Online Broken Link Checker

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Summary of the features
- Checks your websites and blogs for dead links
- Can scan an unlimited number of web-pages*
- Validates both internal and external URLs
- Shows the location of problematic links in your HTML
- Reports error codes (404 etc) for all bad URLs
- Runs on Windows, Mac OS X, Linux / UNIX, and iOS
* The free version has a 3000-page limit, however there are
   no limits on number of hyperlinks within those webpages!

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Finding and fixing link problems has finally been made easy!

This free online Checker / Validator not just tells you which of your hyperlinks are dead but it will also show to your where exactly those stale references locate in your HTML code! Such a unique feature makes our checking service stand out from other available problem detection tools, and makes it very convenient for a webmaster to find bad URLs and clean them in no time. It's never been so easy to locate and fix dead weblinks!

This free website validation tool reports only hyperlinks that are really broken - unlike other popular tools which list both good and bad weblinks all mixed together making it's very hard to comprehend and work with such "noisy" information. Also our linking problem finder analyses the entire site - its web-content as a whole, keeps track of issues already reported, and doesn't repeat the same invalid URL unless you ask about it: the tool is very flexible.

Why having broken weblinks is so bad?

Dead hyperlinks on websites are not just annoying – their existence may cause some real damage to your online business as well as to your reputation in the Internet!  

Because of that a web-site may:

  • Lose some of the existing customer base (current users sooner or later will get frustrated enough to never come back)
  • Get problems with getting new customers (because of the dead weblinks people simply won't be finding things/pages they are looking for).
  • Damage your reputation online (most of online customers consider stale hyperlinks as demonstration of no respect to them from the site's owners)
  • Have negative impact on your website's ratings with major Search Engines like Google, Yahoo, Bing etc

All that presents issue so serious that people sometimes say the "link rot problem" (or linkrot) referring to it (as you may already know "rotten" weblink is just another name for the same "dead URL" situation.

What is the nature of invalid hyperlinks?

With growth of web-site content it's getting harder and harder to manage relations between individual webpages and keep track of hyperlinks within a site. Unfortunately there are no perfect web-site integrity tools or services that can enforce proper relationship between pages, keep track of moving content, webpage renames etc, and update corresponding URLs automatically. With time this causes some hyperlinks become obsolete, stale, dangling, and simply - dead because they don't lead to valid pages anymore, and web-users are going to get 404 response codes (infamous Page Not Found errors) or other unsuccessful HTTP responses each time when they try to access the web-pages. Modern content management systems (like Joomla!) and blog software may aggravate the problem even more - by replicating the same dead weblinks across numerous web-pages which they generate dynamically, so people can be getting 404 errors much more frequently. All the just described happens to internal links all the time.
With external / outbound ones the situation is even worse: the website you are linking to can change names and locations of their websites any time without any notice. The external servers can be brought down (temporarily or forever) or their domains expire or be sold. Alas you don't have any control over such things so the only good remedy would be performing regular sanity tests probing each single outgoing reference to make sure it's still alive.

Why you need our online link checker

Due to lack of adequate problem detection tools (aka URL validators, web spiders, HTML crawlers, website's health analyzers etc) it's really very hard to identify what exact local and outbound hyperlinks became dead, and it's even harder to fix those because for cleaning you need to know precise location of the broken linking tag in the HTML code: without that you will need to scan through thousands source lines to find exact HREF (or other linking sub-tag) that causes the problem.

This is exactly where our on-line URL Checker truly shines: it will check your entire site - crawl all pages searching for issues and will detect invalid webpage references on your website telling you precisely where to fix those! For each bad hyperlink found (both internal and outgoing) you will see a screen that contains page source and highlights the actual HTML tag containing the non-working url, so you can correct the rot right away and eventually repair your blog very quickly.

As 100% online tool running in the Internet our free Website Scanner & Problem Detector can be used on any computer no mater if it's iMac, PC, MacBook, notebook / laptop, iPad (or even iPhone), Droid or some other mobile device, and whether it runs Windows, Mac / Apple OSX, iOS, Android, Chrome OS / Chromium, WebOS, Linux or UNIX. It's been made Microsoft Windows 8 / 8.1 compatible as well! All popular browsers are fully supported including (but not limited to) IE, Firefox & Mozilla, Chrome, Opera and Safari. All this makes this analyzer a true cross-platform SEO tool always ready for your use! Moreover, our HTTP server spider is capable of crawling and checking any website no matter if it's coded by hand - with pure HTML / XHTML, or is based on PHP, ASP, JSP, Cold Fusion etc or is built using Drupal, Joomla, WordPress, DotNetNuke, Magento, or any other CMS and e-Commerce platforms. Because of that many web-developers and webmasters use our crawler for testing their projects - to quickly detect and address issues if any.

We are getting a lot of positive feedback and many webmasters name this service as one of the best tools available on the World-Wide-Web. Try it yourself to see why it's so popular!

More cool & free features are coming soon including higher limits, MS Excel report export, and for SEO experts - additional configurational parameters.

There is also a commercial version of this checker available that allows scanning without limitations of the free demo edition. In particular it's able to validate sites of any size (it's not a no-limit one but the page limit can be set as high as you need), scan individual sub-folders (URLs with slashes), get results exported in CSV format, and have automated reports produced for you by scheduled runs. For details please contact us anytime.

 

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