Link checking is a crucial aspect of website maintenance and quality assurance. In the context of websites, external links are hyperlinks that point to pages or resources outside the domain of the website. These links are valuable for providing additional information, references, or collaborations. However, they can become problematic if they break or lead to irrelevant, non-existent content or worse.
However, maintaining links on your website can be quite cumbersome. Broken links are a bad user experience and might harm your website's SEO of too many internal links end in a 404 - page not found.
If the links are pointing to your website either from an external webpage or your website, you can use tools like the Google Search Console or the Joomla redirection component to report broken links.
However, if you have links pointing from your website to another there is no way to find these, other than visiting all your pages and checking all the links. Until now.
And even with a report on broken external and internal links pointing to your site, it can be a pain to find the links on your site. The destination of a link is often clear, the source not.
At some moment, this extension was named 'Broken Link Checker for Joomla'. In retrospect, a more proper name would be the more simple 'Link checking and reporting for Joomla'. As it does not only check broken links, it finds, checks and reports any links in your Joomla content.
This Joomla version is inspired on and developed from the Broken Link Checker for Wordpress.
Easy to setup
Easy to get started and deploy in your Joomla environment. Install the One-in-All package and start checking.
Extendable for any content
The link checker can be extended to extract links from any (joomla) component.
Exclude hosts and patterns
You can exclude hosts and path patterns to be excluded from checking or extracting at all.
One-Click Link Fix
Identify Broken Links
The Broken Link Checker scans all the content on your Joomla website, and checks all the links. Visit the Link Menu in your administrator to view them all.
Enhanced User Experience
Ensures that visitors to your Joomla website have a smooth and frustration-free browsing experience by identifying and fixing broken links. Broken links can be a major source of user dissatisfaction, and a broken link checker helps maintain the integrity of your site's navigation.
Improved SEO Performance
Search engines consider broken links as a negative factor when ranking websites. A broken link checker for Joomla can help you identify and fix these issues promptly, contributing to better search engine optimization (SEO) performance. By maintaining a healthy link structure, you can improve your site's visibility in search engine results
Time Savings and Efficiency
Manually checking for broken links on a website, especially one with a large number of pages, can be time-consuming and prone to human error. A broken link checker automates this process, saving time and ensuring a thorough examination of your Joomla site for broken links. This allows you to focus on other aspects of website management.
Preservation of Credibility
A website with broken links can give the impression of neglect or outdated content, potentially damaging the credibility of your Joomla site. Regularly using a broken link checker helps maintain a professional appearance, instilling confidence in your visitors that your site is well-maintained and reliable
Mitigation of Negative Impact on Conversion Rates
Broken links can deter visitors from taking desired actions on your website, such as making a purchase or filling out a form. By promptly identifying and fixing broken links, a broken link checker helps mitigate the negative impact on conversion rates. This is especially important for e-commerce websites or sites with specific conversion goals.