Fast Link Checker

Fast Link Checker 3.1

An advanced tool to find broken links on web sites
5.0  (2 votes)
3.1 (See all)

Even a personal website can get very large as time goes by. The number of links keeps growing and it is hard to keep track of all of them (in some cases, it is almost impossible). A broken link results when the content that it is linking to is no longer available. This happens when a file is deleted, a website is no longer available or some URL changes. Many online tools scan your site and give you a report about dead links, but the advantages that Fast Link Checker has over them are also many.

This program does not impress with the graphics and interface (it actually has an old kind of look). However, that seems to be its only disadvantage. The scanning speed is ultra-fast, the multithreaded algorithm works flawlessly, the scan process is very customizable and the results/statistics include a lot of useful data.

Although this utility is very fast, it will take a very long time to scan a large website. The ability to exclude certain areas, objects, and domains can decrease the scanning time considerably. After the scan is complete or partially complete, you can view the site layout if you want to. This is a very interesting and useful feature, showing you the structure of the website in an easy-to-understand and well-organized tree. The utility can also create a sitemap that is useful for SEO (search engine optimization).

The trial version allows you to test the product for 30 days. The starting price for the full version is affordable but it lets you scan just 5000 links. For an unlimited number of links, you will have to pay more but if you are earning money with your website, you will probably find that it is worth it.

Alexandru Andrei
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Review summary

Pros

  • Fast
  • Many options
  • In-depth customizing of the search process
  • Sitemap generator
  • Easy-to-understand site layout generated

Cons

  • Interface looks old and could be a little bit better organized
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