Sounds sad doesn't it? In this case I am not talking about lonely orphan children, but rather LINKS from one page to another. They are classified as:
- links between various pages within our website
- links to other websites outside our own
In a way this is a sad state of affairs, because it means work! I maintain the Excel Math website. While I'm not a programmer, I've done HTML, XML and other kinds of coding in my publishing career.
Our website software checks how pages are linked together. The starting report looked like this:
- Total files 1496
- HTML files 187
- Orphans 1146
- All Links 5218
- OK links 4825
- Broken 62
- External 331
I hunted and researched and tested and erased. After a couple hours the stats were better. Sometimes higher numbers are better. But not always. With taxes, blood pressure, or broken and orphaned files, lower numbers are better.
Tune in tomorrow for a full report!