What is the difference between "clicks on broken links" and "clicks on links"?
By Sean Needham
In Quality Assurance, we show the number of “clicks on broken links” within the Broken Links table:
Quality Assurance -> Links -> Broken Links -> Clicks on broken links
We also show the number of “clicks on links” in the Quality Assurance Inventory:
Quality Assurance -> Inventory -> Links -> Clicks on links.
These figures will often be different for the same link as they refer to different metrics.
Clicks on broken links
In the broken links table "clicks on broken links” shows how many times the link has been clicked since the last time it was discovered to be broken.
It will reset any time the link changes status, i.e. if the link responds 200 OK and then broken again, the click number will be reset.
Clicks on links
The "Clicks on links" column in the Inventory table keeps track of the number of clicks on a link over a 30-day period - regardless of whether a link's status code has changed in the meantime.