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how to mass check broken links?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by mak3r, Feb 4, 2015.

  1. mak3r

    mak3r Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    i have a big list of urls and want to check which of them are broken
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    ow can i do that?

    i tried to use XENU but it doesn't generate an yreport for me (all reports are empty) and i can' export broken url list (though it shows me which URLs he foun to be broken there's just no way to copy them)

    thx
     
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    1. First up is Broken Link Checker. This plugin monitors links in your pages, posts, comments, and even custom fields.

    2. Xenu's Link Sleuth is a free Windows app that scans entire websites for broken links. Just provide a URL and it will take care of the rest.

    It runs a comprehensive scan that checks for broken links, images, frames, backgrounds, stylesheets, and scripts.
    It has other uses beyond finding broken stuff. Xenu can also help you check for duplicate content, missing alt text, page depth, site structure, and more.

    You are probably not using this tool well.

    3. Screaming Frog is similar to XLS. It's a standalone desktop app for Windows, Mac, and Ubuntu. Give it a URL and it'll scan the entire site.


    Authenticating your WordPress site with Google Webmaster Tools is the best way to understand how your site is perceived by Google.

    When Google encounters broken links on your site, aka crawl errors, you'll be notified through the Webmaster Tools dashboard.

    4. The W3C Link Checker tool checks links (obviously!) and provides recommendations based on what's detected.

    5. Lastly, LinkChecker is a comprehensive tool for validating websites.

    It's the most technical option in our list, sporting a command line interface, desktop app, and web app.
     
  5. HighRage

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    Screaming Frog will help you surely .