IIS Search Engine Optimization Toolkit
Finding broken links
Last post Aug 27, 2019 06:32 AM by steveposter
Mar 19, 2012 10:06 AM|EricBr|LINK
I have recently had to restore a site due to a server crash. I know that there are missing PDF files that are hyper-linked from multiple pages. How can I use the SEO Toolkit to find out what PDF files are missing?
Mar 19, 2012 11:10 AM|EricBr|LINK
I found the problem. If you have custom error pages, the broken links do not show up.
Mar 19, 2012 12:56 PM|CarlosAg|LINK
A couple of ways you might still be able to find them are:
1) Do a query for all "*.pdf" that returned HTML content type, something like (save below as query.xml and use the Report->Open Query):
2) Alternatively if your error pages are shown by a redirect, you can use a query for all .pdf that resulted in a redirect:
Aug 27, 2019 06:32 AM|steveposter|LINK
I would suggest brokenlinkcheck website, it is a free broken link checker. Also for small websites you can use site explorer.