Xenu's Link Sleuth
Written in Visual C++, Xenu is a popular computer program that looks for broken hyperlinks and websites. It is a proprietary software that is available for free.
This Link Sleuth runs on the Windows operating system. It was recognized as the fastest link-checking software by the PC Magazine.
It has some amazing features like:
- Finding the least linked-in pages
- Increasing the crawl rate by reducing the number of outbound links of each page
- Optimizing page load time by keeping track of large images and pages
- Images that do not have an alternative text can be found easily
- Identifying issues related to a site’s internal duplicate content