Pinger: Fast and Fun Page Link Checker (FireFox)

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It’s been quite some time since we had a new broken link checker reviewed here. At last I’ve come across something simple, fresh and useful!

Pinger is a great FireFox addon that checks all (or selected) links on a page and does it very fast!

To use it, you just need to:

  • Right-click anywhere on the page and select “Ping all links”;
  • Select any links on page and click either “Ping all links” or “”:

Pinger

After running through the page links, the tool returns a summarized report:

Pinger report

The above statuses stand for the following:

  1. Link returned HTTP code between 200 and 300, meaning it’s ok
  2. Returned code was either 404, or some of other ‘can’t get here’
  3. Every link has 45 seconds to open and return header. “This one didn’t make it, so you better check it yourself”
  4. Link didn’t return any HTTP header. Either is server down, or it’s redirecting to protocol other than http / https.

The tool also visualizes the link status nicely by highlighting working links in green, broken links in red, skipped links in grey:

Pinger

Other broken link checkers we have tried previously:

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Ann Smarty is the blogger and community manager at Internet Marketing Ninjas. Ann's expertise in blogging and tools serve as a base for her writing, tutorials and her guest blogging project, MyBlogGuest.com.
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  • andykuiper

    Thanks Ann ūüôā I tried it and it works perfect… and it's very fast ūüôā
    Andy Kuiper – SEO

  • asefati

    Cool I bet this is an excellent way to check your partner links too ūüôā
    put them all in one webpage and run this tool

  • seochuckie

    Cool app. Thanks for sharing Ann. It's fast indeed.

  • http://www.relationshipselling.org relationshipsellingbuffs

    So tired of checking for broken links. This is an awesome app. Thanks for this. I'm downloading now.

  • http://pemudaindonesiabaru.blogspot.com pemuda

    Nice Info… Thankz… N succses for u…

  • http://www.ripplenet.co.uk Tim Read: Ripplenet web design

    Very cute tool. Thanks!

  • http://mporgsoft.com/blog MPORGsoft

    This tool is just another reason to be using the Firefox browser! I have been devoted to IE for too long and life has become so much easier using Firefox and all the available webmaster tools/addons.

  • http://mporgsoft.com/blog MPORGsoft

    This tool is just another reason to be using the Firefox browser! I have been devoted to IE for too long and life has become so much easier using Firefox and all the available webmaster tools/addons.

  • http://www.gmail.com Praveen

    Hi,
    I wanted to know, how can i test the “skipped links”, why does pinger skips couple of links, what does it mean exactly.

    Do i need to ping each & every page, can i ping all the links in the site with single shot??????

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