Trying to keep your online house in order is important, and I’ve recently discovered two great tools to help me do this. The first one is Copyscape, which looks for duplicate content and can alert you to plagiarism or theft, which can affect your Google ranking and is just not very nice.
The second is Brokenlinkcheck, which does exactly what its name suggests. Again, bad links can affect your rankings, but they also provide a bad user experience for your visitors, so it’s best to fix them. After 11,5 years of bloggage, this site has 324 broken links. When I started deleting them, I realised that most of them are in the 4,431 comments and, sadly, lead to a host of now defunct blogs. As I wait for a project to arrive, I know what I’ll be doing this afternoon
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