No matter how careful you are about how you upload your images or link to articles, there is always a chance that you will end up a few broken links and images over the long run. Catching these broken images can become quite a task especially if you have been creating content for quite long time. Fixing these when you have only 100 articles on your website may not be that hard. Try 10,000 articles and you are going to have a disaster on your hands. Thanks to Broken Link Checker, you can catch these links and get notified automatically without dedicating even a second of your time doing so.
Broken Link Checker for WordPress automatically finds links that are broken on your website. It sends you notifications as often as you prefer. It also can change the style of broken links to make your job easier. Here is the fun part: you can stop Google from going through broken links on your website until they are fixed. That can be huge as Google may slap your pages if it finds too many broken links on it.
Broken Link Checker can handle regular links, image links, and video URLs. You do have the option to exclude certain links from being checked by this plugin. Once this plugin finds broken links on your website, it notifies you in its back-end, saving you time finding and fixing these links.
When using Broken Link Checker, you do not want to go overboard with your check period. Checking your links too often can put additional load on your servers. I personally prefer checking my links every 7 days. Unless you are doing a terrible job of linking to articles or have a main source of articles that has been removed (with thousands of your links becoming broken in the process), there is no need to check your links that often. Whatever your decision, you won’t have to spend time actually tracking your links yourself as long as you have Broken Link Checker installed.