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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?
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.....
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.
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.
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.