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How to check external links are still working?

how can i check my site's external links still work



7:42 pm on Dec 9, 2003 (gmt 0)

10+ Year Member

Hi All,

I have a number of smallish site which all have lots of external links (they are small directory sites).

is there a way of checking to see if the external links are all working still?

I can use Dreamweaver to check links within pages but I am looking for maybe a free to download tool or onlne resouce were I can do this.



8:32 pm on Dec 9, 2003 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Senior Member 10+ Year Member

I wonder if one of the spider simulators would tell you if your links are all working?

Give it a shot...



5:59 am on Dec 10, 2003 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Senior Member 10+ Year Member

For folks without DW or similar CMS (like me), you can use W3C link checker to check links. It can be used on a page by page basis, or for a complete site. In just a few minutes, it will spit out a full report on the status of each link.


--Check linked documents recursively, recursion depth--

Check the box for linked documents and watch it go. (Leave the box for recusion depth empty. By default, it will follow the entire site.

Since the question came up, I just ran a 58 document site in 7.2 minutes.


11:00 pm on Dec 11, 2003 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Senior Member 10+ Year Member

Many people here (myself included) seem to be using the free XENU link checker, which runs locally on your site.