4 Simple Tools to Find Broken Links in your Site

Broken links or a 404 error is a webmaster’s nightmare. The task of detecting linkrots becomes even more challenging when the website is huge. Here are 4 tools that can make this task easier for you, by detecting Broken Links in your Site.

W3C Link Checker – Checks and detects issues in links, anchors and referenced objects in Web pages or full Web sites. Enter the url or webpage address you want to check and click on the ‘Check’ Button. The tool takes sometime to analyze and detect the broken links. There are various other options given in the screenshot below that can be selected while checking links.


Xenu’s Link Slueth – Is a very popular desktop program that checks your websites for broken hyperlinks, images, frames, plug-ins, backgrounds, local image maps, style sheets, scripts and java applets.


Link Checker FireFox AddOn - Check the validity of links on any webpage. Once you have installed this Addon in FireFox, choose ‘Check Page Links’ in the ‘Tools’ menu or right-click on any webpage using FireFox, to invoke this tool.


Dead-Link-Checker – A simple web tool that requires JavaScript enabled to detect broken links


Other Link Checkers - http://linkchecker.sourceforge.net/other.html

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1 Response to "4 Simple Tools to Find Broken Links in your Site"
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    August 3, 2012 at 11:36 AM

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