Broken Link Checker

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For search engines, as well as for users, the authoritative sources are the ones that provide current content, supplementing relevant existent sources . Unfortunately, referring sources often vanish or an accidental typo happens and then a website starts referring to non-existent sources, which will cause a decrease in its authority. Since, same as people, the search engines don't trust a content that would lead to non-existent content, you should regularly check your content section to see if it contains links to non-existent sources, with broken link checker in Marketing Miner.
Step 1

Import URLs that a user needs to get data about

To import data, the user uses the section URL Miners, where he imports URL dataset using one of the methods of import. In case of Broken Link Checker, it's probably best to upload a sitemap of a web that a user wants to check.

Example of URL input through clipboard in the section URL miners

It is useful to give the report a name, by clicking on Dataset name that makes it easy to be identified. In case a user wants to save input dataset for future use for different purposes, they can check the box Save dataset.

Example of saving dataset

By pushing this button, a user gets to the miners selection.

Step 2

Non-existent link analysis processing

Same as an example below:

Example of checked miners procedure

User then clicks on Get data, which will move them into data processing section. Based on data volume, they are processed in the background and once completed, results are emailed to a user.

Example of output

Column description

List: Broken Link Checker
Input DataURL that the miner checked
DestinationURL sources that return error status code
Status Codestatus code of error URL (in case that a miner did not find any error link, it returns 200)
TypeA type of link (internal/external)
Step 3

Output analysis

An output can then be analyzed by the user with a use of tools that can work with XSLX outputs. We recommend these step-by-step instructions of analysis below

Excel instructionsLink to download tool
OpenRefine instructionsLink to dowload tool
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