Dumb SEO Questions

(Entry was posted by Weblinx on this post in the Dumb SEO Questions community on Facebook, Wednesday, July 3, 2013).

Which tools do people use to check the links for low quality?

Recently I asked what sort of tools people use to check their backlinking, so I guess the next best question to ask is what tools people use to check the links for low quality? There`s plenty of tools out there, however it`s difficult to believe what you read on the web, so what`s people`s verdict?

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Selected answers from the Dumb SEO Questions G+ community.

  • Jim Munro:

    I am not an expert, Weblinx, but I do not think it is safe to use a tool for this purpose.

    I have tried a couple but neither were even close to accurate, (too many false negatives and false positives), in my opinion.

    However, I think the assessment of link quality is such a subjective thing that it would not be fair to mention their names here.

    Having assessed the links, you then might consider a further assessment of Google`s veracity in statements made about the link disavowal tool. My personal opinion, (but I cannot get anyone to agree with me), is that it is a waste of time unless you have received notice of a manual penalty.

    I think that all the link disavowal tool`s list does is serve as a record to be referred to as part of a reconsideration request. 

  • Taurus Media:

    Manual assessment is better because that way you`d be sure that you have scanned to through each link. However, all the links reported by webmaster tools or other link tools may not be live. So you must have a system in place to check if the links are live or not. Only the ones that are live should be assessed manually. Its a good way to save time and doing things faster.

  • i-Fluid Media:

    In my experience no tool can auto detect poor links. Its a 100% manual job.

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