link analysis

Yahoo Site Explorer Is Shutting Down

July 12  |  Link Building Tools  |   Ryan Clark

Well the sad news of the day is that the beloved Yahoo Site Explorer will be closed to and users will be shoved on over to Bing Webmater Tools. I’ve had a love/hate relationship with their backlink reporting, and I can say truly that it will be missed! I imagine tools like Link Diagnosis, SEO Quake and others will have to start learning the Bing API and see if some magic can happen. Link analysis has evolved a lot in the past couple of years, and we’ll still have Majestic SEO data, Open Site Explorer to power other tools for our needs.

The other features of site exploer will remain for a while longer as well including sitemap submissions and other features for people outside of the US. Eventually Yahoo’s search results will be fully powered by Bing anyway, so I’d get familiar with their webmaster tools sooner than later! I’d love to hear from other link builders out there if they’re still using the link reporting here a lot, or have you all moved onto strictly using the big boy tools?

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Calculating TrustRank With Link Voodoo

December 31  |  Link Building Tools, News  |   Ryan Clark

I’m happy to announce the launch of Link Voodoo Beta for the new year and it is the beginning of the project I have been working on with two amazing people. My good friends who also programmed, designed and run InfoBarrel have teamed up with me to put together what will be the most complete link building tool on the them Internets. We need your input on what you like and don’t like about this first installment so please leave comments, bad or good.

So currently what is in operation is the very Beta version which calculates a pages TrustRank score based on a set of factors we determined. We want to help people determine if they’re getting links from quality websites, or pages and make your link building efforts more worth the while. This tool, plus a few tweaks, will always remain free and the next installments of “Pro Tools” we will bring on board will be available at a very reasonable cost. I cannot say much about what that will entail, but I assure you it will make your mouth water!

So as I stated in the first paragraph, we need your user input on what sucks and what doesn’t. Please bare with us as we fix things and break things. If anyone bloggers want to write about the tool I would be more than happy to bring you on board for sneak peeks and what’s coming next as well bring you on board as Pro Tools testers.

Currently you can see all the factors that determine your TrustRank, and within a week we will have full backlink and anchor test reporting so you can check your links, or your competitors. We will also have a keyword ranking/position tracker in place soon enough to make it more complete. So I hope you all find this useful and I’m looking forward in hearing some feedback!

Click Here To Try Link Voodoo Beta

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