How to check broken pages in Google Search Console

Have you ever noticed a broken website link and stayed there for a while?

Here, we will show you how to use Google Search Console to check for broken links on each page, and how to check them easily.

1. How to register to Google Search Console

First, you need to register with Google Search Console.

For details, please refer to the registration method for Google Search Console .

2. How to check broken pages in Google Search Console

After logging in to Google Search Console,

  • 1. Click [Coverage]
  • 2. Make sure that [Error] is selected
How to check broken links in Google Search Console

On this screen, you can check whether the Google crawler was able to access the page.

If you see the error "The URL sent was a 404 error", you have a broken link.

In this way, you can check broken pages in Google Search Console, but it is not possible to determine which pages these links are located on.

3. How to check broken pages in Anatomy

The access analysis tool "Anatomy" that "visualizes" Google Analytics allows you to quickly find broken pages.

  • 1. Click [Number of updated pages]
  • 2. Click [broken link]
How to check broken links in Anatomy

If the color of the tile representing the page is red, the page has a broken link.

You can also check broken status codes and newly added / deleted links in a list.

Link list display function of Anatomy

Broken links often occur when the site changes, but using Anatomy makes managing links easier.

Conclusion

Leaving a broken link can be a factor in lowering your bounce rate and search ranking. If you are a little troublesome with Google Search Console, please try "Anatomy" once.

If you have any concerns about Google Analytics settings, such as not being able to measure the pages you care about, a service that can diagnose the settings of Google Analytics is also included.

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