How Broken Links Will Chase Your Visitors Away and Hurt Your SEO Efforts

Search engines see links as a vote for a website’s quality. Links to your website and links within your website can affect where your website ranks in search results. Because of this, it’s best practice to either remove or update broken links.

Cleaning up broken links can add context to your website, improve user experience, and make content within your website easier for visitors and search engines to discover. On the other hand, websites with too many broken links can be a signal of low quality to search engines.

Internal Links

External Links

How to Check for Outbound Broken Links

Finding the outbound links that are broken is only half of the job, now it’s time to fix those links! This is the more time consuming step. Export your list from Ahrefs, and start chipping away at it. If it’s been some time since you’ve audited your outbound links, or you have never audited them, then you will likely have a lot to correct.

List of Tools to Check Your Website Brokens Links

ToolsRatingsPriceFree VersionCool FeaturesType
YesThe whole website audit,
backlink tracker, keywords rank tracker, SEO monitoring.
Online Tool
SEMrush5/5Pro: $99.95/ month,
Guru: $199.95/ month,
Business: $399.95/month.
NoPerforms deep link analysis, can check backlink types, links’ geolocation, etc.Online Tool
Screaming Frog4.7/5From 149.00 EUR/yearYes (Till 500 links)Custom Search and Custom extraction with support of Robots.txt to check performance.Desktop Application
Google Webmaster4.5/5Contact Google for Pricing.YesSEO Optimization for most hunted websites on the GoogleOnline Tool
Dead Link Checker4.2/5From $9.95/monthYesFeature of Site Check, Multi Check and Auto Check.Online Tool
Xenu’s link Sleuth3.5/5Free available without any subscription plans.YesGood for Temporary network issue and supports SSL certificates and Site map.Desktop Application
Ahrefs Broken Link Checker3.5/5From $99/month(Trial for $7 for 7 days)NoNotice backlinks of competitor’s contents and display picture of Do-follow and No-Follow links.Online Tool
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