Broken Link Checker
SEO | 25.10.2016
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.
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.
By pushing this button, a user gets to the miners selection.
Non-existent link analysis processing
Same as an example below:
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
|List: Broken Link Checker|
|Input Data||URL that the miner checked|
|Destination||URL sources that return error status code|
|Status Code||status code of error URL (in case that a miner did not find any error link, it returns 200)|
|Type||A type of link (internal/external)|
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 instructions||Link to download tool|
|OpenRefine instructions||Link to dowload tool|
|Tableau Public instructions||Link to download tool|