Broken Links Check

Broken links are frustrating for your customers, undermine confidence in your web site, and can impact your search rankings. Good job SiteSentry is here to check your site and let you know about any problems!

What does this check do?

SiteSentry will crawl your site every day and let you know if it finds any broken links. We'll produce a report that shows you the broken link, the page it was found on, and the HTTP status code that the web server returned.

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Settings

Web sites sometimes implement a feature known as "rate limiting" to prevent them being overleaded with requests, so SiteSentry lets you tweak the broken links check to reduce the load our web crawler places on your website and so reduce the risk of it being blocked.

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Pages To Crawl

By default we will crawl up to 100 pages on your site. For many sites this is sufficient, but you can increase this limit up to the maximum allowed by your current plan

Crawl Speed

By default, our crawler will make two simultaneous requests to your website every 0.25 seconds, but you can now speed this up, or slow it down, to manage the load on your website.

There are 5 available options so, whilst the default will be fine in most cases, you can now pick whichever works best for your website: