For any blog or for that matter for any website, back-links are very important as it basically leads to a decent Google Page Rank and then leads to greater organic traffic through search engines. A page rank is determined by the number of websites linking to a website and their authority thanks to their page ranks.
In other words backlinks from a website with higher Page Rank is worth its weight in gold a any blog or website. With Open Site Explorer you can look up backlink analysis of website and compare that data with another website’s data.
- Open Site Explorer has options to look up backlinks and carry out analysis of what the page authority is of the page which is giving the backlink.
- It shows up the domain authority and the individual page authority of page which is giving the backlink.
- If you sign up and register you can view 20 such weighted backlinks analysis and 1000 backlinks. I could also compare stats from two different domains.
I think keeping a watch on the backlinks of your website is a must for any blogger or webmaster. With Open Site Explorer, I get a bit of analytical data which can be helpful to chalk out strategies improve backlinks from higher ranked websites.
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If you are a blogger or running a website and looking to drive traffic to it, there is hardly a chance you have not heard of backlinks and chances are you tryout various tactics and implement long term strategies to build a decent number of backlinks from prestigious websites.
For the uninitiated, backlink is a link to your website from another one. In search engine context a backlink is taken as a vote by one website to another. Majority of articles written on Search Engine Optimization (SEO) will basically tell you ways to improve the number of backlinks to your website. This in a way gives a higher page rank to your website and hence ends up helping drive traffic to your website.
In such a scenario keeping a watch on backlinks to your website is quite important. Backlink Watch allows you to do just that.
- Just enter the URL of the website you are looking up and it gives your a list of all the backlinks to the website.
- It also gives you a total number of backlinks to the URL along with which website along with its exact URL which has given this backlink to the URL.
- It also shows abnormal flags like nofollow on the backlink.
- It also shows for every backlink the total number of Outbound link (OBL). OBL are the total external links on the backlink giving website.
Looking up this list of backlinks would be a great way to help you realise what exactly is being recommended by other websites. Picking it up as your strength you can work on similar content or adding to previous content to increase the chances of getting more backlinks based on content rather just various strategies.
Hope you find this information useful and let me know if there are any other similar website. Do drop in your comments.
Link: Backlink Watch
Most of my friends ask me “how should we optimize our blogs for a better PR”? To be strictly honest, it’s not that easy but, you can still optimize your blog by maximizing Backlinks and Nofollow links on your page. This should definitely increase the rank to some extent.
What is ‘NoFollow’ & how should it be used?
Well, rel=”nofollow” is a great way to optimize your blog or website. This allows web masters to control your page rank from over flow from your blog to other blogs and websites!! Links that have rel=”nofollow” in the anchor text never pass the page rank to the linked page, thus control the overflow of your page rank.
If you are confused, let me give you an example…
<a href=”http://www.newtechnologyinfo.com” >New technology Info</a>
(This passed PR from this page to the linked page)
<a href=”http://www.newtechnologyinfo.com” rel=’NoFollow’>New technology Info</a>
(This did not pass PR from this page to the linked page)
- Alternate to Nofollow (Applies for Web Pages): There are two more alternatives that are available for using Nofollow:
- The first one is to use meta tags with nofollow,
- And the other alternate is to restrict your robots.txt file not to follow your pages.
To restrict a URL, you can use following syntax:
Disallow: URL of the page to restrict
To restrict a file you can use following syntax:
If you have any further doubts, you can just link to this page by clicking here to find more information.
[Editor’s Note: This article is submitted by Vamsi alias Pro-Vamsi, the author of Newtechnologyinfo. He has been blogging for the past 3 years. This is his first blog post on Devils Workshop.
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