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link rot

n.
The process or condition in which links on a website become irrelevant or cease to function, as when the locations they point to are webpages that have been modified, relocated, or no longer exist.

link rot

Links on a website that is not regularly maintained may become obsolete over time. They are said to be subject to link rot.
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Now, you need to delete the dead link from your Web pages and decide if you need to replace it with some other link to equivalent information.
VPN-1 UTM Edge will automatically detect the dead link and fail over to the modem, eliminating any gaps in connectivity.
While that provides a technique for the Webmaster to bring a dead link back to life, searchers must employ other methods.
But when you click on the bottom ad ("LexisNexis Advertising Opportunities Click Here"), it's a dead link.
Everyone encounters a dead link now and then," according to Nicholas Tomaiuolo in "DOIs, URLs, LoCKSS, and Missing Links" (Searcher, pp.
Everybody knows how frustrating it is to click on a dead link.
People seem to understand that their own devices quickly become outdated and may even be aware of the large number of dead links on the Internet, but people seem to imagine a very long life for digital content, whether it is born digital or it has been digitized from print.
And as a public service announcement, keep in mind that you do not need to check those link lists for dead links yourself.