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Web Site Link Verification Testing Tools

These tools check for broken links, images, and missing pages by going deep into multiple levels of the site for verification.

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Link verification tools help maintain and manage large websites quickly to ensure that not a single user clicks on a dead link or sees a box for a missing image. These tools check for broken links, images, and missing pages by going deep into multiple levels of the site for verification. Good tools don’t just tell you that links are dead, but also tells you exactly where they are for easy fixes. The tools below are ones that QA Mentor uses to help make sure site visitors are not frustrated by pages that don’t work.

Product Vendor Tool Description
AccVerify/AccRepair HiSoftware Verify, Correct, Monitor and Manage your WebSite and Web Based Applications for W3C and Section 508 compliance.
AppLoader NRG AppLoader is a load and functional testing software that simulates hundreds or thousands of end users interacting with your application.  It is protocol independent and works with any application accessible from a window desktop. Including: Java, .NET, Ajax, Flex, and Flash. You can simulate the load using the browsers the end users are expected to use.
AppsWatch NRG Appswatch is an automated testing tool for performance, Web testing, SLA monitoring and alerting. It runs tests from the user’s Desktop. It is protocol independent and works with all Web applications.
ChangeAgent   Web site repair and maintenance application.
CSE HTML Validator AI Internet Solutions HTML, XHTML, CSS, link, spelling, and accessibility checker available. Windows application
Cyber Spyder Link Test Aman Software Web site management program to be used for verifying that the URLs on a site are not broken and for analyzing site content. Shareware.
Dead Links Dead Links Free online spider based link checker. You only have to input the index page and the spider will crawl your website looking for broken links. Also gives advice for search engines.
HTML Candy Anetto Software New-age software for final preparation of HTML pages. It is able to fix a wide range of problems with HTML syntax, including tags, styles, attributes, attributes’ values, deprecated and obsolete elements and attributes.
HTML Tidy W3C A very nice tool that fixes common errors and prints HTML. Free
InFocus SSB Technologies Tool for making Web sites compliant with Section 508 requirements for access by the individuals with disabilities.
Link Checker Pro   Link Checker Pro is a link checking tool for websites and has been tested on sites containing more than 100,000 links. It can export results in a number of formats and provide a graphical view of the website structure. Internet service that validates websites for broken links on a daily basis. When errors occur, you will receive an e-mail alert. features rich reports, e-mail notification, highlighting of broken links and no-software installation.
LinkRunner Viable Software Alternatives Dead link detector for Windows
LinkScan Elsop LinkScan is an industrial-strength link checking and website management tool. The LinkScan family of products delivers flexible test automation capabilities for the entire spectrum of web based applications. Customers include Fortune 1000 companies such as Hewlett Packard, government agencies like NASA, as well as many smaller businesses.
LinkSleuth Xenu Dead link detector. Free
Link Validator REL Software Link checker and site management tool for webmasters to check links for accuracy and availability, find broken links and links containing syntactic errors. A free “lite” version is also offered.
MOMspider UCI Robot link checker. Free
Ramp Ascend   Testing and remediating websites and web based applications for integrated accessibility for Section 508 and WCAG compliance.
Real Validator   HTML syntax checker for Windows
Truwex website QA tool Erigami Free online tool for evaluating website accessibility, privacy, performance, quality, and broken links. Shows issues on a web page map and in the HTML code.
WebLight Illumit Finds broken links and markup problems, and identifies relationships between URLs.
WebQA Watchfire Report on over 40 errors including, Search engine optimization, Site inventory, Web accessibility (now includes Bobby reports, Section 508, W3C’s WCAG), Corporate standards. Can also manage meta data and create automated test scripts to test site functionality.


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