Check Links: How To Check Links On Your Site And Remove Dead Links

Check Links: Check Your Site For Dead Links

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Check Links

Blogging is built on linking. One blog links to another and then to another. But what happens when one of the blogs you are linking to is retired, deleted, moved or changed domains?

The link becomes dead. If you think you check links regularly, you can never check every single link on your site.

Bad links need to be removed to improve:

1. Readability: If a reader clicks on a dead link, it can cause reader frustration and give the impression that your blog is old and out of touch.

2. SEO: A dead link is looked upon unfavorably by search engines.

How Do You Check Links On Your Blog And Remove Dead Links?

You can browse through your whole site and click on each link individually. One by one link checking is extremely time consuming, especially for larger and more established blogs.

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There are many link checking tools available and below, we’ve listed the tools that have received the highest reviews.

1. Link Valet

Link Valet is a WWW Link checker. When you enter the URL of an HTML page on the Web, it will fetch the page, and print a report on it. Link Valet will also spider your site. When a link references another HTML page at the same site and hierarchy as the URL, Link Valet will recursively follow the link and prepare a similar report on the page referenced.

2. W3C Free Link Checker

This Link Checker looks for issues in links, anchors and referenced objects in a Web page, CSS style sheet, or recursively on a whole Web site. For best results, it is recommended to first ensure that the documents checked use Valid (X)HTML Markup and CSS.

3. AnyBrowser’s Link Checker

The Web is a volatile, changing place. Pages and sites change, move and disappear daily, breaking important links in your site. Here‘s your chance to verify that your links are still valid.

4. HTMLHelp Valet Link Checker

Another comprehensive version of Link Valet Link Checker.

5. NetMechanics Link Checker

This automated tool quickly checks your site for broken links, bad HTML, spelling errors, load time, browser compatibility, and more. Check links with this.

To check links is not the most riveting blogging work, but its important to maintain your blog up to a high standard and make sure your readers aren’t being sent to broken and dead links. Check your links now!

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3 Responses

  1. Tymnenventy says:

    I had no idea how many bad and broken links I had on my blog

  2. Mobil says:

    Google hates dead links on websites. Thank you for this

  3. Plastic Surgeons says:

    Whoa! This blog looks just like my old one!
    It’s on a completely different topic but it has pretty much the same layout and design.
    Outstanding choice of colors!

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