The creator of Comment Luv is currently giving away a free plugin to clean the broken links quickly that you might have in your comments area.
Checking my site recently with the broken link checker plugin I was surprised to find a number of “broken links” in the comments section. Most of the comments containing broken links originate from Facebook. A number of people commenting have changed their profile url to something more customized like “likeleanneking” rather than the previous series of numbers.
Broken links can be a negative factor with the search engines. If the search engines find a number of broken links on your site then it affects the user experience of a visitor. Fixing these broken links regularly should be added to the “to do” list.
You can see how the Comment Luv Link Cleaner works in this short video by creator Andy Bailey:
In order to get the plugin you have to “like” comment luv on Facebook.
As I had already “liked” Comment Luv I had to “unlike” it and then “like it” again. I expected to get a download page on the “like” but got nothing 🙁 So then I checked my email thinking my pressie would be there but nothing …
So far a plugin has not hit my inbox but other people seem to have been luckier.
If you have retrieved the Comment Luv Link Cleaner plugin then let me know how you managed it!