View Poll Results: How often do you check your sites for broken links?

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  • I've never used any tool to check for broken links.

    2 13.33%
  • The last time I used a tool to check for broken links was years ago.

    1 6.67%
  • The last time I used a tool to check for broken links was about a year ago.

    1 6.67%
  • The last time I used a tool to check for broken links was between 9 and 12 months ago.

    0 0%
  • The last time I used a tool to check for broken links was between 6 and 9 months ago.

    0 0%
  • The last time I used a tool to check for broken links was between 3 and 6 months ago.

    1 6.67%
  • The last time I used a tool to check for broken links was between 2 and 3 months ago.

    0 0%
  • The last time I used a tool to check for broken links was between 1 and 2 months ago.

    2 13.33%
  • The last time I used a tool to check for broken links was between 2 weeks and a month ago.

    2 13.33%
  • The last time I used a tool to check for broken links was within the last 2 weeks.

    6 40.00%
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    Question How often do you check your sites for broken links?

    Links break for lots of different reasons. Websites can disappear altogether or they can be reorganized. Even if you don't have many links to other websites, making changes to your own site can break links.

    How do you handle broken links? Do you check your sites regularly for issues, and if so, how do you do it? Do you use tools like Xenu or Screaming Frog to find bad internal and external links on your sites? Do you review crawl errors reported by Google Search Console? And when you do check for broken links, do you find it is a worthwhile effort in that you find changes you should make or not?

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    I use SEO profiler which audits the site once a week and that gives me any broken links as errors. It is infuriating though when you correct all that are broken and then a couple of week's later it shows 2000 broken links courtesy of Corals. I did notice a slight increase in the serps once the errors had been corrected though but that could of been down to meta data being corrected as well
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    same. before that was checking once in 2-3 months, but missing quite a lot.
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    ScreamingFrog - for a fast audit of my casino affiliate program website

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    Use the Broken Link Checker plug in on the WP sites. It checks all links on a weekly basis (user setting). I get an email if there is a bad link or broken image.
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    after every major modification and/or host migration

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    SEO Audit is indeed a handy tool for this.

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    never,because i work with brain.

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    Same as Chips, use the WP plugin

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    Broken Link Checker is a good plugin for wordpress sites, just install and configure: the rest is the plugin's job.

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    We use ahrefs for this, but I have to admit we don't check for broken links very often...
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    One a week. It all depends on how much content I have published lately.

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    I check Google Webmaster tools daily and then use Xenu every few weeks, as I find some casinos have a habit of changing their links without notifying their Affiliates

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chips View Post
    Use the Broken Link Checker plug in on the WP sites. It checks all links on a weekly basis (user setting). I get an email if there is a bad link or broken image.
    Brilliant!!
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