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

April 4, 2024 1 reply
It's not easy to understand but when it's finally figured out it does provide help in eliminating or fixing pages that are no longer attached how they should be.
May 9, 2023 1 reply
Do not install this module because it does not do the right thing. They don't inform you about the features and options in advance, precisely because they don't have time to help you. The free version does not completely help you to solve the problem with broken links. There are free modules that already do the job much better! I'm sorry because I wasted my time with AIOSEO (correct) or All in One SEO (correct), but not AIO SEO (incorrect) or All in 1 SEO (incorrect) or AISEO (incorrect). Who does the Branding Guideline help? Too much self-esteem and too little interest in the community!
April 20, 2023 1 reply
The moment a plugin asks me to connect to an external service, I deactivate it. What is the point of adding a plugin to help with a LOCAL issue that does NOT need to be dealt with OUTSIDE WP??
April 19, 2023 1 reply
Sorry guys but there's no way in hell I'm providing my credit card details just to create a "free", mandatory account. Especially when the description says you need my credit card "to avoid disruptions of service if you exceed the generous quota for your free plan" - in other words, if my site happened to have more than 200 links, you would then automatically upgrade me to a paid plan and charge my credit card, presumably without asking me first. (There is no indication in the description that you'd ask me first, and I have no reason to believe you would). That's a deal-breaker, especially as I have no idea how many links my site has in the first place, before actually creating this account and providing my credit card details. How am I supposed to know in advance whether the free 200 link-checks is sufficient for my site, or if you're gonna start charging me right away? If you want folks like me to try your plugin, then you need to allow us to create a genuinely free account - with no credit card details needed - and only prompt us to upgrade to a paid account if/when it's actually needed. Otherwise your plugin looks very much like a scam, or bait for a paid service. Also, you should support PayPal as an alternative to credit card.
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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.

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Change log

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.

New in Version 1.0.5

  • Updated: Significant improvement to link status scan success rate.
  • Updated: Links report is now ordered by newest URLs first.
  • Fixed: E-mail (mailto:) and callable (tel:) URLs are no longer indexed.
  • Fixed: Updating links not working in some cases due to missing trailing slash.

New in Version 1.0.4

  • Updated: Significant performance improvements to the recurrent broken links scan.
  • Updated: Moved Post Title and URL values in URL info modal to their own rows to provide them with a bit more space.
  • Fixed: HTML anchors and URL params are now stripped from URLs before they are indexed and checked.
  • Fixed: URLs with capitals are no longer lowercased before being checked.
  • Fixed: Plugin conflicts due to Vue version mismatches.
  • Fixed: Action Scheduler actions now automatically clean up their logs after they ran successfully.

New in Version 1.0.3

  • Fixed: Admin menu is no longer restricted to users with “edit_plugins” capability.

New in Version 1.0.2

  • Updated: Broken links scan starts immediately after user connects to their account.

New in Version 1.0.1

  • Fixed: Link status scan ID sometimes not stored correctly, causing the scan to be rescheduled.
  • Fixed: Dismissed links are no longer periodically rechecked.
  • Fixed: CSS issue when user has a very high quota.

New in Version 1.0.0

  • NEW: Initial release.