New Link Tools from SEOBook

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Aarons earlier post on the uselessnes of link analysis tools, had me a little confused, but all becomes clear, as he debut's some link analysis tools hehe...

HubFinder by Andy Hagens i knew about, and although i've not done much more than enter a few queries, it' seems pretty useful.

The New Tool
The new tool is LinkHarvester which has a truckload of neat sounding features, and a few quirks worth noting.

  • uses the Yahoo! API, so it is in compliance with their TOS.
  • free
  • makes saving and exporting data in CSV as simple as a click of the mouse
  • does not require any software downloading
  • quickly grabs the number of .gov, .edu, & .ac.uk inbound links while also listing each individual link.
  • quickly grabs the number of unique linking domains while listing them
  • quickly grabs the number of unique linking C block IP addresses while listing the C block next to each domain
  • allows you to check links pointing at a page or at a domain
  • displays the total number of links showed by Yahoo!
  • displays the total number of pages indexed by Yahoo!
  • links next to each domain that point at its WhoIs source information and Wayback Machine information.
  • if a site links at your site more than 5 times then it is bolded in the results and a checkbox is autochecked, which allows you to filter out that site and spider deeper through the link database. This harvesting action is how you can spider deeper than 1,000 backlinks and where the tool got its name from.
  • Link Harvester is open source. If you like the tool & find it useful you can add it to your site. Also if you can think of ways to make it better you can modify it however you please

though it does not index link text, it looks great. You can download the source code and set it up, and mess with it as much as you need.

Thanks for the neat toys Aaron!

Comments

 

>but all becomes clear

I was saying that text link analysis market space has not seen much innovation and may become irrelevant if it does not see some. There are a ton of good ideas that are not being done.

I'm getting errors

I wanted to try LinkHarvester but it keeps returning errors.

Does it not like Macs?

 

I have used it and had it work many times in the past. I think it may have exceeded its daily limit already.

the source code is free to grab if you want to play with it on your server.

I may have a friend wrap it in JavaScript so the API calls are done from the users IP address instead of the IP address of the tool.

Errors here too

I'm also getting the below mentioned errors

failed to open stream: HTTP request failed! HTTP/1.1 403 Forbidden in /home/wmcommun/public_html/hounds/link-harvester/backlinks.php on line 257

Fatal error: Call to a member function on a non-object in /home/wmcommun/public_html/hounds/link-harvester/backlinks.php on line 261

 

403 forbidden is the error that occurs when the query limit is exceeded.

the source code is free to grab if you want to play with it on your server.

In about a week I WILL have a friend wrap it in JavaScript so the API calls are done from the users IP address instead of the IP address of the tool.

 

the tool just worked again for me, so I think the problem was the daily query limit.

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