Free Themed Link / Backlink Checker

Oct 18th
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Not sure how "new" this is, but it is a cool tool for free.

Text Link Brokers added a free themed backlink grabber tool to their site.

You input

  • the keyword you are interested in

  • the desired minimum PageRank
  • Number of search result pages
  • & your email address

The tool then cross references the backlinks pointing into competing websites and returns a list of websites which meet your minimum PageRank requirement and link to two or more sites that were ranked in the search results.

Pages that link to multiple competing sites are appealing link targets since they frequently are likely to link to your site too.

The tool takes a good deal of time to run because it has to do a ton of data processing.

Gmail clipped the email so I did not see the whole report, but what I saw looked rather useful. The email is available in both HTML and CSV formats.

One potential negative to using this tool is that you may be exposing your industry to the eyes of an influential link broker who may be working for a competitor, may soon help a competitor, or may become a competitor [added: Jarrod below commented that they do not use the data in any way other than to process the report].

Links (from people like me blogging about tools like this) have an intrinsic value which may make giving away some tools more rewarding than selling them.

Published: October 18, 2004

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Comments

March 26, 2007 - 10:23am

I like it, it's become really handy. I think they should have a disclosure about their privacy policy regarding the email list though, as it seems to add your email to their mailing list. But I like it :)

January 6, 2005 - 6:33pm

I would recommend you dont take email IDs from people for that tool Jarrod, There are other ways to provide results no need to send through email,

Already we get hell a lot of spam from Link brokering companies,

January 6, 2005 - 10:46pm

>I would recommend you dont take email IDs

that tool is offline now anyway and that post is like 3 months old...

October 18, 2004 - 6:24am

I think this came out in mid-September Aaron. I ran ran a request on 9/23 and I think I saw the blurb that it was "new" at that time.

I throttled my list back to only report on PR5 pages and higher (for the term I was looking for) and the length was still horrendous. My golly.

BTW, I had it sent to my Yahoo account and it was all there (85k). Interesting that Gmail would clip it. Out of curiosity, how large was your file before getting clipped?

There is one other thing to point out -- do not close the screen while it is running. If you do, the script will stop processing your request. Bad thing to do if it has been running for 15 or more minutes (it does take a long time).

October 18, 2004 - 7:09am

I like it, it's become really handy. I think they should have a disclosure about their privacy policy regarding the email list though, as it seems to add your email to their mailing list. But I like it :)

October 18, 2004 - 7:38am

>Interesting that Gmail would clip it. Out of curiosity, how large was your file before getting clipped?

like 40 pages. I think that would be another good thing to mention, just how large the list can be in some fields.

October 18, 2004 - 8:04am

Holy cow, 40 pages. Maybe if they could "zip" it and send it via attachment.

Shawn - I think that is why I used my Yahoo address for my report (like I do with most registration forms), not too worried about it. One of these days I will actually put my Gmail account to the test.

And you are right...that is a pretty slick tool. I like it too.

daringheights
October 19, 2004 - 2:10pm

Creator of the tool here, thanks for the review.

Can you please tell me what, other features, can I build on to this script to make it more usefull.

October 20, 2004 - 6:59am

I would love a tool that will tell you the following when a url (competitor) is entered:

1) All the unique domains that link to that (only one time,,,not every page)

2) Whether the domains are on the same c-block

3) What anchor text is used.

4) The page rank of the linked page(s)

5) How many incoming links that the individual linking domains have.

I imagine that would be a pretty big server load, but it would be a good tool :)

October 20, 2004 - 11:42pm

Hey guys,

I can promise all of you that we are not using the information that you enter in the tool for any purpose what so ever, other then whats needed to run the report and send it to you. We had created this tool to save us some time when using Arelis to find backlinks and then figured that it would be useful to others as well. Creating SEO tools is always a great way to get traffic to your site, which is our end goal. Please feel free to make suggestions. We have a fully dedicated server for running that ap and a developer to make changes.

October 20, 2004 - 11:48pm

it sure is a cool tool Jarrod. thanks for making it

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