This feature will improve the quality of your Web site and its placement in search engines. By checking all of the images and links on your site prior to submission, you can increase your chances of inclusion in the world’s most popular search engines.
When your Web site is submitted to a search engine, an automated program called a “crawler” skims the site — indexing all the information, links, and images that have been used. If the crawler comes across a broken or incomplete link or image, the analysis stops immediately, and the search engine considers the site not complete or inferior. Using the Link Analysis Tool, you are able to analyze your site, fix any mistakes and ensure that the search engine catalogs it as a relevant, high quality site.
To use this feature, log on to the Site Administration page, click on the Site Tools section, and scroll down to the bottom of the menu. Next, select the “Link/Page Analysis” option, click on the “Generate New Report” button, and your site will be analyzed. The report will show you the URL that was analyzed, the number of broken links found and all of the images that are presently used on your site.
It is important to note that the Link Analysis Tool can only identify the problem: the user is still responsible for manually fixing the links or images listed in the report. If you have any additional questions, please refer to the online Quick Start Guide, or contact Customer Care.