Link Popularity analysis
& Link Building tools
Not to be confused with PageRank, the
concept of Link Popularity is similar in that it is something that Google™ created and is
important to watch and improve on, in order to move up in the Google's (among many others) Search results.
Where PageRank is an indicator, however, Link Popularity is the reason. Having your page(s) be popular &
linked-to often is a means to building your PageRank.
The top half of this page has tools that will help you
analyze & monitor your Link Popularity, and the lower half is for actual Link Building. -
Without a doubt the hardest, most time-consuming part of getting your site to the top of the Search Engines.
For those who care about getting that top-page ranking result in Google and all its clone search engines,
spending time on this part of your SEO project is simply paramount. We hope to save you lots of time with
these tools though, and for the first time ever, all in one place, you can do it all for free!
Uptimebot.com's excellent Link Popularity check
Using this great tool from UpTimeBot.com, you
can review detailed statistics of backward links for one domain in many of the most popular directories
and search engines. -The best free LinkPop checker online.
This interesting tool doesn't give as detailed
results as the one above, but it checks in the three engines that matter the most, while having more
options once the results are in. Worth a try, and they offer some great, free advice to help raise
your Link Popularity when you're finished. A well-recommended website.
How to always see your current Link Popularity in Google™
To find out how many and who exactly is
pointing to your website right now, simply go to Google.com, and type the following into the search
field.: (Replacing 'yourdomain.com' with the domain in question.)
It's certainly not as detailed as the other tools on this page, but it is a method that is memorable
enough to never be without!
Link Popularity Check v3.0
Link Popularity Check from Axandra is an ideal Link
Popularity Checker, as good as any that come in even the most costly of programs. It allows you to check
and compare your Link Popularity against any other sites you add in, along with 15 other pre-input sites
of varying sizes… And it does so in Alexa, AllTheWeb, AltaVista, Google™, HotBot, Inktomi MSN Search,
Teoma, & Yahoo. It even throws in an estimated cumulative score that averages them all together!
The results? An indispensable SEO tool that lets you
know exactly where your site ranks on the web, in relation to all other sites you may care about. It even
lets you output your saved searches to a .txt file! To top it off, it's from the very high-quality company
that brought us Arelis and IBP, yet it's all completely free with no intrusive nags to upgrade or buy their
other products! We use this all the time ourselves, highly recommended!
This unique program is a real-time Link Popularity
checker, with quite an unusual trick. It puts a little smiley icon down in your taskbar and runs its
hourly link counts on Google™, AOL, Yahoo, Inktomi, Alltheweb, MSN, Lycos, Ask Jeeves, Teoma, & Gigablast...
In a neat pop-over window that demands your attention. Whenever there's a new link to your site somewhere
out there on the web, it alerts you instantly.
Then it offers to show you graphs for your past
linked-to performance and it even plays a sound each time someone new links to you. Very
original. -I hope that our site gets popular enough to put this software to practical use in the near
One problem, however. Although it is freeware, the
iCubator Labs website no longer supports it so you're on your own, no tech
support or even someone to acknowledge it even exists... Still, we've had no problem with it ourselves, and
being free, there's nothing to lose.
Name: ICLinx 3001|
File name: iclinx.msi (Microsoft's installer)
File size: 2.62 MB
Support site: NONE!
Last known update: ???
Developer: iCubator Labs, LLC
OSs supported: Win 98, Me, 2K, XP
My new favorite LinkPop tool is from
TextLinkBrokerage.com, and we've placed it here for
your usage. Their calculator below answers the web-age-old question: "All things
being equal, how many incoming links will it take to get my site to outrank the others in Google?"
This excellent new tool will take your chosen keyword or keyword phrase and show you what you're up
against, and how many inbound links you'll need to claw your way up, however high you want to go. It
does this by counting the backlinks to each of the pages in the top spots on your query, on a few top
engines at the same time. This is an incredibly useful tool for anyone who is building their link
popularity. In fact, no other tool I know in the whole SEO kingdom gives you such a concrete
goal to shoot for!
Link Extractor web tool
Ever need a quick list of all the outgoing links
on a web page? Perhaps you're measuring your incoming against your outgoing links. Perhaps you want to
see who the competition is linking to. Most likely, you're building a list of possible link
partners. Just slap in any URL below and this quick script will give you a tidy, copy-able list of links.
Short and sweet, and very, very useful.
