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The process by which Internet links on a website or search engine lead to a URL that is no longer available. A word of advice to any up-and-coming bloggers or Internet writers in general—don't litter your writing with links to external sources because link rot will inevitably set in.
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n. the gradual fading away of URL links in a web page. (The URLs are replaced by newer addresses or simply are deleted.) After a month or two, linkrot sets in and your links become deadends, one by one.
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