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SEO tool that crawls backlinks?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by sub001, Feb 6, 2017.

  1. sub001

    sub001 Regular Member

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    I want the tool to crawl a list of backlinks (uploaded from file or discovered by the tool), get the response code of the page, find the link on the page, return the context in which the link is placed (e.g. anchor text plus surrounding text/code).

    What do you guys recommend?
     
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    I'm not familiar with that tool. :)
    Seriously, though, this is not a rocket science. I'm assuming tools such as MOZ, Majestic or Ahrefs must have this, no?
     
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    Ok, so I have researched it a bit futher...

    Many SEO tools provide some kind of link research options. In most cases it’s just a list of links, type of link and anchor text. They usually do not allow uploading your own list for analysis.

    The 3 biggest ones are:

    MOZ Open Site Explorer
    https://moz.com/researchtools/ose/
    They have their own link discovery bots. No possibility to upload a list.
    Data: Title, URL, anchor text, spam score, page authority, domain authority

    Ahrefs
    https://ahrefs.com/
    They have their own link discovery bots. No possibility to upload a list.
    Data: they categorize links (follow/nofollow, edu/org, text/image, etc.), provide anchor text and assess the backlink strength.

    Majestic
    https://majestic.com/
    Source of data unknown (probablly have their own bots). It is possible to upload URLs for crawling.
    Data: URL, anchor text, trust flow, citation flow, link type, date discovered.

    I haven’t found any tool that crawls the source code of the backlinking page beyond the anchor text. So, they do not really provide any context to how your site is actually linked.