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Broken Link Checker by AIOSEO – Easily Fix/Monitor Internal and External links

Broken Link Checker by AIOSEO – Easily Fix/Monitor Internal and External links

Description

Broken Link Checker by AIOSEO ensures all links on your website are working. Check your site for broken links and easily fix them to improve SEO.

Broken Link Checker by AIOSEO – Easily Fix/Monitor Internal and External links

The Broken Link Checker by AIOSEO for WordPress is a must-have tool for website owners and managers. Its granular control and detailed reporting features ensure that your website’s links are healthy and functioning correctly, providing your visitors with a seamless browsing experience. With this plugin, you can detect and fix broken links quickly and easily, ensuring that your website is always up-to-date and running smoothly.

Unlike other broken link checker plugins, AIOSEO’s Broken Link Checker is offered as a SaaS and requires an AIOSEO account. This means that the tool is hosted on the AIOSEO servers, rather than being installed on your website’s server. This approach has several benefits, including preventing your server IP from being blocked, and avoiding hosting providers from forcing you to upgrade due to increased resource usage.

By using Broken Link Checker as a SaaS, you can rest assured that your website’s performance won’t be negatively affected, and that you’ll have access to the most up-to-date version of the service at all times. Additionally, it’s incredibly user-friendly and provides actionable recommendations for fixing broken links, making it an essential tool for maintaining the health and functionality of your website.

When you install this plugin, you’ll have the opportunity to register for a free account that includes scanning up to 200 internal links. Those 200 link credits will NEVER expire, and you’ll only be upgraded if you scan more than 200 links during the lifetime of your account. Or, if you already have an AIOSEO Broken Link Checker subscription, you can simply connect this plugin to it.

Link Monitoring

The Broken Link Checker plugin monitors all internal and external links on your WordPress website, ensuring that they are functioning correctly. It crawls your website periodically and checks each link to ensure that it is not broken. The plugin will also show whether or not a link worked properly (200 status) or worked with redirects (301/302 status) or was broken (404 status).

Granular Control

The plugin provides granular control over which post types and statuses it will monitor. You can choose which post types, such as pages, posts, or custom post types, the plugin will monitor. You can also choose which post statuses, such as published, draft, or pending review, the plugin will monitor to look for broken links.

URL Exclusions

You can exclude certain URLs from being checked by the plugin. For example, if you have a third-party tracking link that redirects to another website, you can exclude it from being checked.

Features

  • Monitors all internal and external links on your WordPress website.
  • Detects valid links, broken links and redirects.
  • Provides granular control over which post types and statuses the plugin will monitor.
  • Allows you to exclude certain URLs from being checked.
  • Schedules checks to run automatically at regular intervals.
  • Excludes links that are broken from search engine crawling.
  • Allows inline editing of links to reduce time spent updating each post.

Credits

This plugin is created by Benjamin Rojas and Syed Balkhi.

Branding Guideline

AIOSEO® is a registered trademark of Semper Plugins LLC. When writing about the WordPress SEO plugin by AIOSEO, please use the following format.

  • AIOSEO (correct)
  • All in One SEO (correct)
  • AIO SEO (incorrect)
  • All in 1 SEO (incorrect)
  • AISEO (incorrect)

