HelpBroken link checking
Broken link checking
Having broken links on your site will lead visitors to leave immediately. It will also mean that search engines will penalize your site and may stop you getting the ranking you deserve.
Sprawk's WebAudit helps you track down broken links before your customers or the search engines do.
Internal broken links
These links are from one page to another on your web site. The links may also be to a PDF document or other non-HTML content. These links usually occur if you delete or rename a page on your site. One fix is to setup a 301 permanent redirect to a replacement page within your web server.
Broken links to images
Even if they are not visible to you or your visitors, broken images on your pages can cause unnecessary load. Browsers can cache images that exist, but will keep trying to load broken images on every visit to your web. This request will also slow page the page load process, making your site seem slower.
External broken links
These links are from one page on your website to another site. These occur more frequently and are harder to track since you have no control over the other sites' behaviour. To fix these errors you can (i) stop linking to the other site completely, (ii) link to the front page, or (iii) manually find the new correct link and update your page to link to that.
Daily broken link reporting
Sprawk's web robot crawls your site based on your account and settings. It records all problems found and will send you a daily web audit email report with all problems found. The WebAudit robot will return every week or so to check for improvements. You can also request that Sprawk reindex the page immediately if you have made major changes that you want tested straight away.
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