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Link development software

any white hat recommendations?

10:03 pm on Jun 20, 2009 (gmt 0)

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Myself and two of my employees are just starting a link development program. I am concerned that we will end up stepping on each others toes - like all three of us independently sending a webmaster a request for linking. I went looking through the library and used the search function on this site for recommendations and was surprised when I didn't find much. This [webmasterworld.com] and this [webmasterworld.com] didn't tell me anything. Google searches just bring back results on black hat spam tools.

So what can people recommend? We need multi-user, white hat, don't step on each other's toes software. I have been playing with Advanced Web Ranking but don't know how to make it multi-user, or if it is possible. I would like to avoid anything that will get my site banned of course. I seem to recall that something called Web Position Gold was frowned upon.

3:04 pm on June 21, 2009 (gmt 0)

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I just had a look at BuzzStream, is anyone using it? Nice interface for link contact/ follow up from a page that you are visiting. It doesn't do link research like the AWR software. That is easy enough to do I suppose with just checking backlinks from competitors sites, but I wanted something integrated that could help me make a 'to do' list of sites to check. Also, the price of BuzzStream is cheap per month, but after a while those fees will add up.

Are there any similar alternatives?

10:50 am on June 29, 2009 (gmt 0)

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Me and my colleague use a shared folder as data folder in Advanced Link Manager. Each of us can send linking requests independently from the same project. When the email is sent, all details are added to that domain and we are able to keep track of all emails sent from the application.

They have a server version for Advanced Web Ranking that makes this type of work easier, but not for Link Manager yet :( Hope they will develop this soon...


2:00 pm on July 2, 2009 (gmt 0)

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We use google docs here. That's all we need.
2:16 pm on July 2, 2009 (gmt 0)

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I use Excel, but agree that Google docs is very useful for collaboration.
3:17 pm on July 2, 2009 (gmt 0)

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I was going to use the spreadsheet from Google Docs to keep track of a recent link campaign so that I could work on it from multiple locations. Unfortunately it didn't like me trying to paste large lists of page titles and addresses into it (Large ~ 100). Back to Open Office <sigh />
7:19 pm on July 2, 2009 (gmt 0)

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Excel anmd google docs works but its exhaustingly time consuming.

There are plenty of link manegement software solutions on the web but many of them offer full duplex (fully automated linking) modules that can get you into trouble with the search engines.

When looking for a solution, make sure you look for one that is editor based (you maintain full control over who you link to). You also want something that allows for full control over categorization without forcing you into specific pre selected categories. You also want something that provides for unique publishing methods.

An editor based software is going generate a slow and natural link acquisition rate/trend which is very important when generating links.


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