• http://www.brickmarketing.com/ Nick Stamoulis

    “you should definitely consider your link metrics in conjunction with your referral analytics”

    Agreed. I have come across links that I thought were ho-hum, but a link that sends 10-15 visitors a month isn’t all that bad. Unless that referral link is sending the wrong kind of traffic it might not be as terrible as you thought at first glance.

  • http://www.coloradoSEOpros.com/ Chris Rodgers

    Hey Julie, great post! I think it’s all about balance for link profiles, and I agree having a few high authority links from not so relevant sites isn’t bad, as long as those sites aren’t pushing spammy signals from their own stinky profiles, and as long as most of your links are from relevant sites that make sense. It’s really good to hear people talking more about building quality links. Thanks!

  • http://www.dbsit.com.au/ Asif Faridi

    With majestic Tool , I love to use Raven Tools it shows the insight of our anchor tags too.

  • xtopher66

    Sites got penalised mainly through over optimisation whether via on page keyword spam or inbound anchor text. Looking at site authority and leaving that high ones remaining could look unnatural; some high authority sites were punished for link selling. Links from those could look ideal…but they arent. Cutts recently said PR sites may not have as much quality as they are basically paid for links but strangely the sites republishing the articles or links to the articles have done so on an editorial decision. They are actually worth something but in your evaluation you could discount them on low authority? Google have got you all jumping through hoops and next week it will be something else they police the internet with. It seems only the corperate media sites are immune as this is the model Google wants to see. Get your cheque books out, its going to be an expensive ride!

  • juliejoyce

    I don’t think you should leave the high ones (metrics-wise) only and remove everything else certainly…I think you should pay attention to your great links and learn from them. I also would not “discount” a link that had low authority if it was a good link. I simply wanted to say that instead of zeroing in on the lower-end links, we should focus more on the good ones and try to build more of them.

  • http://www.alwaysyouthful.com/ Alina Mark

    Now we need to work on high quality backlinks

  • http://www.alwaysyouthful.com/ Alina Mark

    I have used both of them, But Majestic Tool is given us a detail. Raven tools is not user friendly.

  • juliejoyce

    You summed that up much better than I did haha!

  • juliejoyce

    Thanks! I agree…balance is a good thing. No profile is squeaky clean, at least not one that I’ve ever seen. That’s the nature of it though.