The full review is available at SEO Specialist
Cemper Regains Lead as the Best Link Building Tool
After Majestic SEO latest addition of trust metrics, Cemper.com decided to add additional features helping to classify backlinks. The latest update of LinkResearchTools include both power and trust metrics, which in combination can be very useful to help decide if certain links are worth going for or not. After all, link builders need to know how relevant certain links are and Cempers graphic tools certainly helps.
By using the new link quality factors from Cemper.com, webmasters and search engine optimisers can easier determine a site’s strength and trust, in a similar manner to how search engines tries to break down the quality of backlinks.
One of the most useful additional additions include the anchor text cloud, which are more helpful than ever after Google’s latest anchor text focused updates.
The full review is available at State of Search
Identify “bad” links with Linkresearchtools Power*Trust update
The link- and site optimization tools are working very hard on improving their functionalities. After Majestic SEO launching “Flow Metrics” a few weeks ago and Linkdex’ new site crawler yesterday, today we can focus on Linkresearchtools. They launched a new new “Power*Trust update” which lets you identify links that originate from low-trust spam pages.
With the current ‘clean up’ of the Google result pages with updates like Panda and Penguin the need for ‘quality’ links has never been higher. But more importantly: site owners, and especially linkbuilders, want to know if they have any ‘bad’ links pointing to them which could potentially hurt them in the long run. The newest update from linkresearchtools adds 7 new SEO metrics to the tool to determine just that.
Goodbye to other rankings
The new updates of CEMPER Power™ and CEMPER Trust™ metrics means linkresearchtools is saying goodbye to SEOmoz MozRank and it has moved Google PageRank and Majestic ACrank into the “Legacy Link metrics” package.
The changes Linkresearchtools has made are extremely useful for linkbuilders and SEO’s looking for signs on how their sites are doing when it comes to Penguin updates for example. And the new trust metrics are again an indication that tools these days are moving forward really quickly. Combine all the tools and you might just have a more powerful product than Google itself when it comes to determining the quality of sites.
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The full review is available at Search Engine Land
Take advantage of the Feedback feature LRT offers, the staff is friendly and will answer any question you have.
Become familiar with the “Hotlist” feature included with most of the tools. You can save an URL into the Hotlist whenever you find something interesting and go back to it when you have time.
I used it when I found people “borrowing” my content without permission; when I was done with my testing, I went back to the list and exported the URL’s for follow-up. The Hotlist feature is a handy way to save URL’s without stopping your work flow.
The Link Research Tool set has something for everyone, with sixteen tools available you can stay busy for weeks! Take time to watch the videos and read the tutorials, understand fully what each can do before you start running reports.
The full review is available at David Naylor
Yahoo Site Explorer on Steroids, with a Machine Gun… aka QBL
With a quick glance you can see if each link meets your criteria, what anchor text is within it, how many backlinks are pointed to the page and site, and you can compare IP’s to make sure the domains you’ve chosen are hosted separately. Those that qualify can be added to your favourites for further investigation.
Basically, if there were to have been a YSE 2.0, it wouldn’t have been anywhere near as good as this. Yes I know YSE’s body isn’t even cold yet, and I do feel the sentimentality towards it but I do to my car too, and if my 10 year old deisel broke down tomorrow only to be replaced by a Lamborghini Elemento then I hate to say it, but I’d forget about my car quicker than Bill O’Reilly could form a biased opinion on an important political matter with no supporting evidence… so, instantly… no thought need go into it!
The full review is available at Search Engine Journal
As you may know the basic functions of my previous review of the Backlink Profiler, the new QBL (the tool’s abbreviation that is being used inside the Link Research Tools) is like a simple but super-lightning-fast version of it. It delivers similar functionality to the BLP, however with an immense boost in speed. Within only a few seconds (around 10 seconds were usually enough).
But the best of all is that you have super-convenient dynamic filters in the interface and still can download everything to Excel with one click.
The tool provides bookmarklets that make using the tool even easier, and it’s also integrated with all other tools inside the Link Research Tools. If you are not using bookmarklets for your research, you haven’t done intensive SEO research I tell you.
The full review is available at State of Search
The cool thing is, that it’s really fast. It’s just as fast as Yahoo Site Explorer used to be, which makes it a really great replacement.
In addition the Quick Backlinks tool provides you with several bookmarklets which help you get up to speed in your SEO work by letting you start reports with a simple click in your browser’s bookmarks toolbar.
In a nutshell the “QBL” analyses your existing backlinks, compares them and visualized them in charts and a detailed data table. Whereas it doesn’t check every single link for accuracy like the Backlink Profiler (another tool in the Link Research Suite) does and doesn’t offer the wide range of SEO metrics other tools, it offers unparalleled speed and results within a few seconds! Especially in combination with the bookmarklet this is one of the best tools I’ve seen for a quick checkup.
The full review is available at Blueclaw SEO Blog
At first glance the package looks quite promising, although any link builder that I’ve ever worked with will probably tell you that they either don’t have the time or don’t need this sort of suite to be able to tell whether a link is good or not (and to some extent I agree), so that pretty much rules them out as a target market, making the name of the product somewhat misleading.
The other issue that I tend to have with these sorts of software is there are a few out there now and routing out which features are helpful is the real challenge. Link research tools certainly has an awful lot of features to play with, so I’m going to give you a quick review and breakdown of the tools that you should look at and those not to bother with. Granted I am not saying that you can’t find these metrics elsewhere. In fact I know that you can and in some cases where there is a much better tool I may just tell you!
The full review is available at Seosoftware
Which ones of my backlinks boost me the most? Where does my competition get their ranking from? Why do they rank for my target keywords and why don’t I? What type of backlinks should I focus on? These are just a few questions every SEO has to deal with in his daily work. LinkResearchTools is a toolkit specifically made to answer these questions. It gives SEOs the mandatory facts to make efficient Link Building decisions. Or does it? We checked out CEMPER’s LinkResearchTools and will tell you about our first impression.
Using these SEO Tools you’ll get a lot – and I really mean a lot – of information. A little bit too much maybe. It takes some time to even make sense of all these metrics. These tools have their price but when I see all these metrics and reports I’m sure someone is already making a fortune with it. As the name tells it’s a research tool. Link Builders that are rather practically oriented and just have a (legitimate) trial and error approach might be a little overwhelmed. So yes it is a very valuable tool but not for everyone.