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Option 2: Link building at ease – your personal LinkAssistant

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There′ s a brilliant SEO tool that was specially designed for link building campaigns: LinkAssistant. That′ s the #1 choice of thousands website owners from all over the world — and they all say this program makes SEO tasks easy–to–do even for the most non–savvy guys.

I use it for my link building, too, and here I′ ll tell you how you grow your links and manage your link building campaigns with the software without the usual effort. But even if you′ re not planning to use any software, read the next pages and you′ ll learn a lot of useful stuff about link management.

So download LinkAssistant and let′ s get started.

Honestly, I don′ t know a single person who′ d do all link building tasks by hand these days. People save their time for better things, while link building activities have become a no–brainer with the right software at hand. And if you′ re ready to check out what′ s quick and efficient link building, I′ m gonna teach you how to use LinkAssistant the best way.

Step 1. Find potential partners for your site

Again, your work starts with looking for new partner websites. LinkAssistant is rich to offer you six different ways to look for potential backlink partners. Let′ s look closer at some of them.

Partner search methods in LinkAssistant
Partner search methods in LinkAssistant

I′ d start from the first option: Find sites by keyword search. Here you′ ll have to enter your keywords. Save your time and effort, enter at least one keyword related to your business, so that the tool doesn′ t offer you to target irrelevant websites.

Keyword form in LinkAssistant Keyword form in LinkAssistant

After that, wait a while till when the software comes up with a massive list of potential partners, look through the list and mark the websites you′ d like to work with.

List of found partners List of found partners

If there′ re websites you didn′ t select, LinkAssistant will ask you if you want to "blacklist" them.

List of found partners

If you′ re sure you won′ t be dealing with these partners in the future, hit "Yes" to put them into a blacklist — and the software won′ t suggest them anymore. Just in case: if you′ ll wish to remove them from the blacklist later, you can do this in the software preferences.

Now let′ s see how other ways to search for partners will help.

Find sites that link to your competitors
The idea is simple, look at this example to understand.

Let′ s say you sell water mattresses. Your #1 competitor sells water mattresses, and sites that link to that guy might pretty well link to you. You just need to find out who these sites are and contact them.

Perform a deep scan on the website you specify
That′ s the shotgun method as they call it. You take a site and dig into it to find each and every URL it′ s linking to. Then we′ ll see if these sites are worth getting links from.

Configure Partner Search Settings in LinkAssistant Configure Partner Search Settings in LinkAssistant

Step 2. Contact potential partners and keep records

As I mentioned before, keeping records of your existing and potential partners is crucial. As soon as you figured out what links you want to have, it′ s time to contact website owners and discuss whatever ways to get a link you want.

And here LinkAssistant gives you a hand again. You′ ve got the Partner Email column. Where possible, the tool will extract websites′ contact data and arrange it neatly for each link. That speeds up your link building: you don′ t have to dig for contacts — just use email addresses you see here.

Backlinks management in LinkAssistant Backlinks management in LinkAssistant

And I guess the next question like this will be natural: And how do I evaluate the quality of all the links I find?

Sure there is a solution: your personal software tool to search for high–quality links.

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This is SEO SpyGlass. You can download it right now and we′ ll look at it together.


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#971 2010-01-26 02:32:14 Paul Watchorn

Hi Dan,
When we use the 'find sites linking to me' option, does the software use the Google method (in which case I will have 3 inbound links) or the Yahoo method, (where I have 8000 +).
I have lots of very small sites that i have put up over the years, and I wanted to check who is linking to who because I want to do the linking patterns you sugested in the last chapter. Google seems to miss most of my inbound links, so that particular Google tool is not useful to me.

#956 2010-01-22 10:18:55 Ben Lovegrove

Hi Dan,

I've started using it in the way you describe above. It's got to 67% complete and seems to have stuck there. The Estimated Time and the Elapsed Time are incrementing second by second, so the Estimated time is going up and up!

I only used one key phrase so maybe it just can't find any more sites. I'll try it with a selection

#885 2009-12-28 11:26:53 Dan Richmond

@María Vargas Valerio

Sorry, Maria, please pay attention to the above answer as well.

#860 2009-12-21 11:37:25 Dan Richmond

@danielle patterson


sure you can collect more partners. 30 is just the default setting. Here's how to change these settings:
When you search for link partners, on the first step mark the checkbox "Enable Expert Options" (at the bottom of the page). This will open all settings for you on the following screens. On the step "Configure Scan Depth Limits" you can change the number of partners to be found. (Please keep in mind: the more partners you're looking for, the more time it will take.)

#854 2009-12-21 06:08:59 danielle patterson

Hi Dan,

I've tried using link assist a few times but it doesnt seem to give me great results.

I put in about 5 keywords and it only ever comes back with 8-10 link partners, I was expecting 100's.

Am I doing something wrong?



#829 2009-12-10 16:01:32 María Vargas Valerio

Hi Dan,

First of all, thanks for putting this great book together. I've been working in SEO for several years now, but it is always good to keep studying and learning!

As for the software, I'm just getting familiar with it. I'm trying Link Assistant for the first time and when I started looking for the sites that are already linking to me, but the results only display 30 sites, and I'm quite sure my site has much more links than that, so I wonder, is there a limit on what the software displays or is there another reason behind this result? What do you think?

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