How to find broken links on HTML pages

Published on 15 February 2020
Last Updated on 10 March 2021
How to find broken links on HTML pages
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In this blog post we will discuss how we can use Broken Link Checker for finding broken links and broken anchor tags on HTML pages.

Links are an integral part when it comes to SEO, also known as Search Engine Optimization.

So we must observe all the broken links on a specific page and make sure they are either fixed or removed from the page itself to make sure that the page has valid links.

Removing broken links reduces SEO penalty on a specific page.

Fixing broken links can help users easily navigate the page.

We have already written a blog post regarding, folliowing topics and you might want to check them out:

Because of all the above reasons it is now critical to fix all broken links on a page.

What are anchor tags

Anchor tags, also knows as the a tag in HTML are used for linking two HTML documentations together.

By making use of this tag, we can connect two different documentations.

However these links can become broken because of various reasons.

In this article we are going to document one of the best tools for finding broken links on a specific page.

The name of the product is Broken Link Checker. And it can downloaded by using links given below:

The product displayed above is available for various web browsers including Chrome and Opera.

Broken Link Checker is a rule best link checking tool used for finding broken links on a specific hostname.

Once you have added a rule for a specific hostname, the extension is capable of automatically finding all the broken links displayed on a specific hostname or a page.

As you can see in the screenshot given below, it is described how to add a new rule for finding broken links on a specific hostname.

Broken Link Checker

After adding the rule, you might want to click the “Apply Changes And Reload” button.

Broken Link Checker

In the image given above, you can notice that the extension adds a “green” tick for verifying whether links are broken or not.

If you want to add new rules for detecting other broken elements then one can use other features provided in "Broken Link Checker" for finding various other broken elements.

Thank you for reading this guide! We hope that you have fonud this guide useful!