• Very cool, this looks like a really useful tool. Thanks for sharing it, I probably would never have heard of it otherwise! -Rachel

    • My pleasure Rachel :) How are you enjoying the tool so far?

      • Rachel

        I've only used it a couple times so far but it seems like a great tool.

        • It is :) It's like a very specific and descriptive Google webmaster crawler tool – and it's free

  • Looks pretty cool. Is there a Mac version?

  • Hi!

    Thanks for the share, I just downloaded the tools and it is busy scanning my URL’s, and let me tell you, there are thousands of broken links.

    Now, it will be all great and stuff to have this list, but how exactly would you go by deleting or fixing them? Surely you don’t want to have to go and delete or fix each one individually especially if there are thousands?

    I have the Broken Link Checker plugin for WordPress installed as well, but most of my broken links are in the CommentLuv comments, and Broken Link Checker doesn’t pick those up…

    I hope there is a way to remove these links other than with Google Webmaster Tools.

    • Hey Ruan,
      As of now there’s no other way than to redirect them (if there are multiple exactly-the-same-links that point to a broken website) or delete them. SEO has a lot of manual labor that you have to put up with. Life’s like that :)

      • So now you found that huge list in Xenu. But where do you actually go to delete them? Especially if they are from comments in the CommentLuv comments?

        Do you need to go to your comments in your dashboard and then go through each and every comment and check the links by manually opening them up and see if the present any error pages?

  • Harry Smith

    Your post is such a great & this tools very much helpful in Web Development
    Thank You

  • Thanks for sharing, i will diffidently use it to crawl my blog

    Thanks again :)

  • Daniel Evans

    Xenu is very good, I just wish it wouldn’t ask you if you want a report every time you run it, the format of the report is horrible, far better to export a spreadsheet of the results.

  • Graham O’Shea

    We provide a free SEO auditing tool at https://www.seopler.com It has all the functionality off XENU and much much more. As it it cloud based it takes up no local resources and is much faster than XENU. A free trial is available.