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Cruxo




msg:4253090
 12:21 am on Jan 14, 2011 (gmt 0)

Hi guys, out of the many link building tools out there, which one do you recommend out of your own experience of using the products? What are the reasons?

Personally I have trialled the following tools: Open Site Explorer, InfluenceFinder (now merged with Linkdex), Link Insight and Advanced Link Manager. Each has their own merits and negatives.

 

martinibuster




msg:4253097
 12:43 am on Jan 14, 2011 (gmt 0)

That's a lot of tools to cycle through. None of them worked well enough to keep you as a customer. What was lacking?

CainIV




msg:4253134
 2:55 am on Jan 14, 2011 (gmt 0)

The best link building tool I have found, by and far, was my office phone.

Planet13




msg:4253173
 6:31 am on Jan 14, 2011 (gmt 0)

The best link building tool I have found, by and far, was my office phone.


Could you expand on that?

BradleyT




msg:4253506
 8:18 pm on Jan 14, 2011 (gmt 0)

Depends on how dirty you want to get. Tools like SENuke, SERP Assist, Scrapebox, and XRumer will get you massive amounts of backlinks in a very short period of time.

There's YouTube videos on all of the above tools if you'd like to see which may help you.

CainIV




msg:4254971
 3:55 am on Jan 19, 2011 (gmt 0)

Most of the scraping type tools achieve links that experience fast decay or link rot.

Additionally, co-citation creates a cloud and profile which usually includes spammy websites in the mix along with yours.

I usually source the websites that I want to develop relationships with based on query operators in Google.

Once my spreadsheets are ready, I pickup the phone, call the website, and speak to them about the business and how we can help each other.

Cruxo




msg:4254999
 5:09 am on Jan 19, 2011 (gmt 0)

@martinibuster: I am still using one of them.
For the ones that I mentioned, I have only used 1 of them in their full version (ie. Link Insight). The rest I used in their trial version.

My main issue with Link Insight is that they suggest many irrelevant and unfeasible target sites. One example that it spits out is a Harvard university paper whose topic happened to be related to our vertical. But how on earth could you get a link from that kind of site?

But considering that the tool is in its early stage of development, it could be just a minor issue/bug that they could fix soon.

Planet13




msg:4255001
 5:28 am on Jan 19, 2011 (gmt 0)

...and speak to them about the business and how we can help each other.


I'm not making moral judgments here, but would it be safe to assume that a transfer of funds is usually included in those discussions?

martinibuster




msg:4255005
 5:36 am on Jan 19, 2011 (gmt 0)

...a transfer of funds is usually included in those discussions?


No, no. That is not what cain is discussing. Here is what cain said:

I usually source the websites that I want to develop relationships with...


Developing relationships is the key.

There are many ways for businesses and site publishers to work together. I used to know a marketing professional who was a wizard at phoning companies in related niches, setting up a meeting and working out projects that were mutually beneficial, usually involving an exchange of publicity via each other's substantial client list. That's just one way among many that companies can work together.

What does the site lack that you can provide that does not involve a transfer a funds?

maddie19




msg:4255429
 10:17 pm on Jan 19, 2011 (gmt 0)

I like ontolo (good for queries) and seo spyglass (for backlinks). They both have free versions.

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