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Tuesday, 26 September 2017

Dead Link Checker - change of ownership

DLC Websites, the new owner of

In August 2017 changed ownership, from Traffic Names Ltd to DLC Websites. The transition went as smoothly as we could have wished - thank you for bearing with us. We will of course be continuing to provide the same great products and customer service that you have come to expect.

We've a number of ideas for future enhancements to Dead Link Checker, but if you have any suggestions for improvements then please let us know!

Wednesday, 7 December 2016

How sharp is your deadlink checking tool?

If you’re told it’s the best one for the job in hand, then it must be …right?

Well, maybe not.

Introducing, the resource for checking dead link checkers.

It’s common knowledge that in today’s highly competitive online market, maintaining a healthy website is essential to keeping it search engine friendly and to keeping visitors engaged.

According to Moz, “Usability and user experience are second order influences on search engine ranking success. They provide an indirect but measurable benefit to a site’s external popularity, which the engines can then interpret as a signal of higher quality.”

On the surface, a couple of dead links might not seem like a big issue, and in the SEO world there’s some debate about their impact, but they can affect rankings by having a negative effect on usability. Changes in user behaviour due to broken links could result in the search engines assuming that visitors are not being given quality content – thereby lowering rankings.