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I need software that will pull the anchor text of backlinks.

     
7:15 am on Dec 24, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Preferably software - if a script will do it, ok - but software would be better as it is quicker. Also it'd be great if it could pull the # of outbound links as well, that each backlink has. For example, the search term "link:http://www.site.com" has let's say 300 backlinks... It would go through and grab the anchor text of each link.

Thanks!

11:30 am on Dec 24, 2004 (gmt 0)

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I doubt anyone would post that kinda scripting/program for free. If it was in general circulation there would be even more spam in the search engines! Thats the kinda stuff people will keep to themselves....
10:46 pm on Dec 24, 2004 (gmt 0)

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I'm kinda new to the keyword game... Just wondering what the value of this information is? Fun to know, or does it help you determine better keywords?

Thanks,

Sean

6:34 pm on Dec 25, 2004 (gmt 0)

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I wrote the script, but am still unclear as to how to interpret the output. Is a backlink to www.example.com the same as to example.com? For example, on a popular news site I see many different names for the same page, resulting in me not recognizing them as backlinks:

$ perl backlinks.pl [cnn.com...]
[money.cnn.com...]
::External links: 11
[money.cnn.com...]
::External links: 8
[money.cnn.com...]
::External links: 10
[money.cnn.com...]
::External links: 8
[money.cnn.com...]
::External links: 10
[asahi.com...]
::External links: 5
::http://www.cnn.com/ - CNN.com
[newsvac.newsforge.com...]
::External links: 46
::http://www.cnn.com/2004/TECH/internet/11/30/words.of.the.year.reut/ - Reuters' story
::http://www.cnn.com/ - CNN
::http://www.cnn.com/2004/TECH/internet/11/30/words.of.the.year.reut/ - Reuters' story

Sean