Deep Link Ratio Analyzer Tool

Apr 18, 2005 • 12:24 pm | comments (7) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Search Engine Optimization Tools
 

WeBuildPages is at it again, they released what they call a Deep Link Ratio Calculator that basically "analyzes how the deep link ratio of a site affects its rank in search engines." "A website's deep link ratio is the comparison of the number of backlinks that go to pages under the top level of the website to the total number of backlinks for the entire website."

DLR =     Total backlinks - Number of backlinks to the top level of the website    x  100%

Total backlinks

Here is a test I ran:

Results Keyword Phrase: search engine marketing

WebsiteLinks to top pageLinks to whole siteDeep Link Ratio
www.submit-it.com4700004980005.622%
www.sempo.org252002990015.719%
www.marketleap.com19804890095.951%
www.internetmarketingwebsites.com2860021500-33.023%
www.bruceclay.com617008450026.982%
www.oyster-web.co.uk2950528044.129%
www.search-marketing.info30801170073.675%
www.searchengineblog.com82700858003.613%
www.iprospect.com3440707051.344%
www.search-engine-book.co.uk108004350075.172%

Average Ratio:  35.918%

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Comments:

Semanticist

04/18/2005 05:12 pm

Nice find, Barry. One wonders what sort of metaphysical voodoo internetmarketingwebsites.com is pulling off to have more "top page" than "whole site" links. (probably just a glitch :)

Roger Smolski

04/19/2005 10:09 am

Barry - It is a shame that WeBuildPages did not have the courtesy to mention the originator of the Deep Link Ratio :( Perhaps you could use your influence to encourage them to do so? Please see here for the original work http://www.text-link-ads.co.uk/deep-link-ratio.shtml and here for Tara Calishain's original write up in ResearchBuzz http://www.researchbuzz.org/calculating_deep_link_ratio_using_yahoo_.shtml - Roger

Jim

04/19/2005 01:31 pm

Hi Roger! I'd say that the first person who grabed a calculator and divided the "link:" by the "linkdomain:" was the originator ;) Finding that is not hard. Yup, you've got an original tool that works by entering in 1 url, and quickly finds the DLR. On ours, you enter in a search phrase, and it finds the top 10 sites in google, and finds each's DLR. They're actually quite different. Cheers, Jim

Jim

04/19/2005 01:36 pm

Roger, I just looked at your formula that you use, and yours is more extensive than our simple formula that our tool uses. See: http://webuildpages.com/seo-tools/tool_info.php

Roger Smolski

04/20/2005 12:06 am

Jim - >I'd say that the first person who grabed a calculator and divided the "link:" by the "linkdomain:" was the originator ;) Why would you say that? The calculation you describe does not give anything like the DLR. It does not even take into account internal links for example. >I just looked at your formula that you use, and yours is more extensive than our simple formula that our tool uses. Please feel free to use the correct formula from my site if you wish. In any event though please have the courtesy to acknowledge the first public explanation of DLR was on my site. There is no down side to mentioning it and it will add to your own credibility in the eyes of your visitors if you mention it. - Roger

marico

03/12/2007 11:00 am

please let confirm with the details that wat is top level links not understand

Pravesh Pushp

08/08/2009 06:47 am

Any body did give (mention) the ideal deep ratio of particular site.

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