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We have developed a new tool called the FQU Bot which is available at


The tool extracts fully qualified URLs (FQUs) from a piece of text or previous URL

  • An FQU is one that starts with a scheme like http(s) and has the complete path to a file, including, if any, its directories (folders); i.e., it is not a relative URL. Some times you just want to extract FQUs from a piece of input text or from the front-end or back-end of a file. The file may consists of an email, blog, forum, twitter, or facebook message, or can be an htm(l), asp(x), doc(x), js, css, txt, or php file. Some times you also want to extract FQUs from a web page residing in a remote server. Said page might be a search results page, an online catalog, a link hub page, or one from your competitor or prospective client. This tools helps you to extract FQUs from all of these sources.
  • Just paste in the tool textarea the piece of text you want to extract FQUs from.
  • If extracting FQUs from previous FQUs, you must submit only one web address at a time. If a remote server blocks your URL request, visit the target URL and submit the visible text or source code associated to said web address.
  • To export the output, click the results textarea. Copy/paste them as you usually would. Disclaimer Notice. To prevent abuses, we have limited the tool to the processing of the first 100,000 input characters.


Illustrative Exercises

  • Submit an initial URL or source code of a web page known to list absolute URLs.
  • Extract FQUs from an email message by submitting its visible text or source code.
  • Extract FQUs from a search results page or remote web address, like Bing, Google, DMOZ, Minerazzi (yeah; why not?), your own site, your competitor’s site, this site, etc.