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Tools for backlinks

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by spider4567, Jan 23, 2017.

  1. spider4567

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    I have a list of backlink URL on an excel file, and i need to check if the backlinks are still LIVE or 404 error found so i can remove them from webmaster tool. What tool able to do this?
     
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    I would suggest you use the Screaming frog - this is a paid tool but it helps to check if your links are live in a smart way.

    To use this method, you need two tools - (Microsoft Excel) and (Screaming Frog SEO spider tool).

    Steps to follow:

    1. Make sure that the list of URL you’re having includes with (http:// or https://). Then save it as .txt or .csv file.

    2. Open the screaming frog and click mode > list on the top toolbar.

    3. Then select your file on your computer to upload it on Screaming Frog.

    4. Make sure that you only find the links that are live by clicking configuration > custom.

    5. Type in your URL in the Filter 1 text input and click ok.

    6. Then click the custom tab and select your chosen filter from the drop down and click start.

    7. Then, your live links will start to appear as the scrape progresses.

    If you do like this, you can check whether the links are still live. If you have a large list of links to check, then it’s worth spending money on the Screaming frog.
     
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    Thanks!, other than this, what tool can be use too?
     
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    Hi i have tried this tool with manually pasting my backlink URL, but is kinda weird as some of the links status code are 404 but when i try to access it, it doesn't show 404 instead is good and indexed by google. Any idea?
     
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    Hi thanks! this is good and it does what i want
     
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    Did you purchase the tool?

    You can also try SEO tools for excel – this is a free tool but it is best for if your list is small.

    I also suggest you use the Scrapebox Link checker too. This is a free tool to use.
     
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    tried with scrapebox link checker but is not accurate.
     
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    What did you get exactly? And then, Did you purchase the Screaming Frog or looking forward FREE version. Please let me know.
     
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    Hi screaming frog is FREE version and i just realize that ScrapeBox Link Checker is a tool which helps you look if your url is on the backlink, right? Some stated not found, perhaps is because the url is not on the backlink.