Unverified Link Status and HTTP Code in Link Detox (DTOX)
What is an Unverified Link Status?
A link marked as “unverified” means that when Link Detox tried to crawl the link it could not verify that the link was present. This can be because the website blocks our crawlers. Other reasons can be, for example, that the site was temporarily down.
Link Detox is however able to show the reason why the link was not verified by showing the HTTP-Code and the Network Errors..
Why are unverified links important to you?
Link Detox crawls all the links we get from our sources and those you upload. However, there are some special sites, such as reddit.com, that usually returns a 429 Error Code. This is probably to make it hard for content scrapers.
If Link Detox cannot verify a link because our crawlers are blocked it does not necessarily mean that the link is dropped, so it is marked as unverified.
If Link Detox cannot verify that a link exists, you should not assume that it has been dropped.
It is helpful in certain edge cases where a link is shown as ‘Unverified’ to have the option to see the specific (technical) reason why Link Detox was not able to crawl the link.
The HTTP codes are for the advanced users. In Link Detox Classic the HTTP codes are not shown by default. You can enable the HTTP-Code column here:
In Link Detox the column is now called "Source HTTP Code" and is enabled by default:
Improvements in Smart
In Link Detox Smart there are new fields:
· Target HTTP Code
· Source Network Error
· Target Network Error
Target HTTP Code is enabled by default, the Network Error columns can be enabled here:
Link Detox now has Link Redirect Loop detection and new crawlers with improved retry logic. This gives a much better understanding of the reasons that a link is reported as unverified.
Created by • Last edit by on Jun 29, 2019