How to track broken links

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Tracking broken links with Full Picture is very easy. You simply enable the “Track broken links” option in “Main settings” > “Global settings”.

After you do this, whenever a visitor reaches a non-existent page (404 page) the address of this page will be appended with “?broken_link_location=https://…” for example: https://mysupersite.com/contat-us?broken_link_location=https://mysupersite.com/about-us.

This example tells us 2 things.

  1. That a link “https://mysupersite.com/contat-us” is broken (leads to non-existent page)
  2. That this link can be found on page “https://mysupersite.com/about-us”

You can view a report with a list of these links in tools for traffic statistics, like Google Analytics or Plausible.