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hey guys

few questions regarding a few things
firstly - the likes of backlinkwatch.com is it a reliable source to find your backlinks?
secondly - the many backlink packages that one sees for sale as wso's do these backlinks hold any weight, you know the type i am talking about
thirdly - the rel=dofollow command, does that exist as I've seen it mentioned a few times but it seems that it is not a command that actually exisits!

many thanks for all your answers

Richard
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  • Profile picture of the author rayan
    I don't think there is any reliable source to locate your backlinks.. even Google itself in the google webmaster account does not lists all the backlinks they index.. I think the best checker is from yahoo.
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    • Profile picture of the author PhilipSEO
      Backlinkwatch takes all it's results from Yahoo, it has no results of its own.

      Yahoo Site Explorer (which I use with the free Firefox SEOquake plugin, but you can use other plugins as well) is a powerful tool.

      I have now switched to this SEOmoz tool though:
      Open Site Explorer: Link Popularity & Backlink Analysis Tool
      I think this is the backlink tool of the future. The paid version allows you to browse up to 10,000 links! (The free version lets you browse 1000 links, same as Yahoo). This tool does not find as many links as Yahoo yet, but it finds the important ones, and they will keep improving it. Some of the great features are that you can see the links' anchor text (unlike in Yahoo) and it lets you filter out nofollow links (unlike Yahoo).

      I hope this helps!
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      • Profile picture of the author Peter Gregory
        Originally Posted by PhilipSEO View Post

        Backlinkwatch takes all it's results from Yahoo, it has no results of its own.

        Yahoo Site Explorer (which I use with the free Firefox SEOquake plugin, but you can use other plugins as well) is a powerful tool.

        I have now switched to this SEOmoz tool though:
        Open Site Explorer: Link Popularity & Backlink Analysis Tool
        I think this is the backlink tool of the future. The paid version allows you to browse up to 10,000 links! (The free version lets you browse 1000 links, same as Yahoo). This tool does not find as many links as Yahoo yet, but it finds the important ones, and they will keep improving it. Some of the great features are that you can see the links' anchor text (unlike in Yahoo) and it lets you filter out nofollow links (unlike Yahoo).

        I hope this helps!
        Another thumbs up here for the SEOmoz tool. In fact they have a plethora of great tools I use on a daily basis. Definitely worth the membership price.

        Now for the other 2 questions.

        The backlink packets you are referring to are low level links. That is not to say they do not work and they are better than no links at all, but by themselves they are not going to take over any really competitive niches.

        As rel=dofollow it does not exist. There is a rel=nofollow attribute that can be added to links that you do not want to pass PR to. This is very common on blog comment sections and other areas that are often spammed for links.
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        • Profile picture of the author acvipers
          Originally Posted by Peter Gregory View Post

          Another thumbs up here for the SEOmoz tool. In fact they have a plethora of great tools I use on a daily basis. Definitely worth the membership price.

          Now for the other 2 questions.

          The backlink packets you are referring to are low level links. That is not to say they do not work and they are better than no links at all, but by themselves they are not going to take over any really competitive niches.

          As rel=dofollow it does not exist. There is a rel=nofollow attribute that can be added to links that you do not want to pass PR to. This is very common on blog comment sections and other areas that are often spammed for links.
          You have beaten me to the punch, I think you have explained things clearly for them to understand. Cheers!
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  • Profile picture of the author theblack
    IMO yes backlinkwatch is reliable. It pulls the result using yahoo API. but i my self prefer to use yahoo site explorer. YSE has 'exported to csv' feature where we can sort some necessary data to build our backlinks.
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  • Profile picture of the author Charleskidd
    If you mess with yahoo site explorer and seo spyglass then you will be fine.
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  • Profile picture of the author usearchme2
    Hmm shouldnt you know the answer since you offer SEO services in ur sig ???

    Woc
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  • Profile picture of the author shaggard
    I use SEOBook for my PR and backlink checker. Some others have mentioned it and I like the results.

    Now for the other 2 questions.

    The backlink packets you are referring to are low level links. That is not to say they do not work and they are better than no links at all, but by themselves they are not going to take over any really competitive niches.

    As rel=dofollow it does not exist. There is a rel=nofollow attribute that can be added to links that you do not want to pass PR to. This is very common on blog comment sections and other areas that are often spammed for links.
    I have to totally agree. You cannot get good backlinks without real work.
    And FaceBook is one of those social media sites that use the nofollow attribute. So you can be certain that nofollow exist
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  • Profile picture of the author mattalways
    I agree, I have never had good backlinks without actual hard work getting them!
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  • Profile picture of the author Marco Yandun
    Pretty good tools. Thanks,

    Marco
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    • Profile picture of the author halfpoint
      Definitely get Spyglass. Very valuable tool.
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