Carnegie Mellon University Website Home Page
 

Step 5: Check Links

Link checking verifies whether a collection's links are accessible. This is accomplished by stepping through each reference made by each page in your collection; this includes links to other pages, images, form actions, and redirects.

Quick tip: Keep an ongoing schedule to check links, ensuring they are not broken.


Link Checking Tools

Manually checking a single page for broken links can be easy, but a group of pages can make the process daunting without the help of a tool. Here are a few recommendations to get you started with link checking:

Tool Supported OS Cost
W3C

Browser-based

Free
Integrity

Mac

Free
Scrutiny

Mac

Varies
Xenu Link Sleuth

Windows

Free
Screaming Frog SEO Spider Tool

Windows, Mac, Linux

500 link limit before purchase
 
Last Updated: 01/28/14