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Link Rot
Same as before?
brotherhood of LAN

 5:11 pm on Aug 12, 2011 (gmt 0)

Just a question out of curiosity, does anyone have any figures of how much link rot there is, say over the space of a year?

I somehow remember a figure of 5-10%. So year on year, 5-10% of your backlinks would disappear because the backlink page is no longer 200 OK.



 4:52 pm on Aug 16, 2011 (gmt 0)


My information is that Linkrot it has been reported as about 3% of the objects were no longer accessible after one year.

brotherhood of LAN

 8:54 am on Aug 18, 2011 (gmt 0)

Hello Britishbry1,

Thanks for sharing. Was that from your own findings?


 12:24 pm on Aug 18, 2011 (gmt 0)

It varies hugely according to which kinds of websites you're talking about. 5-10% tallies with my experience for a directory I have where I'm pretty picky about who I add in the first place. For certain businesses the recession has taken a toll, and the same with government websites where cutbacks have meant web restructuring.

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