Deepcrawl – The Crawler of Choice for LARGE Websites

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We were approached by Matt at DeepCrawl.co.uk to review their relatively young, but capable site crawl cloud based platform. When we first received the request, I was a little unsure as to how useful this tool will be when compared to well-known & comprehensive tools like Screaming Frog and IIS SEO Toolkit, both of which I’m a massive fan. To quickly assess what DeepCrawl was up against, I pulled together some high level pros and cons of SF & IIS to set the scene: Screaming Frog Pros: The ‘all in…

Using Webkit2png for Audits, Stalking and More!

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Hey folks!  My name is Chris (the formal version, Christopher, is reserved for my parents & professors when I get in trouble) and I’m the newest addition to the SEOgadget family in the San Francisco office.  I’ve optimized for huge, complex websites like Macy’s and CafePress where I built enterprise-class reporting systems.  I’m not much of a programmer but I do love hacking things together and just learning stuff in general. With that said, I’d like to share something very cool I found recently that may help your SEO site…

SEOgadget’s API Now Available in the Links API Extension for Excel

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About a month ago, I had a penny drop moment. We’ve had the Links API Extension for Excel available for free download since July – initially launching it with Mozscape, and later Majestic SEO. We’ve had a free API that does a ton of stuff for about the same period of time. Until that penny drop moment, I hadn’t thought of putting the two together. Until now. Get site contact details, easily! Here’s the kind of story you can tell with this tool: “Show me the contact URLs for my…

We’ve Added Majestic SEO to the Links API Extension for Excel

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You heard. We’ve added Majestic SEO’s API to the function list of our Links API Extension for Excel. Woah! Back in July this year, I spent a full two days analysing the differences between Majestic, Google Webmaster Tools, SEOmoz’s Mozscape, aHrefs and SearchMetrics. All I can say about that experience is that I learned *such* a lot about the way the various tool providers must be crawling and updating their indices. I concluded that it’s wise to have access to GWMT, Mozscape and Majestic data as a bare minimum, and for extra…

How To Use Our API to Get Website Contact Details

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For about 4 or 5 months now, we’ve had Link Cleanup and Contact available as a free service to anyone who wants to collect data on sites for outreach or link removal. The tool’s been doing pretty well, processing in the region of 700,000 to 1,000,000 new domains a month (yes, I was pretty surprised about that too!). Anyway, we quietly launched a simple API service (you need to be logged into tools.seogadget.com to get to the API page), which the front end tool is actually based on. It’s been holding up pretty well so we’re…

How To: Build Open Site Explorer in Excel

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Want to Build Opensiteexplorer in Excel? Back in late July 2012, we launched the Links API Extension for Excel, a free Excel extension for SEOmoz API consumers to quickly and easily pull link data into their reporting. There’s been a larger volume of requests for the Open Site Explorer template I constructed to demonstrate the power of this extension so, I thought I’d share the download and give a little information on how, exactly it works. To download the file, follow this link. How does Open Site Explorer for Excel work? If…

Find, and Outreach to Your Competitor’s Best Links

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While I have the advantage of a few extra hours in my working day (Seattle – London jetlag is getting my brain in gear at aproximately 5am, so I’ve promised myself to use the time productively, instead of staring at the ceiling).I thought I’d share a tool combination to find your competitor’s best links, and go on to fetch their contact details quickly and easily. You’ll need: - The SEOgadget Links API Extension for Mozscape - Our Free Link Cleanup and Contact tool What we’re going to do is, first,…

Comparing Link Data Tools – Which One Is The Best?

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A few weeks ago Eric Enge from Stone Temple invited me to participate in a “Majestic SEO vs Open Site Explorer” shootout. The questions and approach were solid, and interesting. From the perspective of a battle hardened SEO, how would each tool rate on update frequency, correlation with rankings, the quality of their APIs, etc? Based on recent observation of some of SEOmoz’s challenges with scaling and subsequent index update delays, I rated them particularly low in the update frequency stakes. The perception, of course, would be that Majestic Fresh…

Cleanup & Contact: Easily Gather Link Data With Our New Tool

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Almost every Penguin post in the SEOsphere advises one common course of action for affected websites: analyse your back links and, remove them. That’s quite a big ask, especially if you’re armed only with Excel and a request to get started on link removal! To that end – we’re announcing (an early version of) this Link Clean-up & Contact tool, built to help SEO’s easily fetch (and store) data on the links to their sites, for free. What’s Link Clean-up & Contact? Our SEO team have taken on a raft of new clients in the last 2…

Content Strategy Generator Tool – V2 Update

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> Please give me the tool now! Way back in September we released the first version of our content strategy tool, and due to popular demand and awesome feedback I’m excited to be releasing an even hotter version of the tool! This blog post takes a quick look at some of the cool new features in this latest update. Since the launch of the first version of the tool, there have been numerous updates across a number of websites forcing the xpath to return a null value, or to change…