Finding broken links

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Finding broken links
« on: March 19, 2013, 04:30:56 PM »
I am using version 4.1.4 of the sitemap generator. I found this tutorial http://www.microsystools.com/products/sitemap-generator/help/find-broken-links-website/ on identifying broken links but it is regarding a different (older) version of the sitemap generator.

I have figured out how to filter teh analysis tab by error code. When I select one of the pages that resulted in a 404 error code, I don't find the page(s) that linked to it in the extended data. How do I identify which pages on my site contain links to pages that result in 404 errors? thanks

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Re: Finding broken links
« Reply #1 on: March 19, 2013, 05:20:00 PM »
Generally speaking, screenshots are only updated if the application looks radical different.

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Have you by any chance used any "output filters" during your website scan? Since these default to be removed post-scan, they will also not appear in any URL's "linked by" list.
(Setting found in: Crawler options | apply "webmaster" and "output" filters after website scan stop)

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Are you sure you selected the right sub-tab under "extended data". (This is actually not an uncommon problem that people are starring into "links [internal]", "links [external]" etc.)

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Do also make sure to check the "redirect from" and "used from" subtabs since these can also be where a 404 URL originates (e.g. a broken redirect)

Assuming none of above solves your problem, email details (including specific 404) + description to http://www.microsystools.com/home/contact.php
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