Milton Keynes, UK (PRWEB) January 6, 2009
This December saw British start-up technology firm Linkgraph Ltd release its debut product, the Linkgraph System - a unique tool to be implemented on websites across the Internet, that directs a visitor to the correct location of a page when they click an outdated broken link web-wide. For both the website owner and visitor the rewards are clear: information found.
A considerable annoyance to users of the Internet, the error 404 message is returned to a websites visitor when the page they request could not be found. While webmasters can and many do check and repair their own links, the fact that other website owners often do not do the same, results in dead links being commonplace on the internet - especially those pointing from unchecked sites to checked sites.
It is exactly this problem that the Linkgraph System seeks to resolve. Using an application on the server of a website to track the sites pages with a unique tag, and feeding this information through to the Linkgraph database, Linkgraph builds up a history of movements and filename changes to web pages, which can then be used by the widget to resolve the error 404. This widget is a simple piece of code inserted into the error message and displayed each time a visitor encounters a 404. When the visitor clicks an outdated broken link, provided the page still exists, the widget on the 404 page retrieves from the Linkgraph database the most recent working URL of the web page and displays a link to the page for the user to click.
Linkgraph have filed a patent application with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO); and while the firm is young and the system only just released, Linkgraph has nevertheless already received interest from parties eager to use the system.
About Linkgraph Ltd
Based in Buckinghamshire in the United Kingdom, Linkgraph was started in early 2008, and subsequently incorporated in May of that year. While the product is currently being distributed solely by Linkgraph, the company feels that a future partnership or even acquisition by such a firm as Google would be beneficial for all parties, and is as a result open to all such talks. Google is seen as particularly viable due to their existing 404 widget, which, if merged with the Linkgraph System would provide a very powerful combined service.
Future information may be found by visiting
Mr Oliver Loftus, Linkgraph Founder
Post: PO Box 2165, BUCKINGHAM, MK18 9AF, UK