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    Broken Links:

    Links for which pages are not found or there is a change in main URL that's why it is showing broken.
    Dead hyperlinks on websites are not just infuriating , but there presence may do some serious vandalization to your online business and its reputation in the internet .

    Impacts of Broken Links:

    • It will negatively impact on your usability and website's rankings with major search engine tools.
    • Broken links are not just displeasing their existence may cause impact to your reputation in the internet
    • It may cause lose some of the existing customer
    • You will find difficulties with getting new customer because people won't be finding things(pages) they are looking for due to dead links
    • It will harm your reputation on market

    There are number of tools to check for your broken links:

    1. Xenu's Link Sleuth(Windows only)
      (Download link http://home.snafu.de/tilman/xenulink.html#Download)

    2. Screaming frog SEO spider 4.1
      (Download link http://www.screamingfrog.co.uk/seo-spider/)

    3. http://www.brokenlinkcheck.com

    4. http://www.deadlinkchecker.com


    Steps to find broken links and redirected URL on web sites using Xenu tool:-


    1. Open the Xenu tool

    2. Click on File and click on Check URL
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    4. Enter URL of the application and click on Ok
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    6. When its complete open the status report


    Steps Using Screaming frog SEO spider:-


    1. Enter URL of The Website you wish to crawl in the enter url to spider box and hit Start.
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    3. To View Broken Links click on Response Codes tab & open Client Error (4XX) Filter.
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    5. By Clicking The In-links Tab to view the source of broken links

    6. To view the data in a spreadsheet, Use The Bulk Export > Response Codes > Client Error (4XX) Inlinks Export
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    8. Crawling A List Of URLs For Broken Links
      (To switch to list mode, simply click on mode > list in the top level navigation and youll then be able to choose to paste in the URLs or upload via a file.)
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