Can GWT email me if a broken link is found on my website?


No, not for single broken links. It will, however, notify you of large and sudden changes; for example spikes in the number of 404s, soft 404s, server errors, etc.

Your best bet is to periodically check your site with a crawler like Xenu or Screaming Frog.


Google Webmaster will only email you if it finds critical issues with your site. For example, it will email you if it detect malware on your site or see a significant increase in errors while crawling your site.

They recently announced this via their blog: http://googlewebmastercentral.blogspot.com/2012/10/keeping-you-informed-of-critical.html

You can change some of those notifications by going to your email notification preferences. https://www.google.com/webmasters/tools/preferences

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