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Arelis, Linksmanager and Linkautomate comparison
Doubts about efficiency
Rosi CalumCoburnUK

 3:09 pm on Mar 2, 2004 (gmt 0)

I have been using Arelis and I am quite happy with it. But I was wondering what experiences anyone has had with LinksManager and LinkAutomate.

Are they worth using if you're already using Arelis?

Another point, Linksmanager claims to automate the checking for reciprocal links - does it actually do it?



 6:41 pm on Mar 2, 2004 (gmt 0)

I haven't used the later two programs you mentioned, but I prefer the one you use because it has good features and is a one time cost. I've only seen the other two, but think the first is the best. The second you mentioned requires a monthly fee. The last one you mentioned lacks the find feature and their pre-sales explanation for not using this was pitiful.


 5:51 pm on Mar 4, 2004 (gmt 0)


I use LinksManager. Overall it's pretty good - and I'm happy with it.

Yes it does check your reciprocal links up to a point. Snag is, it's not very good with things like framed pages - so if it says there's no link there, you can't take it's word for it - often there IS - it just didn't find it.

Mind you, you probably want to visit the site anyway, just to check the link isn't buried away in some dark corner where no human will ever see it.....


 9:45 pm on Mar 8, 2004 (gmt 0)

I use LinksManager because it generates static HTML pages, each separate page named what I want it to be named, each separate page with the META tags I want, and the service is excellent. If the pages generated are not search engine friendly, then you'd better look elsewhere.


 2:13 am on Mar 10, 2004 (gmt 0)

Have now used Arelis for a more time, and would like to compare it with LinksManager.

Am now comparing features with LinksManager, & an curious if there really is much between them. (Btw, ignore LinkExplore - amateur piece of software)

Here are some drawbacks of Arelis:
Links checker doesn't work - only checks directories you give it. So if a link is put on another URL on the target site, Arelis doesn't see it. How does LinksManager compare?

Arelis doesn't allow autosubmission and amendments by others - so forces you to do it all manually. LinksManager does this all for you.

Arelis is a powerful database that allows you to search for, target and track your desired exchange partner sites in a campaign - including emailing sites. You are also able to import sites from Google and other web pages. How does LinksManager compare?

Please share your experiences.


 9:14 am on Mar 12, 2004 (gmt 0)

well, i think linkautomate is very good compare with linksmanager. Because it is a one-off cost, it also checks reciprocal links sitewise, allows you to rank sites, and better is : 1. You don't even login and it can automatically check sites, accept submision and generate link pages, 2. It also allows you control of anchor text. 3. their service is very good and fast.

The only drawback is not every web host company can support the script.

For Arelis, I think the software is more focus on seeking links but not managing links. Hence, I think they are two different things.


 2:45 pm on Apr 12, 2004 (gmt 0)

I think Arelis is a good option consider that LinksManager foreces to pay monthly.
But I wonder if is there anything else but those 3 mentioned...


 10:25 pm on Apr 12, 2004 (gmt 0)

I use Linksmanager, and frankly, I'm not all that pleased with it.

What I usually find on my 'partner' sites is a template. If I'm lucky, I can find my link with a search. I rarely find it any other way, and so I doubt web surfers find it either. And since LE is at least partly about PR, I rarely see PR on those pages. Disappointing.

I don't like the idea that they have to crawl my site twice a day either. Once should be enough..

I've had much better results just surfing the web, finding a site I like, and initiating an exchange with that webmaster.


 3:51 pm on Apr 13, 2004 (gmt 0)

And they charge you monthly... hmmmm
Any other competitor out there?


 4:03 pm on Apr 13, 2004 (gmt 0)

Yeah there is. We develpoed it in house and it kicks ass.

No Stickies cause we are keeping it for us


 9:46 pm on Apr 20, 2004 (gmt 0)

Arelis is a good software but seems like you have to do all the work.

Have someone used the link directory that arelis makes for you? I think is a great time saver but I'm afraid that Google consider that is bad...

Can you use it just as it is? the pages arelis compile from your database?

Did you?


 5:43 am on Apr 21, 2004 (gmt 0)

I think it is OK looking at the SERPS


 9:12 am on Apr 21, 2004 (gmt 0)

Arelis works great for me. Haven't tried any alternatives though...

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