Xenu's Link Sleuth Alternatives for Mac

    Xenu's Link Sleuth is not available for Mac but there are plenty of alternatives that runs on macOS with similar functionality. The best Mac alternative is Screaming Frog SEO Spider. It's not free, so if you're looking for a free alternative, you could try Beam Us Up or Integrity. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 25 alternatives to Xenu's Link Sleuth and 13 are available for Mac so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Mac alternatives to Xenu's Link Sleuth are Scrutiny (Paid), Sitebulb (Paid), DRKSpiderJava (Free, Open Source) and A1 Website Analyzer (Freemium).

    This page was last updated Oct 9, 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.
      • 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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      • Mac
      • Windows
      Sitebulb is an extremely powerful website auditor with the world's most insightful reporting system, winner of "Best Search Software Tool" at the 2018 UK Search Awards and the US Search Awards.
    2. Discover broken links, uncover missing page titles, duplicate content and identify other problems with our SEO crawler software.
      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Mac
      If you've maintained a website for any length of time, you'll know that links very quickly become broken. Unless you enjoy clicking every single link on your site followed by the back button, then you'll need to use a website crawler like Integrity!


    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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    4. 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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    5. RiveSolutions SEO Spider allows you to find and fix a huge mass of technical errors of your site. This allows you to achieve the best results in the ranking of the site and helps to take a leading position in the search results.
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      • FreeProprietary
      • Mac
      • Windows
      mTrawl checks every hyperlink and validates all your html with one click. Keep your site in great shape & your visitors happy.
      • 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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