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How to find all dead links on site?

Discussion in 'Search Engine Optimization' started by underdog, Jul 10, 2007.

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    What is the easiest way to find all dead links on your websites. I ask because when I check my Google Webmaster account my site report deadlinks but does not show which pages they are on.
    SEMrush
     
    underdog, Jul 10, 2007 IP
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  2. prospector

    prospector Well-Known Member

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    Try Xenu - it will find all the broken links on your website.
     
    prospector, Jul 10, 2007 IP
  3. ahelpinghand

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    I recommend it too, it's really fast in efficient.
     
    ahelpinghand, Jul 10, 2007 IP
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    dhruv37 Well-Known Member

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  5. SEO Madrid

    SEO Madrid Peon

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    Nice tool. i use the google webmaster tools to find the error pages that the googlebot finds, but i think this gives a more clear report.
     
    SEO Madrid, Jul 10, 2007 IP
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    if you want to check the external links use something like php's script file_get_contents() to check each link exists.
     
    exipnos, Jul 10, 2007 IP
  7. tradeya

    tradeya Notable Member

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    click it all by yourself. :p joking. yeah http://home.snafu.de/tilman/xenulink.html is good to use or some people even offer a service to check a dead links and find new links for you. you could try those.
     
    tradeya, Jul 10, 2007 IP
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    _Lessy_ Well-Known Member

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    Add up one vote for Xenu - I've been using it for a long long time. Great tool!
     
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    Google Sitemap normally tells you if you have search engine visible dead links. The tools that were mentioned by the others are definitely great as well.
     
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    Lexiseek Banned

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    Once you find them, you have to remove them.

    If you're using PHP and MySQL you can easily use a regex to find the dead links, and then you can rewrite them and save to the database. Anytime you can combine two steps into one is well worth it.
     
    Lexiseek, Jul 10, 2007 IP
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    yes, as smb. said, XENU is the best.
     
    paladin2, Jul 10, 2007 IP
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    zebno Well-Known Member

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    XENU rocks :)
     
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    I also use and recommend Xenu. :)
     
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    Thanks guys, this forum rocks. Xenu it is, too bad Google Webmaster Central only tells you the link that is dead no the page that link is on. That would make it easier for us webmasters.
     
    underdog, Jul 10, 2007 IP
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    Never heard of Xenu before. Really nice little tool! Thanks.
     
    Zanswer, Jul 11, 2007 IP
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    that's lack on Google webmaster
     
    four27pm, Jul 11, 2007 IP
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    Thanks for sharing Xenu with us, it's really good
     
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    Thanks for the great tools!
     
    luckyNumber, Jul 11, 2007 IP