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SEO SpyGlass vs Other Backlink Checkers: the Story of One Test

January 1st, 2016 | Link-Assistant.Com

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Dear SEO SpyGlass users,

I am writing this as an answer to many questions that arose after Matthew Woodward published the results of his experiment where he compared the performance of the industry’s several top backlink checkers:

  • SEO SpyGlass
  • Majestic SEO
  • Ahrefs
  • Open Site Explorer (SEOmoz)
  • Raven Tools

The experiment involved 3 websites and the average number of backlinks found on the three websites was as follows:

backlink checkers comparison chart

Needless to say I was surprised at these results. As you know, we run tests in-house on a regular basis, to make sure that SEO SpyGlass stands to its status of the most data-rich backlink checker. So it was quite surprising, why on the three sites tested by Matthew, SEO SpyGlass was observed as the poorest performer. Read more »

Broken Link Building: a Step-by-Step Practical Guide

January 13th, 2014 | Alesia Krush

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If you are a small business owner who makes money off their website, you've probably heard about Google's Penguin update - the algorithm change that rendered a big number of previously used link building methods "illegal".

Penguin left many site owners scratching their heads, wondering which link acquisition tactics work after the update. One such method that still allows you to play it safe is so-called broken link building. It consists in finding broken links located on other people's sites, and getting them replaced with links back to your site. Read more »

Selecting the Best Backlink Prospect: Evaluation Framework

December 26th, 2013 | Vitaly Gonkov

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There are a sheer number of backlink opportunities available on the Web. And this may bring up a challenge both for professional SEOs and individual webmasters.

To surface the best link targets, one needs to assess SEO value of each potential linking source, check lots of different SEO metrics, and carry out their comparative analysis.

This article will tell you how to streamline the process and evaluate backlink prospects in 3 easy steps.

In the post you will find professional, yet easy-to-implement tips on how to:

  • collect important SEO metrics for potential linking sites;
  • roughly estimate SEO value of link targets;
  • eliminate irrelevant backlink prospects;
  • run comprehensive analysis of most SEO-valuable sources;
  • target the best sites to get links from.

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Top 50 SEO posts of 2013

December 20th, 2013 | Olga Gabdulkhakova

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2013 has been rich in Google updates, SERP changes and other SEO news. Penguin, Hummingbird, Not Provided approaching 100%, Google Local Carousel, the evolution of Knowledge Graph - we became aware of those in 2013. Quite natural, there's a lot of great content from recognized experts to cover these SEO happenings. In this recap, I've summarized 50 SEO articles from 2013 that I believe to be the most helpful for the community. The posts have been structured according to the topics they cover.

Case Studies

1. Link Building Case Study: How I Increased My Search Traffic by 100% in 14 days

Theory is great, but when it comes to SEO, link building and actually driving traffic, we all long for case studies and success stories we can replicate. One of these inspiring stories has been published by Brian Dean on his Backlinko blog. In his article, Brian shows us a technique that helps him get high quality links from every piece of content he produces. The author's strategy is about finding proven linkable asserts, making something even better and then reaching out to the right people.

2. How I attracted 2,000 Visitors to a Brand New Blog

Most of us are used to the idea that building a blog takes time. Regardless of the content you publish, visitors won't flood your board overnight, because there are certain stages a new blog should go through. In this article, Tom Ewer states that in reality you can build a blog and start attracting visitors tomorrow. And that's exactly what he did. The author shares a helpful story of how he attracted around 2k visitors to his brand new brand and what ingredients were necessary to make it happen. Read more »

17 Internet Marketing Blogs Newbies Should Actually Read

November 26th, 2013 | Jan Guardian

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So you've just started your career in internet marketing and you are overwhelmed by the avalanche of blogs out there on the web.

Even if you have a desire to read them all, you might be afraid of falling into the abyss of irrelevant information, getting frustrated and wasting your precious time.

Cheer up! We've compiled a breakdown of 17 internet marketing blogs that are worth keeping an eye on!

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The Ultimate Guide to Link Building with Images

November 21st, 2013 | Vitaly Gonkov

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We all know that a picture can speak a thousand words. Using images adds richness to website content, makes it more valuable, enhances readers' experience and provides more definition to textual information.

But not everybody knows that besides all the above mentioned advantages Web images can also be a great means to get more natural links.

From this post you will learn how to:

  • get a full list of your site images indexed by Google;
  • find your images that are illegally used on other sites and turn them into backlinks;
  • automate the process of searching for coverage that didn't result in a link, and mine for relevant platforms to place your image content on;
  • analyze your competitors' image content;
  • use image search by keywords as a way to find new sources to get links from.

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