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    Checking deadlinks
    Hi all,

    Hope that some of the smart people here can guide me with this query.

    I have an affiliate site with more than 15,000 outgoing affiliate links in the database. It is physically impossible to check all the links for validity and I am sure a good number of them have already become dead. Most pages are indexed into Google so I can't move the page.

    Fortunately, I can track all the links through my backend database and this way I can have an excel sheet of 15,000 links.

    Is there any software or web app which I can use to validate all the links? This would save me months worth of work and hopefully improve Google rankings.

    Thanking you in advance.

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    Would Xenu work for you? It's been a long time since I used it.

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    ABW Ambassador JoyUnltd's Avatar
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    An open source program, LinkChecker might work for you. Has 3 interfaces (GUI client, web or command line) & versions for Windows, Mac OSX or Debian. Checks external links, but won't recurse into them. There's also a link at the bottom of the page to more link checkers.
    Last edited by JoyUnltd; July 2nd, 2011 at 07:57 AM.
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