Today SEO SpyGlass, the link and and competitor research software we gave a very favorable review earlier, is adding a new exciting feature and data source – the news is pretty huge, so we decided to announce it as a separate announcement post.
As you know, since there’s no telling how long Yahoo Site Explorer will last the eyes of the search community are set on Blekko as the new open source of backlink data. And it really is a great source. This week SEO SpyGlass is adding Blekko as additional backlink data source which makes the tool even more awesome!
Unlike other sarch engines that have a limit of 1k links per domain, Blekko shows all the backlinks it knows of. Although it has a relatively small index it does give a lot of backlink data. And hopefully, as its index grows so will the backlink data it shows.
Another cool thing is Blekko’s data is pretty fresh, so most of the links it shows are still live.
The problem is the data is presented in regular SERPs (20 results per page) so it’s not very actionable.
SEO SpyGlass enables you to easily drill down into the backlink data and analyze the backlinks, linking pages and domains according to over 40 SEO factors:
- Google PageRank of the linking domain and the linking page
- Anchor text (or alt text for image links)
- Links from .edu, .org and dot-your-favorite-tld sites
- Link value, cache data in Google, Yahoo and Bing that is
- Alexa and Compete traffic ranks
- Mentions of the page and domain on Twitter, StumbleUpon and other popular social media sites
- You name it…
With SEO SpyGlass you can sort and filter the backlink data by any of these factors or their combinations, which makes analysis a breeze and really saves time for acting on the data.
Blekko is available in the Free Edition of SEO SpyGlass which can be downloaded here.
The addition of Blekko brings the total number of backlink sources in SEO SpyGlass to 445, so even if Yahoo Site Explorer does go away SEO SpyGlass will still be able to offer a large pull of backlink data to fish in.
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