I think Text Link Ads is an incredibly smart company when it comes to marketing. Not just because they are a long time sponsor of this site, but also because they are one of the most visible companies in the SEO industry. The latest marketing ploy Text Link Ads went into was announced today in a entry named Threadwatch to Build Killer Link Analysis Tool, Give it Away Free. Nick Wilson says that:
* TLA pay for the initial development
* JasonD and DaveN provide the programming and technical expertise respectively
* We ask you what features you want in a dream link analysis tool
* We build it, based on your input
* We give it away for FREE
It is going to be free! I spoke with Patrick Gavin over at Text Link Ads and he told me that "the specs will be built based on what the community wants it to be. We believe it will be the best link analysis tool on the market and the best part is it will be 100% FREE."
On a side note: I have built my own Advanced Link Analysis Tool but it only uses the Google API and I haven't tested it out in a really long time.