When you are working on many pages lets say 100 to 1000 pages, some times we do mistakes that we forgot to give links for the respective URL’s – it turns to a Broken Link (nothing but a 404 error). It will become a nightmare for the webmaster to get hold of these broken links from those 100 pages. To get rid of these types of head-aches, we have online web tools as well as desktop tools which tells us about where these broken links exists in a page or number of pages. You can easily find out and rectify these types of errors.
Below listed are most widely used tools by most of web masters, and I would like to recommend these tools since this going to help us a lot in finding out these errors very easily:
1. W3C Link Checker (Web Tool)
This is a web tool launched by W3C, this Link Checker looks for issues in links, anchors and referenced objects in a Web page, or recursively on a whole Web site. Link checker is part of the W3C’s validators and Quality Web tools – W3C Link Checker
2. Web Link Validator (Desktop Tool)
This Web Link Validator checks for Site Integrity, Syntax Validation, Automatic Reporting and it runs on any system that is with Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003/Vista – Web Link Validator
3. Xenu’s Link Sleuth (Desktop Tool)
It check websites for broken links and links verification is also done on “normal” links, images, frames, plug-ins, backgrounds, local image maps, style sheets, scripts and java applets. It has got many more additional features, if you want to know more about the features, please to click here for the same.
4. Dead-Links.com – Free Broken Link Checker (Web Tool)
Put in your website or weblog home page URL in the input box and a little spider will read the html code and check for the broken links – Dead-Links.com – Free Broken Link Checker
5. LinkChecker 0.6.3 by Kevin Freitas (Browser Add-on)
LinkChecker 0.6.3 is a very good firefox add-on, it check the validity of links of any webpage – LinkChecker 0.6.3
6. LinkTiger (Web Tool)
LinkTiger has got very good features like there is no software installation, just register and find out whether your site has got any broken links, it even scans CSS, PDF, Flash, & MS Office files – LinkTiger
7. Link Checker Pro (Desktop Tool)
Link Checker Pro is the leading solution for website analysis and the detection of broken and other problem links. Link Checker Pro combines powerful features and an easy to use interface and is robust enough to deal with corporate websites containing 100,000 links or more.
Link Checker Pro
Hope the above listed tools may help you in finding out broken link in your site.
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