Broken Link Intelligence Alert
Why do I keep getting broken link alerts?
What's the best way to investigate?
I've checked all of our reports and it's unclear what they could be.
We have a handful of 404 pages when we look at the acquisitions report, but it gives little information. For example: "/404.html?page=/?p=5014&from="
Thanks in advance
Re: Broken Link Intelligence Alert
In lieu of not being able to see this report you usually need to understand your URL structure for your website in order to derive at these two pieces of information. A wild guess here would be that by the partial URL you posted the issue could be on your home page (page=/), and seems to deal with a parameter called “p” (?p=5014). Since the first and last part of the URL error seems to be missing this is as far as I can go at present.
Many factors can cause this 404 error even if the pages and the link are good, the most common is that at the point in time that Google or some other bot tried to crawl your site your site had an issue such as it was in maintenance mode or the server was temporarily down.