In 2018 the WordPress dot Com community stopped hosting any community blogging challenges. Many people who participated in these challenges appreciated the community atmosphere that they encouraged and were sad to see them end.
However, a somewhat concerning development from the related change has come to my attention.
This development affects everyone who either blogs on WordPress dot Com or uses Jetpack and participated in community challenges at any time.
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All links to the community challenges have been broken. This situation means that all posts that you linked to any challenge have now broken links.
Of course, Google and all major search engines frown upon broken links because it suggests low website maintenance. Which is why it’s always a great idea to be careful about who you link to.
In regards to any broken links, my suggestion is to go through your posts manually or install the Redirection Plugin to deactivate these links. I personally use this plugin on all of my sites.
I hope this update and alert help.
8 thoughts on “WordPress dot Com And Jetpack Users Update Alert.”
Yes, Amanda, this update is a great help to me as I’m currently dealing with broken links lion my blog. It is common knowledge the search engine hates broken links, as it might result in search rankings.
Your article is a great help. I’m installing that plugin right away.
I’m so glad my update post is a help to you, Moss. I hope you also find the plugin helpful, I think you will. Have a good day. 🙂
Thanks for sharing an informative update. Will surely going to share this good post to all and I’m the first time seeing this post I have not yet updated before. Will work for this now. Thanks
My pleasure Sathish, thanks for dropping by.
I am currently using 404 to 301 plugin. Thanks for sharing the Redirection plugin will check it out.
My pleasure. Thanks for dropping by. 🙂
Thanks for sharing this update with us. It sucks to have to deal with broken links but thank goodness there are plugins to help us with that.
I use the Redirection plugin too and I also use the Broken Links plugin. It’s a great tool to nip a broken links problem in the bud before it affects our standing with Google and other search engines.
Definitely going to share this one. I know a few wp.com users who may or may not have seen this update.
Thanks again for sharing. Hope you’re having a great week so far! 🙂
Thanks for stopping by Cori. I also use the broken links plugin, that’s what alerted me to the problem on some old posts I had when I used to join some of the WordPress community blogging challenges.
Hope your week is going well too. ?
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