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Measure Backlinks and Page Ranking so I don't get ripped off

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by eggman101, Aug 21, 2010.

  1. eggman101

    eggman101 Newbie

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    Hey guys,

    I am trying to get out of the "paid search" game because Big G is getting hard to work with. I want to focus more on SEO (whitehat).

    I am going to hire someone to develop backlinks to my websites however I want to know what the best way is to measure the number of backlinks toward my sites. Also, what's the sure-fire way to know what your actually Google/Yahoo!/Bing search rankings are.

    I want to ensure I'm getting what I'm paying for!

    Thanks for the help,

    eggman
     
  2. pixelgrinder

    pixelgrinder Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Yahoo site explorer and Google webmaster. Those can both show you the backlinks pointing to your domain
     
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  3. sangbiru

    sangbiru Newbie

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    what about Alexa? I do backlinks for my website by my own, and check if the backlink "works" in Alexa... :D
     
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  4. volund

    volund Senior Member

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    Make sure you purchase your backlinks from someone who will send you a report of what was done. That way you can check them yourself and see what work was actually done. Try starting with smaller packages instead of large ones when hiring a new person, this way if they do suck they you are not out much money.
     
  5. CyrusVirus

    CyrusVirus BANNED BANNED Premium Member

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    well. there are plenty of programs out there, but scrapebox might be good, or just manually check them
     
  6. tom4business

    tom4business Elite Member

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    yes, absolutely. Always ask for detailed reports. You can then use scrapebox to verify if your links are actually there in those URLs. If you don't have scrapebox, you can use their linkchecker utility for this purpose.