not only did it happen to me but to most blogs too that I follow. I realised that these people, a majority of them were from China and I don’t know whether they are still living or not. My heartfelt prayer goes to the families which have lost their dear ones in the course of this year since the virus began its attack. May the almighty keep you safe. May he give you strength to stand alone no matter

If you could, would you turn back time?

I could turn back the right to that age where I was when still a baby being carried by the back, arms and sometimes on the legs That would be so enjoyable than being in adulthood stage.

What is that misconception that people have about you?

Because I reco

My nominees:

Questions to my nominees.

  1. How do you handle unfair circumstances in real life?
  2. Would you make it upon your self to work all-day all-night to provide for your friends?
  3. When was the last time you had a big surprise from someone? Name the surprise and the person if you don’t mind.
  4. Have you ever dreamed of earning big online? How does it feel when that dream doesn’t seem to come sooner?
  5. Where do you think God came?
  6. Name your favourite food.
  7. Who do you love more, Father or Mother?
  8. How many times have you been screened for the COVID-19 virus and how are you further avoiding it?
  9. At childhood, I used to love football and even played the game like a superstar but as I grew up, I lost interest in it. What is it that you loved most at your tender age but no longer love?
  10. If given a chance to choose, name one thing you would want to go to heaven with?
  11. What interests you most in your life?