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    how do you find specific links

    Right, when i was using the sitemap generator it was including links i didnt want and i thought i had deleted. So I had to go round trying to find where the link was on my website.

    Is there an easier way that this? Is there a website that can do this?

    Now, im not looking for ones that find 404 pages, the pages exist, I just dont want to link to them anymore.

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    You could use robots.txt to block access to urls. That way it shouldn't matter if they appear in your sitemap. Robots.txt files are updated every day. This is a quick and easy method if you don't feel like searching and deleting each url from your sitemap and resubmitting it.
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    nah, that wouldnt have helped in my situation tho.

    I had links pointing to index.html instead of just pointing to the directory instead. Such as my home page and my news page aswell. I wanted the links to like website.com/ instead of website.com/index.html

    After what i thought was all of them, i would find they still ended up in the sitemap.

    Got them all now, just wondered if there was an easier way of detecting and finding them.

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    You can try Xenu's Link Sleuth to help you with this: http://home.snafu.de/tilman/xenulink.html

    Some of the reports it outputs may aid in what you are trying to accomplish.

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    No, thats for checking broken links. i dont wanna check broken links.

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    something like this : http://tools.seobook.com/general/link-check/

    But it needs to be able to scan the entire website

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    You can try www.gasitescan.com which will give you a full list of URL's on the site up. The main usage for that one is to check to see if the Google Analytics tracking code is in place properly on every page, but the output report with the list of URL's is what you would be able to use it for. If /index.html is on the list, then it's still being linked to from within your site.

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    unfortunately i dont use Google Analytics

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