Linkscore - Your Own Link Laboratory That Will Help You Filter The Quality Link Providers And Prevent Penalties If you build links with automated or semi-automated tools or if you are buying links from other users please read carefully because this thread is likely to change the way you do SEO. Whether you are building links for yourself with advanced tools such as SEnuke, Xrumer, AMR, Scrapebox etc or if you are buying link packages from blog networks that are "hosted across different Class-C IPs", different domains etc..or even if you are directly buying static or links from webmasters the fact is that you are spending a great deal of your time and your resources with a general idea that "this is the best way to do it" waiting to see a change in your SERPS. And you are probably right... because in the end of the day you see improvement in your SERPS...right? Well.. not exactly! With Penguin now a reality you can't leave your money sites anymore to chance. With Penguin, only one bad link package from an irresponsible vendor can ruin your effort without matter how many other decent packages you've bought. Without a doubt building a rich pool of diverse High PR links, with strong anchor variation from different sites, hosted across block-C IPs and services is the key for a successful SEO strategy, but there is one major flaw with this strategy. Along the way of diversifying our links we invariably purchase link packages which are just plain garbage. The Link building market is so crowded nowadays and filled with hundreds and even thousands of link packages and link building tools that we not always make the best decisions. Mistakes are inevitable. Don't be fooled that all of the link vendors deliver exactly what they promise. We've seen a lot of sites die on April 24 as a result of negligent link building! You can NOT build links anymore without caring to the specific quality of the links which your providers are delivering to you. You need to check your livelink reports! If you think you always make the right decisions, then you must know the answer to some of the few following questions: Do you know which link building service in particular out of the whole mix that you do is the one that yields you the most for your site's SERPS? Do you know how many links from a livelink report are do-follow and no-follow type? Do you know which link package from which blog network service is significantly better than the others? Do you actually do R&D other than waiting to see improvement in your SERPS that tells you where to focus more and where you should invest more of your time and energy to get even better at SEO? Do you know how many of the links that you have built/bought today will be alive after 6 months..or even after 12 months? Do you know the pageranks of the pages on which your links are today? Do you know how much those Pageranks will be after a year? Do you know exactly how much class-C IPs are on that specific blog network which you have been buying packages on..and which is being advertised as "each domain on separate Class-c IP"? Do you know the content quality of the pages in which your links are embedded? As in how unique the pages are in a report when compared to each other? And most importantly... Do you know how much of the links that you get in that .csv or .txt link report are alive today(as in not deleted)..and how much of them are actually indexed by Google and what their longevity will be? Do you know which link package is long term and which is not...and how do you know if you are not spending your money on links that will only boost your SEPRS over the next 10 days...but after a month they might be deleted and thus result in a ping-pong effect? IF you are buying short term link packages all the time then this means you are spending all of your resources sustaining your current rankings..rather than improving them. Asking all those questions to myself is the reason why I developed the first of its kind advanced Link Quality R&D Tool that can analyze different link reports for critical quality assesment factors, save them and organize them as projects so I can compare and keep track over time so I can monitor for their longevity and how they develop over time. My own link research dashboard where I can do my own R&D that helps me better understand the quality of the different link packages on which I spend my money, and which gives me the capacity to actually choose packages that are long term so I can turn links into assets. After seeing how useful this was for me and how it helped me improve my site rankings and the rankings of my clients, I decided to further invest in this engine which I have been building over the years and launch it as a service. You can load a link report in linkscore and with one click of a button it will do the following operations for you: - Analyze the number of URLS which you have submitted from the link report (ALL Links) - Analyze the number of Unique URLS from the whole list (It will remove all duplicate entries and provide you with a clean list of the unique URLS) - Analyze how much URLS of the whole list are active and how much have been deleted (Active URLS) - Check each single link for Do-follow/No-follow status. This is especially important for High PR do follow type of services where you are supposed to pay for do-follow blogs comments. - Analyze how much of the URLS are hosted across different unique domain names (subdomains are not counted as domains) - Analyze the number of Class-C IPs per each URL and tell you the total number of unique class-C IPs for the package - Check each single URL from the list to identify if its indexed in Google so you can actually know what the real effect of the link package is - Tell you which URLS are Active and are NOT indexed, so you can bookmark/ping them and thus drain the maximum out of your work - Provide you with a Indexed Percentage rate (%) which is calculated on your Active URLS - Check the Pagerank of the root domain on which each of the URL is (Domain PR) - Check the actual Pagerank of each of the URLs that hold your links - Assign a a "LinkScore" in the form of points for the specific link package which is based on an advanced formula which takes into consideration all quality factors (class-C IPs, unique domains, total number of links etc). 1 point is assigned ONLY if a url that hold your link in a report is : on a unique domain, on its separate class-c IP, live and indexed in google. This way you can quickly get an idea of the actual value of a link building service by checking the linkscore points. Each of those separate reports are clickable and you can view more details with specific data. All reports are exportable in csv and can be used to directly load them to pinging/bookmarking etc tools. This way you can take only the Active URLs and work on them. Never be lied again when paying for link pacakges or expensive tools! Focus only on the links that are worth and that are yielding you results! Improve your SEO skills by making decisions that are based on facts and data! Signup Now, there is a 48 hours free trial! The promotional launching price for this incredibly advanced service is: $18 per month - for the Standard Plan - up to 5 projects $28 per month - For Premium Plan - unlimited amount of projects There is also the ability to post proof to your providers that their service is not what they offer. Many users have already reported to have saved hundreds of dollars by finding out that vast majority of links that they get from private blog networks are being deleted soon after delivery. Same goes for do-follow high pr comments. Here are some sample reports that were run on few random providers from BHW: This is for a package that I bought from a "reputable" bhw member. The package name was "The Index Bear"....guess what, after 3 months there is no sign of 99.9% of the urls from that service. I will know for future not to send my money down the drain with them. I could have bought a decent service with that $249 . If it wasnt for linkscore to keep this package in my dashboard and provide me the ability to do a check on it with one push of a button I would never know that. And here is another service from April, which seems to be doing pretty the same. I see that there are 286 active links, while at the same time the indexed links are only 127. This means there are 159 non-indexed links which are active. I will have to dig and export to csv the non-inexed links and ping/bookmark them to ensure they get 100% indexing rate. No point in buying another package before utilizing 100% of the package that I already have. I might have just saved myself another $200 (the price of this package). Linkscore is the tool that will bring intelligence in your link building efforts. You have to be intelligent to survive the war with Google!