[thelist] what to do with dead links

rudy limeback r937 at interlog.com
Sat Aug 19 13:55:55 CDT 2000

coincidence?  right after my lament about links such as
http://www.whatis.com/icejello.html suddenly returning 404 errors, i get
this tip from the DUMMIES DAILY: Internet Search Tips service
(http://www.dummiesdaily.com) --

TODAY'S eTIP(TM): Wiping Out Decomposing URLs
When you run into a page that doesn't load and the
message that smacks you is Error 404: Page Not Found,
take action! Submit that page to your favorite search
engine. This action is the cyber-equivalent of picking
up a piece of litter and tossing it in a trash can. The
search engine will crawl that site in its next look
around the Web. If the site can't be found, the search
engine will delete it from its list. That dump will
save others from the frustration of seeing the page in
their searches.

rudy limeback

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