FindBroken Beta

Here’s something I’ve been working on for the last month or so: It’s an automated link checker that periodically scans your site for broken links and alerts you by email if any are found. Basically, it’s like a hosted version of the Broken Link Checker plugin, only simpler and not WordPress-specific.

The site is still in early beta, so some features may a little rough around the edges or just plain missing. Nevertheless, I encourage you to go check it out and let me know what you think. All feedback is welcome.

What already works

  • Add/remove sites.
  • Monitor multiple sites with one account.
  • Automatic daily scans.
  • Email notifications.

What doesn’t quite work

  • The crawler that I use is slow to get going. Sometimes it can take ~30 minutes before any progress is visible.
  • Redirects are currently not followed.
  • There’s a fair amount of false positives. Luckily, most of them are temporary and don’t show up when using the “persistent” filter.
  • The site could use some UX love.


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41 Responses to “FindBroken Beta”

  1. M.K. Safi says:

    I see. Well, thanks for this service still. It was great while it lasted.

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