It can be quite frustrating for a user to find broken links while browsing through a website. The problem is that over a period of time a website is bound to suffer from broken links. This can be due to website content deletion, careless tagging and hyperlinking, failure of website components (e.g. a widget) and the like. Broken links can result in loss of visitors, search engine ranking, revenue, and can greatly damage a website’s reputation. For this reason it is necessary for webmasters to check their website for broken links on regular basis. LinkChecker is an open source broken link checking tool which checks a specified website or webpage for broken links.
Just enter a website or web page URL and click Start to initiate the scanning process. It must be noted that checking for broken links can take a very long period of time if your website has a lot of pages. When a link is scanned, the result section displays information about broken links found (if any), valid URLs and warnings.
The URL can be viewed online, copied to clipboard and a parent source can be checked from URL right-click context menu. Apparently, one might see a lot of errors when the scanning process is completed, however, many a times this can be due to your website’s security settings. Nonetheless, an experienced webmaster is likely to be able to easily identify actual broken links and errors on his/her website. If you are interested in a broken link scanner with more advanced options, check out Fast Link Checker Lite.
LinkChecker works on Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7.
Check Websites And Webpages For Broken Links With LinkChecker
Fri, 05 Aug 2011 09:05:39 GMT