Broken Links - Search Console

by Trix8
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Hi There,

Anyone using Google Search Console for identifying broken links on a site? Do you think is good or are you using any other tool for that?

Thanks,
T
#broken #console #links #search
  • Profile picture of the author AdvanceSolution
    use this tool for checking your broken links of website http://www.brokenlinkcheck.com/broken-links.php

    Thanks
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  • Profile picture of the author dave_hermansen
    I am not sure if you are talking about checking other sites for broken links or are talking about checking your own site. If you are talking about your own site, which I think you are, just use the Screaming Frog SEO Spider.
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  • Profile picture of the author webdevpro
    Usually rely upon the Google Webmaster Portal for most of my sites and also run this Broken Link Checker for analyzing specific pages.
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  • Profile picture of the author paulgl
    I have no idea why anyone needs some broken link checker for their sites.

    Don't you check everything you do? I do....this stuff aint hard...

    The day I need a broken link checker for MY sites, is the day I go off the net.

    Paul
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    • Profile picture of the author dave_hermansen
      Originally Posted by paulgl View Post

      I have no idea why anyone needs some broken link checker for their sites.

      Don't you check everything you do? I do....this stuff aint hard...

      The day I need a broken link checker for MY sites, is the day I go off the net.

      Paul
      Sometimes, you get rid of a page and substitute another one or you get rid of a page and don't have a substitute. This happens frequently on sites where one product has been discontinued and a new one replaces it or no viable replacement exists. If you do a lot of internal linking, it is sometimes easier to run things through Screaming Frog to find all of the places where you have linked to the old page than it is to rely on memory or hunt and peck.

      Yes, you could 301 the old page to a new one but that is not as good as linking to the new, correct page in the first place. And, when a viable replacement page doesn't exist, I think it is better to get rid of the internal link than to have it come up as a 404 or re-direct to someplace like the home page - not a good user experience.
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  • Profile picture of the author Trix8
    Hi! thanks for your answers Ill try to use the tools you mentioned.

    In regards to Search Console, the broken links that appear on the Crawl Error section are broken links that can be either internal or external. If I want to send a list of broken links to the developers to fix them, which is the best way to do it with Search Console?. As far as I can see you can download the list of errors but how they can identify in which page this error is found?

    Many Thanks,
    T
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