The Many Works of Pat Hatt
January 18, 2016
After nearly 2200 blog posts here and there, there being the cat, when I go back and look at a few I find a few dead links. Why I’m bringing that up is I read an article a few days ago that said dead links lower your page rank in Google’s eyes. Well that may be true, do you know how annoying it is to go through 2000+ posts and get rid of the dead links? Does Google even have eyes?
I’ve done 50 or so so far and then just said screw it. Maybe I’ll do more here and there but I would much rather write or watch TV or chase a meowing cat around or workout than go and get rid of dead links on my blogs.
Doesn’t it seem like there is always some little thing to do if one wants to stay ahead? But then who cares about page rank really? It’s not like 99.99% of the people who find your blog through google or some other search engine actually stay for more than 30 seconds or even leave a comment. Hits are sure nice to see but they don’t do a ton in the end. Also those who find you searching for “snowman balls” or something more crass don’t really add much to any blog.
So dead links or not? Do you get rid of them within your posts? I know some have a ton and it would also be quite the job to do. I also kind cringe at some of my first posts. The cat couldn’t spell it seemed and spellcheck must have forsaken him. That or he was just lazy. I may get them all one day, but not going to waste time going out of my way to get them all. How about you? Get rid of the dead links at your zoo?
Enjoy life, forget the strife.