How to Find Broken Links Online

05/22/201914 Comments

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Marcelo writes in with a common question: A link on your site is broken. Where can I find the information it contained? James responds with two simple ways to find broken links online.

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The Wayback Machine

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  1. HomeRemedySupply says:

    Bookmark this 7 minute clip and Thread“How to Find Broken Links Online” – The Corbett Report (Open Source Intelligence News)

  2. Matt Olson says:

    Anybody here a fan of Mark Passio? He offers something he calls the A.R.K. drive, where if you send him a hard drive (don’t just send him one, go to his website whatonearthishappening.com and get the instructions he has for sending him HD’s), he will fill it with all of the research material he has archived over the years so that you can always have acccess to it for your own research purposes, even if the internet goes down or mass censorship comes into effect or even if you just want to expand your knowledge on the topics Mark has spent years researching (anarchy, natural law, the occult, free energy, dark occultism, magick, the UFO phenomenon, veganism, astrotheology, false flags, mind control, and more) I think he asks for a 50$ donation or something for his time which seems fair to me for what you get. I think that’s a great idea, I would like to see more researchers do something similar. James (if your reading this, I don’t want to assume you read every comment here) , I don’t know how much you have archived as far as your research goes but have you ever thought of doing something like this?

    You and Mark are no doubt very different researchers (although I think you have a lot of common ground when it comes to anarchy and false flags, among other things) as I feel you have a more “skeptical” (the traditional sense of the word) take on things and are definitely more well versed on the ins and outs of geopolitics than I think Mark is. I’m not saying that as a dig at Mark, I think he does great research and I think what he focuses on is probably just as important. Honestly James Corbett and Mark Passio are the best and hardest working researchers in this truth/anarchy/conspiracy whatever you wanna call it community today. I started watching a Vinny Eastwood interview with both James and Mark at the same time which was pretty interesting but had to stop it before too long and never got back around to watching it.

    • Robert Smith says:

      Mark Passio is a pretty interesting dude, and he has great wisdom. Peaceful Anrchy FTW! Markets Not Capitalism, Let The Free Market Eat The Rich, & Free MArket Anti-Capitalism is the way to go! May the Greedy Filthy Rich Rothschild & Rockefellar Capitalist Bastards Sleep with the Fishes!
      Also, I got interviewed last week, & here’s my very first Online Live Video Interview.
      https://invidio.us/watch?v=SSMwbSl5r9o

  3. pearl says:

    Wayback Machine is a wonderful tool, one I use all the time. It’s also important to know how to save a page to Wayback: just below the scrolling horizon of archived pages, to the right is a heading that says “Save Page Now” with a window for pasting anything anyone sees worth saving. We should all be doing that, since the only reason we’re able to actually read a since broken link is due to the foresight of others who recognized something worth saving. That being said, however, I do wonder about the backers behind Internet Archive since the timing of their fund drives always correspond to Wikipedia’s. Is there another alternative, besides individuals saving webpages to their hard drives, which are about as useful as a ream of rare, brittle pages aging within a trunk in an attic somewhere?

  4. HomeRemedySupply says:

    Searching comment sections

    mkey offers some information about searching comment sections.
    (I found the comment link via duckduckgo with this script corbettreport.com “searching lost links” )
    https://www.corbettreport.com/filterbubble/#comment-53529

    As you read down the thread, it gives some examples.

  5. HomeRemedySupply says:

    Discovering ‘lost’ videos.

    Under Corbett’s 5/19/2019 article Reminder: Neocons ADMIT They Will Lie Us Into War, he has some recommended links, including the “Just For Fun” section.

    In the “Just For Fun” are links…
    The Lost Andy Kaufman Collection Explanation is a very interesting read.
    It describes how someone tracked down ‘lost’ videos.
    And Andy Kaufman is a riot.

    ~~~~
    I wish someone had the skill set to track this down…

    9/11 – The ‘lost’ 2004 episode of ‘History’s Business’ on the History Channel – Larry Silverstein says: “Building 7 was a controlled demolition” (per Tony Szamboti)
    http://911blogger.com/news/2015-01-27/still-missing-unambiguous-admission-controlled-demolition-wtc-7

    I once contacted one of the hosts of the show who had later moved to North Texas. He said that he did not have any copies.

  6. Duck says:

    If you want to grab a website and store it locally with the page links automatically altered to point to the files IN YOUR PC rather then online you can mirror a whole website with httrack (windows or linux or Mac)
    https://www.httrack.com/
    You can also use wget but httrack is so easy even a fool like me can use it…it wil make an index page that links to the various locally stored sites and navigates just like it was online. You can set how many layers off site you want to go if you want external to the site files..
    You should be mindful of not overloading your favorite sites bandwidth with it. Plenty of help info on the web about it to

  7. manbearpig says:

    Perhaps this signals the end of American Hegemony (with stress placed on the word « signal »)…

    Ladies and Gentlemen ! In the next episode of the Hollywood blockbuster Reality TV series

    AMERICAN HEGEMONY REALLY EXISTS !

    don’t miss that magic moment when big bad Uncle Sam finally gets his due !

    Suddenly no longer able to trigger wars at will or topple uncooperative resource-rich governments with a tearful

    « they left the babies to die on the cold floor »

    everything Really Real American Hegemony once represented : Capitalism, Conspicuous Consumerism, Individualism, the almighty Dollar, Disney and Playboy bunnies

    all get unceremenoniously washed down the proverbial drain by wild and sustainable mustachiooed socialists who fearlessly vanquish b-movie wannanbe Obama look-alikes through sheer super human…. uh…something-or-other !

    Cheer along as our enemy’s enemy becomes our best friend  and mentor ! And remember :

    Pay no attention to that man behind the curtain !

    • manbearpig says:

      Oops! This was meant for the comments section of the latest NWNW episode!:

      FBI (Partially) Releases (Redacted) Photos of 9/11 Dancing Israelis! – #NewWorldNextWeek

      clicking on the show link I got transported here… somehow…

  8. margaret.bartley says:

    Archive.org has been known to take sites down. Archive.is, in Iceland, also has an online archive, and i’ve found things there that archive.org has deleted.
    archive.is doesn’t have as big a selection, though, and I think it’s newer.
    When I download articles, I make sure both archives (.org and .is) have it, as well.

    What I would like to see is an article, or some *current* links about how to downloac videos. I’ve been noticing over the past year or so that it is becoming more and more difficult to download videos. It doesnt’ even have to be a free service. I’ve paid for two different programs that promised to be able to download videos, and neither one worked. rip-off.
    There are websites that claim if you paste in the URL, they will download it. It usually works once or twice, and then stops. I can’t figure out if it’s some kind of scam. If so, what kind?
    But anyway, when I go into a search engine for sites that talk about downloading videos, most of htem are very old, and don’t work any more.
    Most of them seem to rely upon the website’s APIs, which change frequently.

    Thanks,

    • Octium says:

      One approach if all else fails and you are still able to play the video in your browser but not download the file is to install some screen recording software and record the video and sound in real time from the screen. There are a few open source and free options out there.

      It’s not ideal as it will take 3 hours to record a 3 hour video regardless of how fast your Internet connection is. You will also loose quality as the video has to be re-encoded from an already lossy image. but for documentation purposes it is better than nothing.

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