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EDU and GOV broken backlink checker tool

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by Walash, Nov 25, 2015.

  1. Walash

    Walash Regular Member

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    Hello BHWers,

    I'm looking for a tool that will do the following:

    1 - Search Google for a keyword;
    2 - Look for broken .EDU and .GOV backlinks;
    3 - Check if the TARGET domains on those backlinks are still registered.

    Do you guys know any tool that does that?

    Thanks,

    Wal
     
  2. wesleyjf91

    wesleyjf91 Registered Member

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    Use a combination of link sleuth and scrape box.

    Use footprints in your scrape for inurl:.gov and inurl:.gov, combine with the keywords you want. Run the scrape...

    Export those URLs and put them into linksleuth which will produce a huge list of URLs and broken URLs you can sort through in an .xls.

    That will give you a pretty big list.

    IF you want to do it manually you can just use the combination of google search operators above with your keyword and then click each link. Use linkminer (a chrome extension) to find broken links on each page.

    I assume you're doing broken link building?

    Try to read the Quick Sprout guide on broken link building. Neil Patel does a good job of explaining what I said above.

    Hope this helps.
     
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  3. Walash

    Walash Regular Member

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    Thanks, very informative. I'm gonna look up to it.

    Yes, it is broken link building.
     
  4. wesleyjf91

    wesleyjf91 Registered Member

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    I've tried broken link building a few times. I suggest searching for opportunities and then creating content around the holes you find. Starting with a piece of content and then finding opportunities will not be as good for your overall time spent.

    Broken link building is pretty challenging. Some of the people I work with stray away from it completely because of this. If you're good with ScrapeBox then you have a good shot at scaling it. It's just tedious as f*** if you're not scaling.
     
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  5. Walash

    Walash Regular Member

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    Yeah, I've already found some nice expired domains with good .gov/.edu links using Google's inurl.

    Thanks for the insights man!
     
  6. aleks1723

    aleks1723 Junior Member

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    Yep. Try to Use everything like @wesley said. I want to only mention, that you can use better focused footprints...
    Example: site:.edu "keyword" "blog posts" etc... There is a lot of footprints, don't be focused only at one. site:.edu + "good engine" + keyword etc...