Have you ever looked at Inspyder? You may very well ask, “What is Inspyder?” I learned what it is by good fortune, and want to share that experience with you.
I recently used a free dead link checker to see if I had many dead or broken links. When the checker finished, I discovered that it only checked 2,000 of my links. If I wanted the entire website done, I’d have to pay for it.
I was disappointed to learn that only about 1/3 of my links had been checked. I mentioned the problem and my frustration to a computer-savvy friend, and he said he’d run a broken link check for me on his computer, as he could do the whole thing.
What he discovered was horrifying and very helpful. I have well over 5,000 links on my website, and when the program had finished, it showed a little over 1,000 errors.
We went through them, and found some things that were of no consequence and some things that were simple to correct. For example, if you end a sentence with a live link, do not put a period at the end of that link, because it will show up as an error.
Many of my link problems were with image details (alt text and file name especially) and meta problems (meta title and meta description.) I thought I’d checked all those so carefully, but the program found things I’d missed.
I spent three days checking images, meta, and live links and corrected many errors. One thing that surprised me were errors in the comments, as well as ones in HTML that I still have to search out.
Bottom line: I am sold on the program, and plan to buy my own copy. No, the broken link checker is not free — it costs $59.95 — but I will check my whole site as often as I want. By the time I paid for link checks a few times, I could buy this tool.
It includes so many extra features, causing me to believe that it will be a valuable purchase. So, I began looking into the company to find out more about it.
NAME: Inspyder (Web crawling and SEO software)
WEB ADDRESS: https://www.inspyder.com
ADDRESS: Burlington, Ontario, Canada
PRODUCTS: Software programs: Backlink Monitor, InSite 5,OrFind, Power Search, Rank Reporter 5, Sitemap Creator 5, Web2Disk
PRICE: Depends on which software you are buying
RANK: 4.5 out or 5
https://inspyder.com is a Canadian company that has been around for a while. I couldn’t find the date that they started, but read a review from 2007. I’m not sure how long before 2007 they were established.
The company produces not just the broken link checker. It sells a total of seven different software programs. All are listed below, with a brief description and the cost. Then I will go into the broken link checker in more detail.
1. Backlink Monitor
The company says this is the easiest way to track and manage your website backlinks. You enter your backlink URLs and the program does the rest. It checks the status, anchor text, IP address and page rank for you. This software works with multiple backlink tiers. Cost of program: $74.95
2. InSite 5
With this program, you can find broken links and spelling errors before your customers do. This is the software I am buying, and will discuss it in greater detail after reviewing the rest of the software products. Cost of program: $59.95
This tool easily detects and removes unlinked (or “orphaned”) files from your website. The program checks every link and compares it to those links stored on your server.
Over time, your website will accumulate old and unused files. These waste space, create security risks, and cause SEO problems. OrFind can determine which files can be removed. Cost of program: $49.95
4. Power Search
If you need to search and scrape data from any website, this is the tool you need. You can crawl websites to look for specific words and phrases. Or you can use Power Search to scrape and save data with the point-and-click interface. Cost of program: $49.95.
5. Rank Reporter 5
With this app you can keep track of your website’s search ranking. This tool automates the process of manually monitoring website search placement. Enter the URL and some keywords, and click go. Cost of program: $74.95
6. Sitemap Creator 5
This sitemap creator will generate perfect sitemaps for Google. Though simple to use, it is powerful enough to handle complex sites. Since it runs on your PC, there’s nothing to install on your server and no scripts to configure. Once you buy it, there are no monthly fees. Cost of program: $39.95
With this tool you can save an entire website to your computer. All you have to do is enter a website address and click go. The program will find all the pages and images on the website and download them to your PC. Cost of program: $39.95
The company also has what it calls a “bundle” program. If you want two or more of the programs, you can get a discount. There are also a couple of standard bundles listed that you can choose from.
Here are some more details on InSite 5, the app that I am purchasing:
You can check the spelling on your entire website with one click. It even checks page titles, meta tags and other content that might not be visible on your screen. It will detect duplicate words, mismatched cases, and more.
PDF Spell Checking Now Included
Any PDG or RTF files that InSite finds on your site are automatically checked for spelling and link errors.
Find Broken Links
The app searches for broken links, missing images and more. Not only does it search for broken links in your content, but it also includes HTML, CSS, and even PDFs. You will receive a report of all types of HTTP server errors, URL redirections, invalid relative paths, pages that timeout and other features as well
Embedded Video Checking
If you have videos embedded in your site from YouTube, Vimeo and Dailymotion, the program will check to ensure that these clips are still present on the hosting site. Your site will be saved from “User Removed” errors.
Detect SEO Problems
InSite checks every single page of your website for over 25 SEO-related problems. The app gives you easy to understand suggestions to help keep your website ranking on track.
Word Counting and Keyword Density
As the app crawls your web pages, it will count words automatically and will also calculate keyword density. InSite automatically figures out the relevant words and phrases based on the text of your website. It can even calculate keyword density across groups of pages or for your entire site.
Here are four reasons Inspyder suggests you should try their product:
- Easy to use
- Buy it once and use it forever
- No page limits
- Nothing to install
I learned one unfortunate fact: At present, you cannot use InSpyder on apple computers
I am very happy to have found Inspyder.com, as they provide a tool I can really use. Their crawl of my site was quite comprehensive, and helped immensely in finding and cleaning up errors.