How to Check Broken Link of Your Blog using A Desktop Software

You know that interlinking is such an enormous technique that might be accommodating for every newbie to trim down the bounce rate. But the same thing may be opposite if your interlinked links are broken. There are so many types for detecting broken links. 404 error is the worst error ever. Your blog may be hit by Google Penguin within a few days/months. On other end, by broken links you are giving a bad experience to your readers. So, you ought to check broken link in your site.


If you are on WordPress, you can make use of a plugin, Broken Link Checker, to check broken link in your site. But if you are on Google Blogger, then? There is no way to check broken link. At such like a situation, you can use Google WebMaster Tools to make out crawl errors and 404 not found errors. But that might take a long while which depends on crawl rate.

Alike them, you can also give Windows software a try which is smoothly running on Windows 7. You can call it as Xenu. Checking your entire site is very easy with this simple and easy to use tool.


  • Check broken link in text, image and sitemap
  • SSL support
  • A good result for broken links
  • Broken link check for plugins

How to check broken link using Xenu?

At first install this software on your machine and open it. Then navigate to File >> Check URL.

You can either check one by one or multiple at once. To check multiple links, you have to write all links in a text file after one by one. Therefore, navigate to File >> Check URL List.

You will come across to the following screen after selecting the first option. Enter your url and click Ok button.

Check Broken Link

That’s all! Hope this software will help you a lot.

Download:- Xenu

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