View Full Version : Link Exchange Management Question
01-04-2005, 01:56 PM
Being so new at this, and starting to manage link exchanges, it occured to me to ask what other people are using for link exchange management software.
I've been to this site:
I've also read about (and tried the free download of) Arelis.
What do the successfull people use to manage this crucial SEO element?
01-05-2005, 09:42 AM
Microsoft excel and home-made spreadsheets. :cool:
01-05-2005, 11:57 AM
I go with home grown too. (ASP/Access)
I think Arelis can be a useful tool in ferreting out potential partners but the rest I'd be pretty leary of (page generation etc) but in all fairness I've not really used it too frequently.
01-05-2005, 12:39 PM
Excel, ASP and lots and lots of hard work! ;)
Just added bulk reciprocal link checking facility in my self-developed link management system.
01-05-2005, 01:50 PM
I custom code most of my stuff. Of course I'm not big time yet. I'll often download a package of opensource software and then add to it.
When you say bulk reciprocal link checking do you mean a program that spiders a page and looks for your link? I'm thinking about doing this, but I'd need to build a custom socket layer for pulling pages.
01-05-2005, 02:52 PM
Atomical, there are some decent bulk link checkers available on hotscripts.com in both ASP & PHP that are fairly easily modified.
01-05-2005, 03:08 PM
Yeah, but what if it's not on the main page.
01-05-2005, 04:49 PM
The scripts check the page that's entered as reciprocating. It doesn't spider the entire site. You can enter the pages manually or modify the scripts to pull from the existing db.
If I'm not mistaken (a large leap in some circles) I'm guessing that the function is similar to what guybrush referred.
01-05-2005, 05:18 PM
The script in itself is not a large leap. The whole script ( assuming it doesn't spider the entire site ) could be composed of fopen() and stristr();
01-05-2005, 06:15 PM
The large leap referred to having faith in me not being mistaken. (smiley here)
No, the scripts and their modifications are a piece o cake if you have a specific URL, if not... IMO, get it next time (another smiley here).
01-06-2005, 05:42 AM
yeah, as dilligaf said, it just pulls all the reciprocating links from the db of the specified category, searches for my url string and lets me know which pages contain em and which ones dont and then asks whether to weed out the ones which dont. Pretty simple script really.
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