Tuesday, January 25, 2011
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For these reasons I recommend that you check for broken links on your site at least twice a year.
Now if you have a large blog or website it would be impossible to check all the links manually right? Luckily there is a great tool that you can use for this purpose, called Xenu's Link Sleuth, or simply Xenu.
Don't worry you won't need to pay anything, just download it and install on your computer (it only runs on Windows).
Here is the official site: http://home.snafu.de/tilman/xenulink.html
The design of the site is horrible, I know, but it is a legitimate project.
Once you have the tool running, just type the URL of your website and it will start crawling all the links. Link verification is done on "normal" links, images, frames, plug-ins, backgrounds, and so on.
You will be able to follow the process, and in the end you will see a report with all the broken links, redirects, valid URLs and more.
It is really a nifty piece of software, and a must have on the tool-belt of any webmaster.
Make sure to visit again at http://www.anilkmishra.blogspot.com, for latest trends and techniques in ICT.