Xenu's Link Sleuth Alternatives for Linux

    Xenu's Link Sleuth is not available for Linux but there are some alternatives that runs on Linux with similar functionality. The best Linux alternative is Screaming Frog SEO Spider. It's not free, so if you're looking for a free alternative, you could try LinkChecker or Beam Us Up. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 25 alternatives to Xenu's Link Sleuth and seven of them are available for Linux so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Linux alternatives to Xenu's Link Sleuth are DRKSpiderJava (Free, Open Source), Link Evaluator (Free), SenSEO (Free, Open Source) and WebSite Auditor (Freemium).

    This page was last updated May 5, 2021

    1. The Screaming Frog SEO Spider is a small desktop program (PC or Mac) which crawls websites’ links, images, CSS, script and apps from an SEO perspective.
      • 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.
      Most users think LinkChecker is a great alternative to Xenu's Link Sleuth.


    2. Discover broken links, uncover missing page titles, duplicate content and identify other problems with our SEO crawler software.
    3. 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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      • 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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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Firefox
      SenSEO is a Firefox Extension analysing on-page SEO criteria and was created by Nico Steiner.
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    4. Making smashing optimized web pages has never been that easy.
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