The SiteCozy broken link checker reviews IMG SRC tags in the HTML code of every webpage on a website up to 50,000 links. Whatever the type of images (PNG, JPG, TIF, BMP, SVG), the crawler will check whether the image link returns a 200 HTTP code (OK) or an error code.
Two options to find broken image links:
In the first form, either you can type the first URL that you want to see reviewed by the site scanner and the crawler will look for all the pages and review all the image URLs found on the website found in the IMG SRC tag.
If you see a second form, it means you bought a license for the sitecozy broken link checker. In this case, you can add a list of image links that you want to check. In this case, the sitecozy broken link checker will review every image URL and return the error code if one of these image URLs is broken.
Example of a broken image link report
As you can see above there is a 404 error page which means there is an issue with the image URL. There are three main reasons:
- The image file has been deleted
- The image URL is wrong
- There is a server problem with a special character in the URL (über-uns.jpg, prévision-météo.jpg, añadir.jpg)
The sitecozy broken link checker also found an image link with a malformed URL in a link.
To find the location of the image URL that returned an error, click on a host page link of the report, then right click and click on “show the source” (or something similar). Then, do a CTRL+F on PC or CMD+F on mac and type a part of the url you are looking for. For example type Family Finder.jpg in the search field to find the IMG SRC tag where the image URL is located.
Note that the SiteCozy broken link checker also verifies mixed content errors when the host page protocol is HTTPS and when an image URL protocol is HTTP. On an HTTPs page, every image URL hosted on the server should start with an HTTPs or relative protocol characters “//” or relative path “/myimage.jpg”.