The shutdown of Yahoo Site Explorer brought us QBL, the 10-second-car for Backlink Analysis
It’s been a while since our last review of the Link Research Tools back in March and I want to thank you guys again for the massive feedback. Since then, a lot has happened in SEO, most recently the shutdown of the perhaps most-used SEO Tool out there, Yahoo’s Site Explorer. Even more has happened in the product development of Link Research Tools (we could write about them improving the product on a monthly basis!) but this time we really have to mention their latest and greatest tool launch.
Link Building Wonder Weapon
Many SEO Toolkits there reacted to Yahoo Site Explorer going offline, but CEMPER.COM‘s Link Building wonder weapon stand out – not only because they just doubled their link data volume, also because of the advent of a new Ferrari-like tool to become a full-fledged replacement (and then some) for Yahoo Site Explorer. Enter QBL – the quick backlinks tool!
The new tool QBL is part of the whole product, but is also available stand-alone in the new Quick -Account with an introduction pricing (ends March 1) of an average breakfast at Starbucks. Look and see!
Link Boost adds 7500 more links
Before we talk more about QBL, their Link Boost was also recently announced, a feature that lets you analyze up to 7’500 additional backlinks in their Backlink Profiler tool the full HD supersize-me link profiling software that aggregates 53 SEO metrics for every link (!).
The new tool Quick Backlinks or QBL was launched as Yahoo Site Explorer replacement on Dec 5 and aims as an immediate plugin-in to replace the Yahoo Site Explorer for the masses. Dave Naylor’s team has been raving about it and compared it to a Lamborghini. Well said.
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) up to 2,000 links and very useful additional data were shown.
For every link the QBL immediately shows you:
- The exact target URL (and you can filter and group by that also with wildcards)
- A new Link Power metric (the strongest links are shown on top)
- The type of link – text or image links and even fancy stuff like redirects, frames, canonicals
- If they’re FOLLOW or NOFOLLOW links
- How many links go to your domain from the linking domain
- How many linking domains there are to each of your links (Domain Pop, Linking Root Domains)
- The well-known and still-much-used Alexa rank
- The IP address (you can filter by IP addresses and class-C blocks in a breeze!)
- The country in which the linking domains are hosted
All of the above information together with Deep Link Ratios, TLD break and more are shown in simple charts that allow for quick and easy examination of a site’s link profile
The interface is as simple as it could be. You enter a URL, you get results.