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Reviews

June 19, 2024
When it comes to maintaining a healthy and optimized website, the importance of monitoring and fixing broken links cannot be overstated. With Broken Link Checker Pro by Aiseo, users are equipped with a powerful tool that simplifies the process of identifying and rectifying broken links, ensuring a seamless browsing experience for visitors. Even in its free version, Broken Link Checker Pro offers a comprehensive solution for detecting broken links across websites. The tool’s intuitive interface and user-friendly design make it easy to navigate and utilize its features effectively, even for those with limited technical expertise. One of the standout features of Broken Link Checker Pro is its efficiency in scanning websites for broken links in a timely manner. By promptly identifying broken links, users can take swift action to rectify them, preventing potential setbacks in terms of user experience and SEO performance. Furthermore, the detailed reports generated by Broken Link Checker Pro provide valuable insights into the status of broken links on the website, enabling users to prioritize and address issues efficiently. The tool’s proactive approach to monitoring broken links helps website owners maintain a high level of functionality and reliability. In conclusion, Broken Link Checker Pro by Aiseo, even in its free version, stands out as a reliable and indispensable tool for website maintenance. With its user-friendly interface, efficient scanning capabilities, and insightful reports, this tool empowers users to keep their websites free of broken links and ensure a seamless browsing experience for visitors. Overall, Broken Link Checker Pro by Aiseo is a valuable asset for website owners looking to enhance the quality and performance of their websites, making it a commendable choice for those seeking a comprehensive solution to managing broken links effectively.
June 9, 2024
The Broken Link Checker by AIOSEO is an essential tool for maintaining website health. It efficiently monitors and fixes internal and external links, saving valuable time and effortlessly improving SEO
June 6, 2024 1 reply
Deleted the plugin. I was leary about having to set up an account just to check up to 200 links for free – so I used a junk email address and fake name and phone (all required fields). Then it wanted my credit card… NOPE.. Free plugins are fine, I don’t need my credit card out there especially when I’m setting this up on client’s websites – totally unnecessary if you get the first 200 links free – you should not be asking to store my credit card info!
June 5, 2024
Haven’t had to see it action, yet, but like a good appliance, its always ready for action
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Contributors & Developers

“Broken Link Checker by AIOSEO – Easily Fix/Monitor Internal and External links” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Contributors

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Changelog

New in Version 1.2.1

  • New: Added a “Not Checked Yet” filter for new, unchecked links to the links table.
  • New: Added an alert to the link info modal to indicate the date when the link will be rechecked.
  • New: Added an admin notice to inform users when they have not connected Broken Link Checker yet.
  • Fixed: Image URIs could cause catastrophical regex backtracking, freezing up the site.
  • Fixed: Links with leading/trailing spaces in their URL or anchor text could not be edited or unlinked.
  • Fixed: Broken links sometimes not highlighted for pages and CPTs.

New in Version 1.2.0

  • New: Broken Links Highlighter – The new highlighter marks broken links on the frontend of your website, making it easier for you to find and fix them.
  • New: AIOSEO Redirects Integration – BLC now integrates with AIOSEO Redirects so that you can easily redirect broken links to a working URL.
  • Updated: Added additional inline error alerts for better user experience.
  • Fixed: URLs with encoded characters could not be scanned because they were incorrectly hashed in the database.
  • Fixed: URLs for media files (with the exception of images) are no longer indexed.
  • Fixed: Unified URL rows now correctly respect the included post types, included post status, excluded posts and excluded domain settings.
  • Fixed: When deleting a post, the confirmation modal now correctly shows up again.

New in Version 1.1.2

  • Fixed: PHP error causing settings screen not to load when using default excluded domains value.

New in Version 1.1.1

  • New: You can now exclude specific domains from being checked through the settings.
  • Fixed: Limit Modified Date setting sometimes not working because WordPress Core was overriding it.
  • Fixed: PHP notice when indexing links due to missing URL scheme.

New in Version 1.1.0

  • New: Unified Links – Duplicate links are now grouped together in the UI for an improved user experience.
  • Updated: Added support for PHP 8.2.
  • Updated: Added sorting for the URL column in the Broken Links report table.
  • Updated: Added a progress bar for the link status scan.
  • Updated: Added a confirmation modal to prevent user from trashing posts by mistake.
  • Updated: Improved performance of rechecking links in bulk.
  • Updated: Improved general performance of database queries.
  • Updated: “Broken Links” is now the default table filter after the link status scan has been completed.
  • Fixed: Various issues where updating, removing or force-rechecking certain links sometimes failed.
  • Fixed: Connecting to remote server sometimes hanged until the user refreshed the page.

See our changelog on aioseo.com for previous releases.