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XF 1.4 Need help to delete wrong links

Discussion in 'Troubleshooting and Problems' started by DRaver, Jan 9, 2015.

  1. DRaver

    DRaver Active Member

    I have thousends of wrong links in my forum like that.

    [URL='http://www.fotos-hochladen.net'][B][Bild nicht mehr vorhanden][/B]:[/URL][URL]http://img5.fotos-hochladen.net/uploads/p40800496d1isn5awb.jpg[/URL]

    [URL='http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/683/ovschneehundeplatz061.jpg/'][B][Bild nicht mehr vorhanden][/B]:[/URL][URL]http://img683.imageshack.us/img683/4999/ovschneehundeplatz061.jpg[/URL]
    How can I delete it? Can someone help me?
  2. Chris D

    Chris D XenForo Developer Staff Member

    What is "wrong" about them?
  3. DRaver

    DRaver Active Member

  4. Chris D

    Chris D XenForo Developer Staff Member

    It's generally safe to leave them (as we discussed before).

    Otherwise, you locate them, and delete them manually.
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  5. DRaver

    DRaver Active Member

    10.000 ???? :eek:
  6. Chris D

    Chris D XenForo Developer Staff Member

    Indeed. Or, it's generally safe to leave them.
  7. DRaver

    DRaver Active Member

    To leave hundret dead links is very bad vor Seo.
    Maybe someone has an idea to delete the links. Perhaps using SQL.
  8. Martok

    Martok Well-Known Member

    These aren't dead links. They both resolve to web pages. The first actually displays a video (so there is content there). The second shows an image saying that the (original) has been moved or deleted.

    Although these may not display what was originally intended, they aren't actually broken and so won't affect SEO.
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  9. Chris D

    Chris D XenForo Developer Staff Member

    And wouldn't, anyway :)
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  10. DRaver

    DRaver Active Member

  11. Optic

    Optic Well-Known Member


    All external links by default are set to rel="nofollow" so there should be no impact on SEO.

    Going forward, if you enable the Image Proxy (and set it to store indefinitely) then this will ensure a copy of the images are stored on your server in case the original image breaks in future.

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