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The Broken Links Finder of SitesRun is not just tells you which of your hyperlinks are dead or unavialable, but also to show where exactly those stale references locate in your HTML code!
This unique feature makes our checking service stand out among other available problem detection tools - by making it so easy for webmasters to find bad URLs and clean up them in no time. It's never been so easy to locate and fix dead lins.
This tool also reports only hyperlinks that are really broken - unlike other popular tools which list both good and bad weblinks all mixed together making it very hard to comprehend and work with such "noisy" information. Also our linking problem finder analyses the entire site - its web-content as a whole, keeps track of issues already reported, and doesn't repeat the same invalid URL unless you ask about it: the tool is very flexible.
Dead hyperlinks on websites are not just annoying – their existence may cause some real damage to your online business as well as to your reputation in the Internet!
Because of that a web-site may:
All that presents issue so serious that people sometimes say the "link rot problem" (or linkrot) referring to it: as you may already know "rotten" weblink is just another name for the same "dead URL" situation.
With growth of web-site content it's getting harder and harder to manage relations between individual webpages and keep track of hyperlinks within a site. Unfortunately there are no perfect web-site integrity tools or services that can enforce proper relationship between pages, keep track of moving content, webpage renames etc, and update corresponding URLs automatically. With time this causes some hyperlinks become obsolete, stale, odd, dangling, and simply - dead because they don't lead to valid resources anymore, and visitors are going to get 404 error codes (infamous Page Not Found messages) or other unsuccessful HTTP responses each time when they try to access the web-pages. Modern content management systems (CMS like Joomla!) and blog software may aggravate the problem even more - by replicating the same dead weblinks across numerous webpages which they generate dynamically, so people can be getting 404 errors much more frequently. All the just described happens to internal links all the time.
With outbound ones the situation is even worse: the website you are linking to can change names and locations of their pages any time without any notice. The external servers can be brought down (temporarily or forever) or their domains expire or be sold. Alas you don't have any control over such things so the only good remedy would be performing regular sanity tests probing each single outgoing reference to make sure it's still alive and NOT pointing at some non-existing content.
Due to lack of adequate problem detection tools (aka URL validators, web spiders, HTML crawlers, website's health analyzers etc.) it's really very hard to identify what exact local and external (outbound) hyperlinks became dead, and it's even harder to fix those because for cleaning you need to know precise location of the broken linking tag in the HTML code: without that you will need to scan through thousands source lines to find exact HREF (or other subtag) that causes the problem.
This is exactly where our on-line URL Checker truly shines: it will check your entire site - crawl all pages searching for issues and will detect invalid webpage references on your website telling you precisely where to fix those! For each bad hyperlink found (both internal and outgoing) you will see a screen that contains page source and highlights the actual HTML tag containing the non-working url, so you can correct the rot right away and eventually repair your blog very quickly. That way your visitors won't be annoyed with Page Not Found errors anymore!