When I first started out in the SEO field the only task I was given was to build links. Link building is very time consuming and sometimes very difficult in nature. Over the years there have been programs that claim to find places to get backlinks from if supplied with a keyword or two. The problem with most of those programs was the fact that many of the places that they cultivate links from is of poor pagerank or are spammy in nature. So it has always been a real task to find quality relevant backlinks in a short period of time. There is a new link building program that claims to be the next generation.
This new link building product is called Ontolo. What makes this product different from the past attempts is that they claim to spider 15,000+ websites on a monthly basis. The collection of these spidered sites are then stored in a searchable database. The user of Ontolo will be able to access this database of possible links by entering relevant keywords that pertain to the theme of your website. What is also great about this tool is that it allows for searching for .gov and .edu backlinks. Either way a backlink tool such as this will help to speed up time when you are looking to build up the backlinks of a website. A word to the wise, this tool is designed to be used by intermediate to advanced SEO professional just because there is still some analysis that goes into building links.
So if you are looking for new way to build backlinks to your website, then I would check out Ontolo.
If you are a novice SEO professional or even a seasoned veteran, you are always looking for new tools to help optimize your clients’ website. Usually one of the monthly tasks that are preformed is to spider the website to make sure that all the pages of the website have the proper meta information and that there are no other issues hindering the site from being ranked well organically. This past month I was looking to see if there were any new products on the market to help with this monthly SEO task. I happened across a product called Screaming Frog SEO Spider.
This program is free to download and if you have a website with over 500 pages you can purchase the full version with no restrictions on the spidering size. I installed this program on my computer and it was very easy to use. You just plug in the URL that you want to analyze and with the click of some tabs you have all the information you will need to optimize your website. This tool gives data on the various tags on your website as well as any canonical issues. What I found as a nice feature was this tool gives you the number of characters that your meta tags contain. This is a great feature for SEO professionals that are looking to maximize the information that is expressed in your organic listing in search engines for each page of the website.
The Screaming Frog SEO Spider allows for easy spidering of a website which can help in making sure the right message is advertised through your meta-tags. Also this tool can make sure that your clients’ website has the best chance to succeed organically. I would give the Screaming Frog SEO Spider tool a look.