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4/11/16
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Mahmud Haque

Should I delete these outbound links?

We have several outbound links like http://powellriverbooks.blogspot.com.es/2009_03_01_archive.html anchor text "Power Pack by Outdoor Products" and link URL outdoorproducts.com/proddetail.aspx?sku=4225OP. This destination URL is not valid anymore. Will these kinds of outbound links  harmful for my site? What if I redirect to the home page?
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JohnMu
4/11/16
JohnMu
Hi Mahmud
No, these URLs won't cause problems for Google. If these links point at URLs that no longer exist, they'll drop out on our side over time. 

However, if you know that the URL is broken, it would be nice to fix it for your users :) 

Cheers
John

4/11/16
Original Poster
Mahmud Haque
Hi John,
Thanks for the answer. In the homepage (outdoorproducts.com) we used several h1 tags in the slider. I think google follows only one h1 tag in a page. What is the solution of this?
JohnMu
4/11/16
JohnMu
Multiple h1 tags are fine, but I'd use them to explain the structure of the page. The popup is more obnoxious, in my opinion :). For the homepage, one thing I'd do is make it clearer what it is that makes your business unique; what is it that you do, which nobody else does nearly as well? What is it that you want people to know about your business when they first see your homepage? What is it you want to be found for in search? 

Cheers
John

4/11/16
Original Poster
Mahmud Haque
Hi John,
Thank you very much! I understand very clearly :). One last thing is if we change/update any content of our website like product description, Title, Meta description or edit URLs of other pages then should I request google for recrawling? 
 
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