I have like 127 broken links on one of my sites. Some are 404 and some are due to bad host. Do you think these broken links will affect my website in ranking?

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Catwoman1459 Premium
I check for broken links often. You need to make sure everything is working properly for your site to rank well.
Here are the ones I use.
http://brokenlinkcheck.com/broken-links.php#status
http://www.deadlinkchecker.com/
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Triblu Premium
Hey kumaran,

Google searching your question you would have found your answer straight away! Broken links ... lots of them ... tells Google the site is not being tended. Untended sites rank low automatically.
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kumar1992 Premium
Hi Trish!

Yes that is a good way of putting it. Thanks a lot :)
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shrestha Premium
I was watching this webinar yesterday to fix some of my webmaster issues.
Hope this helps-
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kumar1992 Premium
Thank you! Will check it out later :)
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shrestha Premium
Sure!
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pparadise Premium
Yes, You want to clean that up. It's like having a TV plugged in and it's has no picture.
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Alan Hocking Premium
Nice analogy.

Like none of the channels are tuned in! ;)
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kumar1992 Premium
Hehe thanks!
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Alan Hocking Premium
What it will affect is the user experience Kumaran which can affect your rank in the long term as Google is edging more and more towards user experience as a ranking factor

How do you feel when you click on a link and get a "Sorry nothing found" message?
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kumar1992 Premium
Yes i can totally relate to that feeling. I have encountered in several times myself before. Thanks Alan! I will work on the broken links
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Alan Hocking Premium
:)
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judebanks Premium
404 pages means anyone who clicks through via search will not find the page.

If you have deleted pages and they are still in search results, you can place a redirect on the link to send visitors to another page instead.

Bad host - could be a temporary issue with some sites and with others it could mean the link is dead. Check each one and decide whether to keep the link active on your site or remove it. If the link is within a comment, you only need to remove the link to the website, not the comment itself.

If you have thousands of links on your site and only 127 are broken, it probably won't affect your ranking, although you should still tend to them.

~Jude
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kumar1992 Premium
Thanks a lot jude! Was really helpful :)
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