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LinkAssistant – A Review of Options and Benefits

LinkAssistant is a part of the SEO PowerSuite and can help you with your link partner set-up and management. I recently tested out the software and I am going to breakdown some of its features and how the tool is used.

LinkAssistant Features

  • Helps users find link partners and find their contact info. LinkAssistant looks at relevant, high quality websites and finds the related contact information for you. This tool can save you tons of hours of digging through the web.
  • An organized system that lets users quickly contact all link partners and potential partners with personalized emails. With a more personalized approach you have a better shot at convincing other professionals to link to you.
  • Management of incoming email with link requests & communications from link partners. Link assistant offers a fully-functional email client that allows you to manage all your link communications within you link building tool. More importantly you can keep your link building emails in one place and they won’t get lost among other emails.
  • The ability to create a link directory with categories and subcategories of your choosing.  This directory can be added to your website and is easy for your users to navigate.  LinkAssistant also offers the ability to quickly upload to your directory without switching to another FTP program. It handles the new uploads instantly for you.
  • Tracking system that lets you know which link partners are linking back. You can instantly see who is linking back to you and which methods they are using to do so. LinkAssistant’s software robots.txt, JavaScripts, frames, redirects, nofollow tags and other tricks.
  • Monitoring of link popularity and growth. This tool makes it easy to monitor your link growth at any moment.
  • Uses Google, Yahoo! and Bing APIs. This ensures users will never have to worry about abusing these three search engines.
  • SEO PowerSuite tracks all search engines every 12 minutes and keeps your software in line with algorithms of 777 search engines.
  • Ability to create reciprocal 1-way, 3-way and 4-way links.

The Software Gives You a Lot of Information Fast

I tested LinkAssistant and looked for some link partners for SEJ. It is simple to use and the ability to save data in a quick, organized and easy to use manner was very nice.  To start you simply add the URL for your “project” (Basically whatever website you need links for).

Step 1 create project LinkAssistant   A Review of Options and Benefits

After creating a project by choosing a URL you next specify anchor text for the site and then establish contact information for the site so link partners know what you are looking for and your contact information is automatically added to emails sent from the software. After these steps you can begin searching for link partners and you have multiple ways to do so with the LinkAssistant software. See the options below:

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I tested several options, but I will review what happened when I chose “find sites that link to your competitors”.  Here is what the tool looks like as it searches:

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Results

Keep in mind that results are not instantaneous, but the data you receive is pretty great information to have.  To start they display websites and you can check the ones you are interested in, ignore others and blacklist the sites you never want to deal with again.  After I saved some sites it brought me to a “partners” screen with URL and contact information. I was kind of shocked to see one aimClear email address I use often.

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Customizing My Project

Once I had a collection of possible link partners in my project the software gave me many options to choose from. See the options below for “edit link partners”. As you can see the software gives you multiple ways to keep your data organized and updated.

Edit LinkAssistant   A Review of Options and Benefits

 

Tools

Under “tools” I can choose to find more link partners and can choose from the options in picture #2 in this post. I can create a link directory for my site quickly as well and I was given two options, a multi-level tree link directory structure or a flat, plain link directory template. I really liked the send email option.

Tools LinkAssistant   A Review of Options and Benefits

When I choose “Send Email to Selected Partner(s)” the following popped up. It was a pre-designed email template and there were several to choose from. As you can see most of the work was done for me already and I also had the ability to edit what I would like and choose from other templates. The email already had the HTML link information (URL and anchor text) for my site included so link partners can just copy and paste and it is signed with the contact information I provided when I created the project.

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Preferences

The next set of options is “preferences” and there are a lot of preferences to go through where you can really customize your project for a site. I particularly liked the FTP/Local Storage option where the software could automatically upload updated links for my directory to my website and the Scheduler that allows you to run a task of your choosing on a certain date. This is one less thing I have to worry about; another date and deadline.

Anytime software lets you create reports I am happy and this software offers that as well.

Preferences LinkAssistant   A Review of Options and Benefits

Conclusion

I have never been one to go out and search for link partners, but if I needed to I think this software could be very useful and help me avoid the searching and digging that would be required to find quality sites that I would want to partner with. It is very easy to use, well-organized and offers features that make the user’s life easier. It offers many time-saving benefits as well.

If I was looking to create a directory on my site I think this software could be a great time saver and very helpful. It is obvious that the creators of the software were focused on offering options that would make the process of creating link partners much easier. LinkAssistant is part of the SEO PowerSuite that also offers a Rank Checker, Website Auditor and SEO Spyglass.

Pricing

LinkAssistant offers three levels of pricing – free, professional and enterprise, but there is also a fee for their Live! Plan which is a maintenance plan that keeps your software up-to-date with the algorithms of supported search engines. From what I have read you need this for the software to work well long-term. I recommend you read the pricing page closely.

