Broken or dead links:
The links which redirects to 404 error page are considered as broken or dead links. It is better to fix those broken links in blogs or delete them for your seo and ranking sake
Two methods are there to fix broken links in blog/website. First one is redirect the error page to some other page(Home page) and second method is just delete those broken links of your blog from search engines. This post will help you to remove broken or dead links in your blog from Google search results.
How to remove broken or dead links in your blog from Google search results:
Use Google Search Console (Google webmaster tool) to remove broken links from Google search results. Before going to remove, first submit your blog site map to Google Search Console if you have not already submitted. Google bot crawl your blog after submitting your blog along with sitemap to Google search console. It will lists all broken links under crawl errors in Google search console.
How to spot out broken links:
• Sign in to Google Search Console (Google webmaster tool)
• Click on crawl errors.
• Now you can see all broken links under
To check whether those links are really dead or not, copy one of the broken link below crawl errors and go to Google search engine and paste that link, then search and open that link. If it is really dead then it will redirected to 404 error page .
Follow below steps to remove broken links from Google search results
Step 1 : Log in to your Google webmaster tool(Google Search Console)
Step 2 : Click on your blog
Step 3 : Click on Google index button and click on Remove URLs
Step 4 : Click on Create a new removal request
Now enter broken link in that box
Step 5 : Click on Continue button.
After few hours your submitted link (broken link) will be remove from Google search results. Like this you can remove broken links on your blog from Google search engine manually.