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Finding outbound links FROM my site.
Jasp




msg:3886522
 5:36 pm on Apr 6, 2009 (gmt 0)

After much googling I've been unable to find an answer to how I find out what external pages my sites link to.

My sites have mostly user generated content and I cannot follow it all so I'd like to use a service that can tell me what external sites my pages point to.

Anyone know of a service that could tell me this?

 

Jasp




msg:3886528
 5:40 pm on Apr 6, 2009 (gmt 0)

Live's linkfromdomain is useless by the way. It only shows 1 link.

buckworks




msg:3886554
 6:15 pm on Apr 6, 2009 (gmt 0)

Try running a dead link checking program (better yet, run more than one) and see what it reports for outbound links.

BradleyT




msg:3886714
 9:42 pm on Apr 6, 2009 (gmt 0)

The standard software here is going to be Xenu Link Sleuth.

phranque




msg:3886948
 7:43 am on Apr 7, 2009 (gmt 0)

what BradleyT said...

Jasp




msg:3887115
 12:55 pm on Apr 7, 2009 (gmt 0)

I need a web service really.

W3C's Link Checker sorta does the job.

BradleyT




msg:3887293
 5:19 pm on Apr 7, 2009 (gmt 0)

Well if you can't use software then you could write a bot to traverse your site and save to a DB the header status for all outbound links it finds. Something like that would only take a few hours to code. Doing exactly what you need to do with the data would probably add on a few hours more.

I'd put it up on your favorite freelance site, it's not a difficult job.

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