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I'm probably going to try to have a script written that will check "reciprocal"/backward links ... just check, not solicit
So I'm trying to put together a list of reasonable expectations and needed some help from you folks.
What I have so far is:
The links I want to check would be on a special page on the server. Something like /menu/backwardlinks.html and referenced in the robots.txt file
I think I would prefer that the script run on the server rather than desktop and be initiated by typing something like
into my browser
The script would go down the entire list on backwardlinks.html, find each URL and report the following:
-URL of page - found/not found
-Link status - found/not found
-Whether the page is actually linked to the main site - linked/not linked
-Page is actually a "frame" - frame
-Link is buried in a script - script
-Meta robots="nofollow" - robot nofollow
-Meta redirects googlebot(et al?) to another URL - redirect SEBot
-Link has rel="nofollow" - relnofollow
-Link has "arguments" - arguments, query string, etc
Any negatives i.e., not found, not linked, etc would be displayed in red.
I'm probably saying some of these terms wrong, but I think you guys get the idea.
Any suggestions for other checks that should be incorporated into the script?
Regards and appretiations
- Ah, nevermind, I see you mentioned that.
What kind of user interface is this thing going to have? Are you just going to pass it a file with a bunch of links to check, or are you going to put a web front end on it?
As I envision it, I copy all the links I want checked (some of the people I link to don't link back and that's okay) to a page called backlinks.html and store it in a file I use on most of my sites /menu/ for storing SSI snippets. It is off limits to bots that respect robots.txt instructions.
Then I type a command like [mysite.com...] and that activates the script.
Then I get a report like backwardlink_report.html that tells me all these things.
I would rather evaluate the problem links individually, just as I pursue link arrangements.
I'm not a coder so I don't know the difficulties associated with the various tasks I would like performed.