Using Deadlink Checker to Find Broken Backlinks





Hello everyone, Venchito Tampon here. Director of Marketing at SharpRocket. Today, I’m going to show you how you can use a deadlink checker in order for you to find any broken links on a page whether it’s on your website or it’s a website of another blogger or webmaster, that you can reach out for your link building campaign.

Let’s go straight to the tool that I’m going to use for this tutorial.


LinkMiner created by Jon Cooper of Pointblankseo. This can help you check webpages for any broken links. The good thing with this is that it helps you to pull some metrics, whether it’s a Moz DA, Ahrefs DR or Majestic TF or CF. This can help you check the quality of those links.

To get started with this, you need to install the LinkMiner as your Chrome Extension tool.


Click Install. Once you’re done, go straight to Settings, then Extensions – Options. You need to authorize Ahrefs, Moz or Majestic, whichever metric you are using for your campaign.


You can enable Total Links, External Links if you want the Total number of links to be displayed on the page. Also, you can check these third-party metrics whichever metric you are using.

I’d like to note this on-page element. This helps you to see the number of internal or external links on a specific page without actually using a third-party tool or plugging or grabbing the URL to a third-party tool.

It really works. It’s a productivity hack that you can implement.


Once you set up all the options that you need for you to check the quality of links. Also checking the broken links.

Let’s get started with trying to use LinkMiner.


This is a resource page on Global Addiction Association. If I am executing broken link building strategy, what I would do is to check if there are any broken links, I would find here and recommend and suggest to the webmaster.  if they would like to remove or replace these broken links with a link to a relevant resource as well as a link to my content.

It’s a value proposition that you can use for your outreach


Click the LinkMiner. And it’s processing around 1 minute or 30 seconds depending on the number of external links. Remember that you need to check if the link is actually working or not. Broken links are highlighted in red.

You will also see the HTTP code. Check if it’s actually working.  This is a page not found.

The good with this is that it helps you scale finding broken links within 5 seconds or 10 seconds depending on the number of external links.

You can use this for your broken link building strategy or checking any external links on your page in your website for you to monitor if there are any 404 pages.

If there is any broken link, that might dilute any link equity in your website.

I hope this short tutorial helps you.