Topic: Anybody know a good Link Checker?
HightonRidley Posted: Sunday, May 26, 2019 11:37:41 AM
...I should have said that it's based on Zazzle's rss feed mechanism, so if that breaks or has a hissy fit, it will have the same knock-on to the embedded product grid.

The upside of using Nifty is that the products will always be up to date - and as you add more binders that page will include more.
You set how many get requested - right now, it's asking for 60 but you only have 27, so that's what gets shown. When you design more, then more will be shown, up to the 60 I set up for it.

If you want to change the number, its in Step 1, under <more options>.
Topic: Anybody know a good Link Checker?
HightonRidley Posted: Sunday, May 26, 2019 11:30:17 AM
Anne wrote:
Thanks for sharing your insights! Much appreciated!
My website is organized differently, so I need to find some other solution ...

I had a quick look at your website. There is an option you might consider, and that's a Nifty product grid, embedded using an iframe.

Here's one I made
with Nifty for your wedding binders. If you scroll to the bottom of the page, you'll see where to get the code to copy and paste on a test page.

You can make your own any time with the Nifty Promo Control Panel. Use this link and it's mostly set up for you.

I'm happy to answer questions Smile

Topic: Anybody know a good Link Checker?
HightonRidley Posted: Sunday, May 26, 2019 9:32:44 AM
Anne wrote:
Thanks @hightonridley!
That might very well be the case.
Which creates a huge problem when a product (or more) is/are deleted.
So how do you solve that?

The way many deal with it is to use Zazzle's rss feed mechanism so that each visitor gets to see what the feed delivers.

The downsides are
1) Occasionally Zazzle's feed mechanism has a hissy fit and stops working. On average once a year over the last 3? Not sure about that, so don't quote me ;)
2) The feed works only for the .com domain, so if you're catering specificially for a different country, there isn't a perfect solution.

There are programmatic ways of finding out which country your visitor is from and then changing all the links to use that country's Zazzle domain. Again that's not perfct because some products the feed will deliver won't be available from that country's Zazzle domain.

So, no perfect solution Sad
Topic: Anybody know a good Link Checker?
HightonRidley Posted: Sunday, May 26, 2019 2:15:11 AM
Anne wrote:
Sorry if it's been asked before, but I could not find it.
I tried two plugins on WordPress to check for broken links on my site and they both said ALL links to Zazzle are broken!

If I try a general link checker it says all links are good and misses every broken link.
If I check manually I get a Zazzle popup after 5 links that asks me to verify if I'm a human ... :-( (needless to say it does not work very well considering the number of links to be checked).

Apparently Zazzle does something with redirecting that confuses links? I can't imagine this works well for search engines?
Wondering if anyone has found a workaround for this?
Thanks for your help!

It's very likely Zazzle's anti-bot mechanism kicking in. The behaviour of the link checker is probably causing it to be mis-identified as something malicious.
If it didn't, each product page link that was checked would register a visit to that product in its stats and giving them a view like this would defeat Zazzle's hide-a-product-after-a-long-period-of-no-visits approach?
Topic: Nifty Promo Control Panel - built for me, free to you
HightonRidley Posted: Saturday, May 25, 2019 1:25:07 PM
I've created a new summary graphic for Nifty. I hope it makes sense Smile