Overall, I don’t think the pricing is too expensive. I think any tool that is going to give you the data you need easily is a good investment (and tax deduction).

 

This is a sponsored review.

 

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Melissa Fach

SEJ Editor - Melissa is the owner of SEO Aware, LLC. She is a consultant and trainer helping companies make the most of their content marketing and SEO. She specializes is the Psychology behind blogging and content marketing. Melissa is also an associate on the Community team at Moz, an associate and writer at CopyPress and an editor at Authority Labs. She is a self-proclaimed Star Wars and Internet geek and volunteers with big cats at BigCatHabitat.org.

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13 thoughts on “LinkAssistant – A Review of Options and Benefits

  1. Hi, I’m just wondering, if using of Google, Yahoo and Bing’s API’s means, that software is able to see site’s backlinks just like Google?

    1. Hi Larry, the keys are part of the tools’ search engine safety features. They are like insurance against violating search engines’ terms of use and also guard you from temporary search engine blocks/downgrades. Note that there are limits as to how many searches you can conduct per day via API:

      - Yahoo API limits you to 5000 daily searches
      - Bing API limit is 10,000/daily
      - and, via API, Google will only show 64 results per search request

      Hope this helps.

      Tanya
      with Link-Assistant.Com

  2. Hi Melissa…As I have heard lot about this link assistant but because of you I get to know what exaclty it is and how it works for us. This is really proves a great aid in our work.

    Thanks a lot for this highly informative and important sharing.

  3. Hello Melissa,

    I tried the free version of Link assistant, rank tracker and other tools from seo powersuit but actually its too much complicated as I found. Thanks for sharing this info , it will help a lot to us.
    Do you recommend us to try the paid version? It should come with some handy guide for seo guys.

    Amit

    1. Hello Amit! I’ve been using SEO PowerSuite for quite a while and can say that there are some online user guides for each component of the software, as well as video tutorials. If I’m not mistaken most of the help stuff can be found here:

      http://www.link-assistant.com/support/ (look through the manuals)

      and here:

      http://www.link-assistant.com/video.html

      You can try the paid version for sure and I’d suggest you doing this as you’ll have more data and functionality at your disposal. SEO PowerSuite can seem a bit hard at first sight but it just requires some time to get used to it like any other software does. Good luck :)

      1. Thanks Inessa,

        I need this software really as seo got too hard now. Google uncle got too much strict. :)

        I had a few other questions but may be its better to post in relevant topics. One of my site got penalized with penguins update on 5th october when penguin refreshed the data. Now just trying to pull it back.

        Thanks
        Amit

  4. I have just bout the full Power Suite but still have to get my teeth into link assistant… It looks very similar to Buzz Stream, am I right ?

    Thanks for the great post.

  5. I recently bought the SEO powersuite and I must say its been a good buy for me.
    The review here covers most of what it does.

    You will need to spend some time to learn how to use it and once you get into it, its
    a fantastic tool and it has helped me in building good links for my clients.

    I recommend it.
    I just bought their Buzz Bundle few days ago.

  6. Hi,
    I am planning to buy this Link Assistant software. My question is, this software submit the links autometically? And this will creak Captcha?

    Thanks,
    Rick.

    1. Rick, you will need to buy anti recaptcha.
      If you are just starting out, it cost around 29USD for 5000 anti recaptcha.
      Its on their website.

  7. Mellissa,

    Thank you for your review it actually made me go visit the page and after watching the self promoting video that linkassistant provides I went ahead and downloaded the FREE version. Since I am a complete novice most of what I was looking at seemed like a foreign language to me, but the amount of work I did in 2 hours on the Free version would have taken me months to do on my own. One thing that has me scared about purchasing this software though 2 minutes after downloading my antivirus (malware) reported blocking multiple attempts to a suspicious site. In the 4 days I have downloaded it I have deleted over 20 emails from SEO powersuite trying to get me to buy something else. If the product was really that professional and legit I wouldn’t think they would need to send 20 emails in 4 days telling me about other products or tips/tricks on how to use existing products. This seems more like blackhat technique vs white hat so Im Not sure if this is all SEO friendly with Googles new pageranking and link back laws, but it appears to be very beneficial. The price tag seems rather steep to me, and every time you want to do something it tells you the FREE version doesnt have permission to do so. Even for something as simple as opening up a link in a web browser. So for anyone else looking to check this out I would tread carefully as I am not sure if this is safe software to be using. maybe it is maybe it isnt but has a lot of similar characteristics of “spyware/get rich quick” programs.

  8. Quite a nice tool for link management and easy to use. For backlink research I use SEO SpyGlass, it’s going to beat all competitors with new backlink database.