Meta Forensics Alternatives

    Meta Forensics is described as 'website architecture, internal link and SEO analysis tool that helps identify unseen website problems on your website'. There are nine alternatives to Meta Forensics, not only websites but also apps for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Linux and Wine. The best alternative is Xenu's Link Sleuth, which is free. Other great sites and apps similar to Meta Forensics are LinkChecker (Free, Open Source), Scrutiny (Paid), DRKSpiderJava (Free, Open Source) and Total Validator (Freemium).

    This page was last updated Feb 21, 2020

      • FreeProprietary
      • Windows
      • Wine
      Xenus Link Sleuth checks Web sites for broken links. Link verification is done on "normal" links, images, frames, plug-ins, backgrounds, local image maps, style sheets, scripts and java applets.

      Discontinued

      Last updated in 2010

      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      • Linux
      LinkChecker is a free, GPL licensed website validator. LinkChecker checks links in web documents or full websites. Check websites and HTML documents for broken links.


      • Mac
      If you need more features than only a website link checker - such as XML sitemap (conforming to the standard protocol), html validity, essential SEO checks such as page title, headings, meta description and keywords - then try Scrutiny.
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    1. DRKSpider is an open source website crawler (sitemap generator) and link checker. Features: Generates a website tree matching site's navigation hierarchy. Sitemap exporter for search engine optimization: generate sitemaps for Google, Yahoo and other engines.
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      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      Total Validator is an HTML validator, an accessibility validator, a spell checker, and a broken links checker all rolled into one tool, allowing one-click validation of your website.


    2. A1 Website Analyzer can crawl websites and collect data to be used for finding site and SEO problems. Filter results to see which URLs are blocked by robots.txt, which are noindex, nofollow, canonical to self, canonical to other, response codes etc.
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      • FreeProprietary
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Firefox
      Link Evaluator is a Firefox extension designed to help users evaluate the availability of online resources linked to from a given Web page. When started, it automatically follows all links on the current page, and assesses the responses of each URL (link).

      Discontinued

      The official site is 404 and it is no longer available on the Firefox site as an addon. Just reviewed it for Curlie.org and have deleted it there. I found it reviewed in a few places but not active as a download.

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    3. Check for broken links on any website. Links that don't work damage your search rankings and provide for a poor user experience. No downloads - just enter the name (URL) of the website you wish to check.
      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Mac
      • Windows
      TechSEO360 essentially offers crawling of huge websites, collects and shows just about any technical SEO related information you want and can create all types of sitemaps including XML with hreflang information, image, video and HTML/CSS/Javascript.
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