dead link checker

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About Dead Link Checker

As you read this, broken links could be damaging your website. Aside from the annoyance they cause visitors, they can have an impact on rankings, traffic and conversions. Dead Link Checker crawls through your website, identifying dead links for you to correct.

Why you need to check for dead links

Dead links are bad news. They can damage your website by:

What Dead Link Checker can be used for

Dead Link Checker is a handy tool for webmasters, SEO professionals and agencies.
Webmasters can use Dead Link Checker to: SEO professionals and agencies can use Dead Link Checker to:

What we offer

To access the multi-site checker or auto checker, first log in or create a free account.

How it works

The URL you provide is scanned for links to other web pages. Any links which are found are then checked to confirm that they exist. If they do exist, and if they are on the same website as the original URL, then they too will be scanned for links.

The depth of this search depends on the 'scan type' selected - a quick scan only checks links on the page provided; a full scan goes to a maximum of ten levels.

The scan will respect the target site's robots.txt file - for more information visit

Excluding directories from the scan

The user-agent used by this site when scanning is ''. You can exclude directories from the scan by adding a section to robots.txt, such as:

 Disallow: /shoppingbasket/
 Crawl-delay: 1

This will disallow access to any pages in the shopping basket directory or subdirectories of it. The optional crawl-delay directive tells the scanner to wait at least one second between page requests on this domain. This can be used to avoid putting a high load on the server but it may result in the full scan taking significantly more time to complete.

For more information on broken links and link rot check, see here.

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Contact us

If you have any questions or feedback about the tool please email us.
Dead Link Checker
DLC Websites
118 Moggs Mead
United Kingdom
GU31 4PY