Broken Links Don't Exist
« on: April 27, 2009, 07:34:41 AM »
When indexing my vbulletin forum, xml-sitemaps shows over 1000 broken links but none of those links actually appear in the source of my page:


There are many of these. I did a search for "forums/http" and it doesn't show any instances of this "link" on the page. The closes I can see coming to this are common bookmark tags:

<a href=";title=Rules+%26amp%3B+Getting+Maximum+Results+in+TheLaw+Forums" target="socialbookmark"><img src="" border="0" title="Bookmark Thread to" class="inlineimg" /></a>
Re: Broken Links Don't Exist
« Reply #1 on: April 28, 2009, 05:53:49 PM »

please try to add "" to "Exclude URLs" option and see if that helps.
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Re: Broken Links Don't Exist
« Reply #2 on: April 28, 2009, 07:04:45 PM »
I realized after I posted that I probably don't want to index those links anyways (offsite) and removing them as you suggested worked perfectly. My suggestion is that anyone using social bookmarking should remove (exclude list) every social bookmarking link since they will usually fail because they are authenticated upon hitting the destination site server.

Thanks as always for great support!