How to find broken links on website?

landon

Is there a simple way to find which old links are broken on a website. We have some pretty old blogs entries with links, and I’m sure some of them are bad. I’d rather not go back and check one by one (click...good, click….good, click….not good).

Answer this Question

Answers

4 total
jimlynch
Vote Up (12)

You can use the free W3C tool:

http://validator.w3.org/checklink

SteveCare
Vote Up (10)

You can check in online tools. That gives good result.

More:  Web Development Auckland , http://auckland.fortuneinnovations.com/

blackdog
Vote Up (9)

You can use a few different tools for this. You can purchase software, but I usually just use a website, brokenlinkcheck.com. It works pretty well, and is free. I have had issues with a few websites where I get a redirect error message though, so it’s not perfect.

Carla Manini
Vote Up (6)

You can always look into your Google Webmaster Tools account and check for problems in the Crawl area. You can see if some pages lead to a non existent page or missing document.

 

Google Webmaster Tools

Ask a question

Join Now or Sign In to ask a question.
Journalists, nurses and plumbers are among those who drink more coffee than people in technology
A new study of GitHub data reveals characteristics of successful open source projects
Wyvern securely rolls five programming languages into one.
The latest rankings of programming languages show a landscape that’s increasingly fragmented, but still dominated by the old guard
In the competition for developer talent, offering a good cup of joe could give your company an edge
I’ve said it all along that battery life was going to make or break this smart watch. Now that the Moto 360 is finally here, my fears have been confirmed.
Apple has added a list of rules about how developers can use HealthKit, HomeKit, and keyboard data.
App Store rejections may not be the hot-button issue it was a few years ago, but for developers, it's still a chief area of concern. To give app makers a little clarity and direction, Apple published a new page to its Developer site that outlines some of the most common reasons an app gets rejected from the App Store.
A new study of open source project growth suggests that choosing a permissive license can help your community to grow faster
Wishing your Raspberry Pi had more power for all those hardware hacking projects you have planned? There's a new barebones board on the market that may better fit your needs, and right now you can sign-up for your chance to get it for free.