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Keeping Track of Your Site Links

Lateral-Linking Table

 The lateral-linking table will help you keep track of embedded lateral links and ensure that, if your site changes, that broken links are repaired or removed.  For example, if a destination page is removed from a site, the table will let you know every embedded lateral link that led to it.  You can then go back to the source pages and remove the (now) broken links.

 Note: If you’re working on a large site, you might find it useful to keep separate lateral-linking tables for each Web site section.


Source page: Web section, title, and URL, if necessary

The sentence or paragraph that includes the link.

Destination page:

Web section, title, and URL, if necessary

Date link created

Date link removed




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