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Free backlink research tools and methods wich suck in 2014

Discussion in 'Link Building' started by demigod888, Jan 29, 2014.

  1. demigod888

    demigod888 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    In this thread we will be talking about these tools:

    Ahrefs (Backlinkwatch)
    MajesticSEO
    Open site explorer
    Link diagnosis
    SEMrush

    and G**gle operators


    The problem
    If you know SEO for some time then you didn't forget Yahoo site explorer which was great for scraping backlinks for particular URLs (yours/competitors).
    After killing it we found new tools which would scrape and collect hyperlinks to their indexes and after writing your target URLs in their tools you would find backlinks pointing to your target URL.

    In 2009 I found a trick which disallows Yahoo spider to your website and after this process no one could find those backlinks from Yahoo site explorer but somehow I think at this time this is not that case. If you are doing white hat SEO or you work with webpages and SERPS which are estabilished and don't shuffle "hard" you can easily find major backlinks to your targeted URL (competitors or yours).

    BUT

    If you work with video marketing/fresh niches/grey and black hat niches you already found that when you insert your targeted URL into free backlink reserach tools, you will get nothing - 0 links. There are couple google operators which could help but that is not too much of help. Add your URL to google:
    -"URL"
    -intext:URL
    -inurl:URL
    Don't forget that sometimes URL with http:// or with / at the end will create different results.

    most of the times after these operators are processed you will get shitty statistic websites or scripted search engines or whois websites and that's it - not so helpful as you thought it should be.

    I think this situation is worse than ever and I can't understand if webmasters went to programming schools and started to disallow backlink tools to research their backlinks or is it that the problem is from these tools? Even paid tools are joking with me this time. What you can add about this?

    Some solutions for competition analysis:
    -Check on-site SEO and how many backlinks are there which points to your targeted URL from same website
    Use Screamyfrog SEO for everything related to onsite SEO, very handy.

    -content size and keyword density
    -Check PR
    -Check DA and TA with MOZ open site explorer
    -Check social signals
    -Is it parasite site or estabilished website

    2nd phase:
    Create google alerts with competitor website URL, NAME to catch possible backlinks which are not shown in backlink tools

    What is your opinion about my thoughts? Any additions?
     
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  2. fusionfmkkop

    fusionfmkkop Newbie

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    Totally agree. Tried all those with limited success.
     
  3. paypalbudget2

    paypalbudget2 Newbie

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    Need to invest to get result.
     
  4. caijianchun

    caijianchun Newbie

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    I agree with you .. :)
     
  5. authenticseo

    authenticseo BANNED BANNED

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    yeah your right buddy
     
  6. ravenpr

    ravenpr Registered Member

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    Yup, agree with you. Though, this might be time consuming, it does definitely build a solid frame for niches like education(in my case). And mostly, just been experimenting with avoiding page 1 results too. Anybody feels that this could be beneficial?
     
  7. maryamg

    maryamg Regular Member

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    Hmm Buddy I agree with you. I try all and get better response.
     
  8. JasonS

    JasonS Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    yasburrows Regular Member

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    If I am honest I thought your comment about including http or the final / was very revealing. Call me naive (please don't!) but I didn't actually know that.
     
  10. noor100

    noor100 Newbie

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    Oh Yeah i think that something is wrong..!
     
  11. SEOnetic

    SEOnetic Senior Member

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    this is what we have been encountering .