Link Swapper reciprocal link directory service
Link Swapper is a free link exchange plug-in directory
add-on for your website. Many webmasters find that to get lots of incoming links, they need to place
reciprocal links on some sort of directory on their site as well. This website plug-in works with all
websites that allow you to upload your own PHP or ASP scripts, and basically manages your links directory
All services from Link Swapper are totally free, and
getting started only requires you to register, create the list of your directory subject categories,
download a small web page plug-in file, upload it to your site, and place a link to this file from a page
on your site. Voila, instant link-exchange directory for you to give reciprocal links on. Once you have
done these quick steps, you will have a your own, personalized, fully functional link exchange and
resource directory management on your own website.
Many people who use the above Link Partner service find
this tool useful, they work together pretty well. Also, if you don't have access to PHP on your server,
then you'll be happy to hear that you can run this on ASP... It's the first service we've heard of that
does so. (Although we haven't tested it ourselves.)
We haven't placed the software here because they require
each user to sign up for it as a 'service' on their website. We tried the PHP version and no spam yet...: )
LinkMachine link managment program
LinkMachine is a Reciprocal link exchange management
software program, much like the LinkSwapper service above, that makes it easy to find and contact quality
reciprocal linking partners, generate custom link pages that match your site, and keep track of reciprocal
links automatically!. This great software even automatically updates your server-side link pages the instant
you make changes... -No uploading required. It will run on any web server that supports PHP version 4 or
later. Sorry, no ASP version.
Name: LinkMachine v1.08c|
File name: linkmachine_install.exe
File size: 40 kb
Support site: Http://www.linkmachine.net
Last known update: 9/9/2004
OSs supported: Win 9x, Me, 2K, NT, XP
Links Assistant v1.0
Links Assistant is a simple, but very handy
freeware tool that keeps a database of your sites and the sites of your linking partners, for use in your
reciprocal link email campaigns. You can automate many of the tasks involved in swapping links - sending
mails, (It comes with a default template) generating and updating the HTML code of your links directories,
and generally keeping track of all the necessary information you need to do the mailing and Link Directory
sides of your link campaign.
It doesn't come with it's own database like Link
Partners, but it does keep track of them for you once you've invited them to link to you. From there, it
creates a simple but effective HTML (NOT .asp or .php!) reciprocal link directory for you, that you tell
locally when to refresh. (Not automatically like LinkMachine, but you have total control when it
One drawback: It is no longer supported at all.
X3MSoftware developed it for their own use but must have decdied to hire a pro to manage their
rankings in the long run... So they just gave this away, no support offered. (So make sure you back
up any files before you use this on them!)
For those of you that have used
this might be a dissapointment, but it does most of ARELIS' tasks, and it's totally free! It isn't
nearly as powerful an Emailer as the program below, (Mach 5 mailer) however it has no limits on how many
emails you send out, and of course has the directory tool built-in as well.
Name: Links Assistant v1.0|
File name: lasetup100.exe
File size: 630 kb
Support site: http://www.x3msoftware.com
Last known update: 3/23/2004
Developer: X3M Software
OSs supported: Win 9x, Me, 2K, NT, XP
Mach 5 Mailer for bulk email automation
Send personalized email messages to your link partners
from any database source including Access and Excel, with conditional content, HTML formatting and
attachments. You can even schedule your mailing for low bandwidth hours. M5M provides advanced preview and
multi-threaded delivery, so you can see in advance what you are sending to each individual receipient before
you hit the send button!
Message filtering allows you to send to just the
webmasters you intend, using contents of your database. This program also includes PopMonger, an inbound
e-mail handling utility, to conduct confirmed opt-in management, manage failed messages, unsubscribe
requests, auto-replies and redirections. It even includes anti-spam provisions.
Need anything else? It probably does that too... Many users find this professional-use program a lot to
learn all at once, but it's a great tool to have around once you've learned it!
Free registration allows only a 200-at-a-time email
limit. This should be just fine for most reciprocal link management purposes... If you need more mails and
less functionality, give Link Assistant (above) a try first.
Name: Mach 5 Mailer v4.1|
File name: mailer-nten.exe
File size: 7.75 MB
License: Free to register, limit 50 per sending
Support site: Http://www.mach5.com/products/mailer
Last known update: 11/4/2004
Developer: Mach 5
OSs supported:Win 9x, Me, 2K, NT, XP
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