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how to find orphan pages !



5:18 am on Nov 24, 2011 (gmt 0)

Need your expert advise on how to find Orphan Pages !
I have websites and there are too many orphan pages. I tried Xenu to find out but didn't get proper result.
Please share your advise.. :(


9:21 am on Nov 24, 2011 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Senior Member piatkow is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 5+ Year Member

Never tried but basically the process is to list all pages then spider the site from the home page and eliminate the pages that are linked. If you have a site map then the mapped pages should be separately investigated as pages may be there but not linked.

You can do this manually if the site is small enough or I am sure that there is software available for larger sites but you may still end up with some manual matching to finish the job.


1:43 pm on Nov 24, 2011 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Administrator phranque is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member Top Contributors Of The Month

if your site is static html there's an option in xenu to look for orphaned html files in the site's root and sub- directories.

if you have inbound links to orphan pages you can find those using link discovery tools.
(RIP siteexplorer.yahoo.com)

any other url lists you have available such as your server access logs and search engine indexes should be diffed with your xenu-crawled list of urls to find the orphans.