In the most recent of his recurring "State of the Web" sample analysis surveys, Terry Sullivan (http://www.pantos.org/atw/35654.html) reports that, at a 6% rate of dead links
, the incidence of linkrot is pretty much unchanged.
In the end, some dead links
lead to completely dead pages.
Unsolicited feedback that is overwhelmingly positive, low percentages of dead links
, and the levels of use shown in Figure 1 provide some preliminary evidence that we may able to answer this question affirmatively.
We've seen the dead links
, and we've all heard of dot-coms, small and large, either closing down entirely or laying off employees, and we've all seen the same titles featured month after month--because there's no one to update the Web site.
Mexico's "Tourism Business Center" is another lackluster website from a prestigious and influential government entity: The home page is a mass of dead links
. In fact, the only two links that work are to land sales (www.fonatur.gob.mx/frames/hom/nofertas/index.html) and to a page about Fonatur (www.fonatur.gob.mx/frames/hom/...\framesfona_p.html) that only prompts an error message.
on a site are sure to discourage shoppers, and the group found several at Walmart.com.
It is full of misspellings and dead links
. Even more egregious, it is not even an encyclopedia but an index, a far cry from the very high-quality, well-organized real free encyclopedias.
In addition, a total of 241 of the citations were duplicates of other pages (thirty-five of the duplicates were also dead links
Frequent crawling ensures that current documents are included in the index, and documents no longer available (dead links
) are eliminated.
The suite consists of QuickTest, an icon-based user experience simulation scripting tool, LoadTest, software to allow the simulation of many simultaneous users hitting a web site at once, and SiteManager, which scours sites for dead links
and missing content.