08 Jan A Look at Advanced Web Ranking

I can't remember why I even chose to download it again - it might have been Aaron Wall's face looking at me telling me to do it - but I found myself downloading a trial copy of advanced web ranking and setting up a new project with it. First Impressions I definitely did get a little bit overwhelmed when I opened it; probably the same reason I hadn't fully committed to using the software up until this point. Walkthroughs are nice and...

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24 Oct CognitiveSEO Gets Put To Work At Linkbuildr

My apologies to the CognitiveSEO.com staff, and mostly to Razvan who gave our team some hardcore use of their seriously well thought out tool suite. We played around with the old version and now their freshly updated toolbox of digital delights and loved it so much we stuck half of our clients on the platform. I will mention first and foremost that I was in no way paid to write about the tool, and Razvan told me to be as...

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11 Oct Broken Link Finder Tool From Citation Labs

Garrett French seems to have 48 hours in his day, seriously. He runs the well known firm and software company Citation Labs, manages to write tons of great content and here we are with another really helpful tool. The Broken Link Finder (BrokenLinkBuilding.com) is a comprehensive and time saving tool to tackle one of the best link building methods publicly known. "There is a gold mine of 404s out there ready to be prospected. Let the 404 Gold Rush Begin!"   I know...

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23 Jul 5 Twitter Chats for Link Builders

Although I've known her for a few years now, I don't think Ann Smarty has ever written a guest post, something she seems particularly fond of, for Linkbuildr. In our last correspondence I told her that she's always welcome to post on the site and she whipped something up for us right away. Believe it or not, this is that guest post! I know, right? Twitter Chats have really reached a new level of popularity lately. You basically set a time...

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20 Mar A Review of Link Prospector

Andrew Breen runs Outshine Online – a Halifax SEO company that is an Adwords Certified Partner. Connect with him on Twitter @breenandrew. When I saw Darren Shaw of Whitespark was involved with a newly-released link building tool, Link Prospector, I knew I had to give it a shot. If you don’t know Darren, he’s a super nice guy and a whiz at local SEO. Plus he’s a fellow Canadian SEO, and I love a good Canadian success story. Now that I think...

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02 Sep Backlinks.in Is Handy Dandy!

I've been meaning to write about Backlinks.in and I finally remembered after using it again this morning. This will be a quick and easy post because this tool has one feature, and it's handy one. If you quickly need to compare link numbers of multiple sites to get an idea of what numbers the competition has, then this is the tool for you! The tool is powered by OpenSiteExplorer's API so you know you're getting some good numbers to go...

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12 Aug Link Research Tools Review Part 1: Backlink Analysis

This is the first in a series of posts covering the little awesome tools that make up the LRT in its entirety. Chris Cemper and his team (Christine big thanks) were gracious enough to let me test these tools out for months now. I've been using them on a daily basis and at this point they've sunk in as an extension of my link building subconscious. We'll be looking at the backlink analysis tool first up because it's what we're all...

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12 Jul Yahoo Site Explorer Is Shutting Down

Well the sad news of the day is that the beloved Yahoo Site Explorer will be closed to and users will be shoved on over to Bing Webmater Tools. I've had a love/hate relationship with their backlink reporting, and I can say truly that it will be missed! I imagine tools like Link Diagnosis, SEO Quake and others will have to start learning the Bing API and see if some magic can happen. Link analysis has evolved a lot in...

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24 Mar LRT's Competitive Landscape Analyzer

Cemper's Link Research Tools are hands down the finest in the industry and while they're already ahead of the curve, they come out with this. The Content Landscape Analyzer within LRT allows you to profile your competition within the top 10 results for your keywords. This tool sums up all the needed info to take them out like what the right FOLLOW/NOFOLLOW, Brand vs. Money Keyword link ratio, Page Rank profile, Authority & Trust backlink profile. This puts companies in...

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11 Mar Jaxified.com Makes Social Media Tracking Easy

While the social web grows uncontrollably just like the normal web has done, there is too much to do and too much to track. How much statistical data can one take? Well, just a little more thanks to Jaxified.com. I've been utilizing a few different methods of tracking our Facebook Likes and ReTweets from across the digital landscape, and recently we've been running the free trial from this neat little web app. To me, the URL shortener, ReTweets and FB...

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