• http://twitter.com/peterelmhirst Peter Elmhirst

    Neat idea for a product, thanks for the review. I’m a little surprised that mcgill.ca, a Canadian university would come up for payday keywords. It might be a little off, or Canadian students are hurting worse than I thought :)

  • Adam Thompson

     Or possibly the site got hacked and payday content was inserted.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=2008307 David Suarez

    hey debra, thanks for the post, I wanted to know if you had any thoughts on SEO Powersuite as a tool, they have their own link building feature ans well as a rank tracking tool and Back link checker. I also use semoz’s OSE but the two are showing very different results ( at least in terms of quantity) 

  • http://twitter.com/debramastaler debra mastaler

    Actually, the McGill result came up under the insurance run, looks like I switched screen shots for some reason (oops my bad).  Clicking the (+27) links next to the URL I found broken links, will have to ask Garrett to look at that one and come in here and explain the glitch. I can guess (cough) based on what I’m seeing  ;)- but he’ll know for sure.   Keep in mind the tool scans content on the page and in the HTML so it’s bringing back what’s out there.  Thanks for the commen Peter!

  • http://twitter.com/debramastaler debra mastaler

    Perhaps.  But take a look at this: https://www.google.com/search?q=public+new+site:mje.mcgill.ca

  • http://twitter.com/debramastaler debra mastaler

    You’re welcome David.  There are a lot of tools on the market like Link Assistant, which is the link tool within the SEO PowerSuite set.  It pulls information from the SERPS and categorizes by things like PageRank, Yahoo popularity and Alexa.  It has an email client and creates links pages based on the information it farms.  It also claims to be able to give you a link popularity update which I find interesting, to be able to do that means they have access to the Google and Bing algorithm.  I’m pretty sure that is a mis-use of term link popularity and what they provide is a link number count.

    Personally I think the tool is outdated in the options it offers and I don’t see a social media integration.  I do like the email scraping tool it has and the fact it is a single license but I also don’t like the idea it is a single license because that means I’m running the tool and not the tool company.

  • http://twitter.com/GarrettFrench GarrettFrench

    It looks like some of our brethren found a backdoor on that domain for unregulated publishing… Possibly a wiki or something, or a CMS on a subdomain that was left with no security and allowed anyone to sign up in some fit of web2.0 goodwill. The pages are gone from the site now as far as I can tell but still indexed in Google.

    NOTE also that when looking for blogs to engage with to promote payday loan content I’d select prospecting phrases relevant to the audiences of the blogs I’m looking for. HUH? So if you have a payday loan infographic to promote you should be looking for “personal finance” blogs, not necessarily payday loan blogs. I wrote extensively about selecting productive research phrases here:

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=2008307 David Suarez

    thanks for the feedback debra, i also wanted to know your thoughts on the other tools like spyglass, if you had any experience on it or thoughts. All the blogs i read never mention it, ( like ever) so I wanted to know if I should even use it or not. 

  • http://twitter.com/debramastaler debra mastaler

    I have never taken the time to look at the rest of them, did glance at the Spyglass but when I heard (thru the help video) they were using Yahoo! Site Explorer for backlinks and called Bing MSN, didn’t go too much deeper.

    If you want general reporting tools, I would strongly recommend you sign up for the free trials all the tools offer (SEOBook, Raven, Majestic, etc) and try them out until you find one you like.

  • http://www.facebook.com/troyredington Troy Redington

    Thanks for the review. I tried out the tool today and passed it’s output on to my team. From the first glance of the data it looked promising!

  • http://twitter.com/debramastaler debra mastaler

    You’re welcome Troy, thanks for commenting.  Your team will definitely get a lot of leads from the tool :)

  • http://twitter.com/GarrettFrench GarrettFrench

    Hi Troy – if you have any questions or need a couple extra credits for testing please let me know (garrett at citationlabs dot com)

  • http://www.seomasterexpert.com SEO

    I just registered here & set a new campaign. I am understanding here how this run. Would you provide any materials to understand how work link prospector

  • http://twitter.com/GarrettFrench GarrettFrench

    Hello SEO – here’s the help guide: 
    http://citationlabs.com/the-link-prospector-help-and-faq-page/ it has everything you should need to get started!

  • http://twitter.com/Lab41_ Alex

    Interesting tool. I will check it out now. 

  • Seo Spark

    Hello friend i want a list of web-master  or link builder, Can any one help me please