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[HOT]How to Check Backlinks with Blekko - Screw YSE!

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by SuperLinks, Nov 28, 2011.

  1. SuperLinks

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    Screw Yahoo Site Explorer
    How to Check Backlinks with Blekko


    Free alternatives for checking website backlinks are few and far between.
    Heck, most of the paid solutions are garbage. I've been scouring the
    net for the best backlink checking solutions and keep going back
    to Blekko, that search engine that never really has taken off.

    How to Check Backlinks with Blekko

    1. Visit Blekko.com

    2. Blekko Search Queries

    Blekko works a little differently, essentially they use "slashtags"
    to help users find more information or better information by
    adding these slashtags. They even added a bunch of slashtags
    dedicated to SEO. Here's how they work:

    General SEO searches: http://URL.com /seo

    Ex. http://blackhatworld.com /seo

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    In the search box enter in the URL with /seo at the end. This will
    pull up a ton of information related to SEO. Including inbound links,
    pages indexed in Blekko, hostrank (similar to PR), breakdown of
    countries & states linking to the site, crawl information, and even
    duplicate content found on the internet!

    Inbound Links: http://URL.com /domainlinks
    Ex. http://blackhatworld.com/ /domainlinks

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    This gives you a breakdown of incoming links sorted by Host Rank.
    Your initial search will give you the domains listed but not the actual
    URL of those links. In order to see the exact URL of the links you
    must click the Links column on the domain row. See image below
    for reference.

    Other Helpful Blekko Resources:

    Co-hosted Domains:

    Blekko provides you with data on what other domains are hosted
    on the same server. This may be helpful if you want to do some
    competitive analysis and that person has a dedicated server.

    Hosting Information:

    Blekko provides detailed information about where the server is
    located, IP information and even location based information on
    where the data server is.

    Site Pages:

    Essentially the same as index queries in Google and Yahoo, this
    tells you what pages Blekko has seen and their subsequent Rank
    score. This helps you determine the most "linked" to pages on a
    domain, a great way to dive into the pages with the most links.
     
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  2. SuperLinks

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    Update:

    I've been doing some serious research with OpenSiteExplorer, MajesticSEO, and Blekko.

    Just about every time Blekko has shown more links than any of the above sources. But, Blekko is a real pain in the ass to get to the actual links to a site. Unless I'm missing something it requires an extra 3 clicks to see the actual incoming pages URLS.

    Scrapebox needs to implement a Blekko backlink checking bot immediately! The information is there but we just need an easier way to access it.

    Has anyone else noticed the same results? I've checked close to ~50 or so sites so far...
     
  3. jon_xx_x

    jon_xx_x Elite Member

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    Too long for me to read to find backlinks
     
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  5. SuperLinks

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    Should have just done that, damnit.

    Was hoping to help out the noobs.

    Now we need Scrapebox to support Blekko damnit!
     
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  6. demongerbil

    demongerbil Power Member

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    Good share, totally forgot about Blekko, although I used it for SEO in the past.
     
  7. blackfairy

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    Just tested it with two of my own sites and 3 of my competition sites. It found only very few backlinks. Even webmaster tools found more backlinks then Blekko. That's pretty poor tbh.
     
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  9. SuperLinks

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    Well, it's what we've got to work with. I'm using the paid tools as a comparison since I don't consider Webmaster Tools as even an option since you can only view your own sites links.

    Is it as good as YSE was? No.
    But it's damn good for a free solution.
     
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    Thanks alot for this!
     
  11. Big_0n3

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    Thanks for sharing this great tool. I have just bookmarked it!
     
  12. blackfairy

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    Of course webmaster tools is useless even for your own sites, as we all know how very few backlinks it shows. But that's exactly why I mentioned it. If even this shitty thing found more backlinks then Blekko, then I'm sorry but I can't see how Blekko is any good.

    I re-checked all sites with open site explorer. It found more backlinks then Blekko in all 5 cases. But still low results, so open site explorer isn't that good too. It's a general pita to find a good backlink checker nowadays :(
     
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    Just tried it with one of my site.

    It shows 8 inbound links only. SHould have way more than that.
     
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    @SuperLinks yes you are missing out on something :). Link Assistant's SEO Spyglass has Blekko integrated for ages now. You can do a lot of searches with a few clicks :).
     
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    Thanks for the tip.

    Although I'm already aware :/

    Unfortunately link checking through Spyglass takes too long, most of the time I need to check things on the fly for many sites quickly.

    If I really need to dive in deep I'll load up Spyglass though...
     
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    blekko is HOT
     
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    Made a test on my site:

    blekko - 50 backlinks
    Traffic Trais pro 4.1 - 150 backlinks
    google webmasters tools - 1506 backlinks

    Quite shocked that webmasters tools shows now much more backlinks then YSE used to show! They made improvement for sure...however, for competiton checking, i use Traffic Travis. Would like to see Market Samurai results as i dont have this tool.
     
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    All things seem reined after YSE :banghead:
     
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    Here is another service that will provide up to 10,000 backlinks - the exact URLs where backlinks are coming from and those backlinks can also be sorted by Google PageRank and Alexa Rank so that you can find High Quality referring backlinks and get your backlinks pointing to your website from those High Quality referring websites

    Code:
    http://www.ibacklinkpro.com/
     
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