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How To Fix Broken Links Using These 8 Free Tools

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Whether you run a WordPress blog or any other like Blogger, searching for broken links manually is a hectic process. Since the process involves manually checking each post, the time you spend doing the same is irreplaceable unless you use one of the best free tools to automate the process.

Like we know, fixing broken links is one way which can boost your overall website traffic since visitors keep returning knowing that you direct them to existing sites or posts internally. Additionally, fixing your broken links allows search engines to dig your site deeper, something which can lead to overral search ranking.

In this post, I have shared up the best free 8 broken links checker tools you can use and say bye bye to them. If you really want to see an improvement, you got to try them out and let your website do it automatically.

8 free broken links checker tools

If you are not so sure if your website or blog has some broken links, below are some of the tools which you can use to locate and possibly fix them.

1. Google Webmaster Tools – If you have a GWT account, you can use the Crawler errors feature and find all of your site broken links. Get started here www.google.com/webmaster

2. Bing Webmaster Tools – Bing too has a a broken links feature which can be used to detect any broken link on your site. Start here www.bing.com/webmaster

3. Broken Link Checker – This checks for the internal and external broken link and its a free online tool located here www.brokenlinkcheck.com/broken-links.php

4. XML-Sitemaps – This is a free online tools which has a standalone script which can be used to create sitemaps in addition to finding and fixing all of your website and blog broken links. Get stated here www.xml-sitemaps.com/broken-links.html

5. Website Clean Up –  www.websitecleanup.com/broken_links.php

6. Link Tiger www.linktiger.com

7. Sping Traxwww.springtrax.com

8. Urban75 www.urban75.org/tech/links.html

Fixing broken links

  • Redirecting them to related post and content pages
  • Creating related contents and using those exact pages
  • Adding a search option for example the one provided by Google
  • Adding a list of related links on your site.
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Now that you have found all possible broken links on your blog, the next thing is to fix them and which you can do by using any of the following above.

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Written by KWS Adams

My name is KWS Adams . (Call me Kateregga). I am an IT addict who loves playing around with computers and internet. Computers help me try out different things while turning them into reality, while the internet powers me stay live online. Besides computers, I am a project planning and management professional with an Award obtained from MUK, one of the oldest and best Universities in Africa. Find me on Twitter, Facebook and Whatsapp. Find more on how to contact me using the contact me page.

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  2. The article is really informative and lists vital tools necessary to webmasters and SEO engineers.

    I would recommend.

    • Thanks David for the comment. When it comes to online success with websites, there are tools which must be used and that is why at The Konsult Hub, we do share with others for all.

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