What is broken link?
A broken link is a hyperlinked website that is linked to an empty or nonexistent external website.
If a broken link is clicked, an error message is displayed. Since broken links can potentially lead to bad impressions and unprofessional images from website visitors, they need to be addressed immediately by website developers and designers.
A broken link is also known as a broken hyperlink or a dead link.
Disadvantages of broken links:
Affects and reduces the search engine ranking.
The website traffic could be reduced.
How to fix broken links:
There are websites available that will search for and report broken links on the site.
Use of redirection mechanisms that would redirect to a new location of the information in the event of defective connections.
Avoid deep links in the website if and until they are needed.