Link Checkers

It is recommended that you test your links on a regular basis, either manually or by using software that can crawl webpages and locate 404 errors.

While some software includes link-checking functionality as part of a larger suite of products, there are also free tools available for page-by-page link scans.

  • The W3C Link Checker automatically scans pages for both broken links and links that could be updated (currently pointing to redirects)
  • The free version of Screaming Frog’s SEO Spider tool scans pages for broken links and runs on both Windows and Mac OS. Once you run the scan, you can export the results in a CSV or Excel file.