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.
- 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!