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Need Tool to Extract Anchor Text

Msg#: 4606390 posted 1:02 pm on Aug 31, 2013 (gmt 0)

Please help, I have urls of all of the links where my site's link present

I am looking for a tool which can extract the anchor text and the corresponding landing pages of my site, because it is huge data..so tool suggestion please



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Msg#: 4606390 posted 1:22 pm on Aug 31, 2013 (gmt 0)

Majestic SEO - but it won't work with your data. It only works from its own database (which should have the majority of your links indexed anyway).

Or alternatively, if you insist working with your own list, post a job on oDesk and get somebody to write you a script. If I understand you correctly, this is a very simple job for somebody who knows PHP and Regular Expressions.


Msg#: 4606390 posted 10:21 pm on Sep 16, 2013 (gmt 0)

The best option is SeoSpyglass. You can import all your WT backlinks and to analyze them.

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Msg#: 4606390 posted 10:38 pm on Sep 16, 2013 (gmt 0)


Would be a relatively simple script.

$domain = 'example.com'; // Domain you're interested in
$dom = new DOMDocument; // Use DOM Document class
$dom->loadHTML('htmlfile.htm'); // Load HTML up, you didn't mention whether you have the pages fetched yet

$elements = $dom->getElementsByTagName('a'); // Get all <a> tags

// Iterate through <a> tags
foreach($elements as $e) {

if($e->hasAttribute('href')) { // Only consider <a> tags with an href attribute

$href = $e->getAttribute('href');
$parsed = parse_url($href); // Parse URL into its components
if(!isset($parsed['host'])) // Ignore relative URLs, badly formed URLs, javascript etc

if(preg_match("'(^|\.)$domain$'i",$parsed['host'])) // Match the domain and any subdomain
echo $href,"\t",$e->nodeValue,"\n"; // echo the href and anchor text

It gets a little more complicated if yo want to look for <area> tags and also parse different formats, like PDFs.

Fetching the actual pages should be relatively straightforward also.

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