We used to pay for a link-checking service to check all of our websites for
broken links (inbound, external, internal, orphaned, the gamut) and then
send weekly email reports to the specific webmaster. This enabled us to keep
link-rot away (provided we paid any attention to the reports).

We stopped that service (expense outweighed benefit at the time), and the
need is arising again.

What do you use to check for broken external links on your sites? I know we
can check for internal/orphaned links in Dreamweaver, but I don't know of a
free way to check all external links within a site, or of a reputable paid

Your thoughts welcome!


Megan Dushin, Web developer/coordinator
Institute on Community Integration | College of Education and Human
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