2012 Link Building Tools

Jan 16, 2012 • 8:35 am | comments (32) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Link Building Tips & SEO

Old chainA WebmasterWorld thread has discussion around which tools you should consider using to make the link building process easier in 2012.

With Yahoo Site Explorer dying int 2011, what other options do we have.

Here are the tools I pulled out of the WebmasterWorld thread:

  • Majestic SEO
  • Open Site Explorer
  • SEOmoz Tools
  • ScrapeBox
  • SEO Spyglass
  • SEOBook Tools
  • Blekko
  • Raven Tools
  • Ontolo
  • Excel (Good Old Microsoft Excel)

Forum discussion at WebmasterWorld.

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Adrian Grossett

01/16/2012 03:21 pm

Great list Barry SEO Moz Tools are great - you get a lot for the price, however I will look into to some of these also. I agree Excel is a must :) Thanks

Christoph C. Cemper

01/16/2012 04:51 pm

Hi Barry, interesting nobody mentioned our Link Research Tools so far. Have you checked out our recent releases with Quick Backlinks (QBL)? Christoph


01/16/2012 05:02 pm

Interesting to see that neither Google or Bing webmaster toolkits made it on to the list.

Ben Pfeiffer

01/16/2012 08:26 pm

I would highly recommend Link Research Tools as well. Funny it wasn't mentioned.

Dirty Seagull

01/17/2012 08:08 am

I love seobook tools, i feel that seomoz, just claim to have the best and push them on you because of their brand name

Mike Mitchell

01/17/2012 08:45 am

CognitiveSeo is amazing in terms of link analysis. It is a new comer but it promises a lot.


01/17/2012 12:49 pm

Very surprising ahrefs.com was not mentioned.

Ralf Springer

01/17/2012 01:10 pm

Searchmetrics Essentials

Damon Gochneaur

01/17/2012 04:39 pm

Raven Tools and SEOmoz  are invaluable in painting the picture.  Good list.

Vancouver Web Design

01/18/2012 03:35 am

Check SEO SpyGlass out,  it is an app that you can install on your computer (OSX & Windows), even free version is amazingly good tool to research competitors back-links.

Ferdous Haider

01/18/2012 05:51 am

Raven Tools are awesome! They are the best tool of the bunch!

Kieran Flores

01/18/2012 10:11 am

Talking about Scrapebox you can't mention its grey friends Xrumer, SENukeX, SickSbmitter.


01/19/2012 11:53 am

SEO PowerSuite also a great tool with multi functionality (Rank Tracker, Website Auditor, SEO SpyGlass, LinkAssistant)


01/20/2012 05:29 pm

After reading this article, i can say "Wow" all major seo tools are listed here. It's better then searching, Taking reviews and wasting time for some good seo tools.


01/23/2012 05:15 pm

I'd say the biggest omission is http://www.buzzstream.com - The best CRM for linkbuilders by far.

Mike Gracen

01/24/2012 02:42 pm

Whoops sorry double post..

Mike Gracen

01/24/2012 02:43 pm

I would have to second Buzzstream and SEO Power Suite. Both excellent tools. And if you're not using Blekko, you are missing some great free data.

Deepak Rajput

01/24/2012 04:20 pm

Nice Post about such great tools!!! SEOmoz Tools SEOBook Tools Raven Tools

Ecommerce Consultant

01/24/2012 06:52 pm

I use SEO Elite - any opinion on that one?


01/26/2012 04:22 am

+1 for BuzzStream - it's a must-have if you have any hope of scaling.


01/26/2012 04:24 am

It's a good all-around tool, but very lacking in link building in my experience.

Jym Tarrant

01/30/2012 03:41 am

I don't know all these yet. Have been finding SEMRush and SEOQuake helpful... Thanks


01/31/2012 12:45 pm

I would recommned going for Linkvana as i have tried them for about 6 months and they give amazing results unlike BMR where you need to hire copywriter to write 100% unique content which indirectly costs more than $300+ a month and at linkvana its membership cost just $147

Lapworth Architects

02/13/2012 09:07 pm

I have just signed upto seomoz pro and I am using OSE which has been very useful..  I think the reality is in this modern day of stiff competition multiple tools are required to get the job done!


02/20/2012 04:40 pm

I recommend on Google + his friends read this article. Thank you. 


03/02/2012 06:32 am

i personally have used many tools and of them raven, SEOmoz Tools and site explorer are the best ones. but its a great collection of tools

Brands Exposed

03/13/2012 10:39 am

Its all about seo majestic for us, we use it all the time, however, after checking raven tools does help you follow drop out rates better.


03/16/2012 03:54 pm

SEO Book is terrible.  Worst company to do business with... if they don't like your emails - they will post them, and most likely call you a FREETARD!  Stay away from this company.

Sourabh Rana

05/04/2012 06:06 pm

the most amazed thing in your post is that you mentioned  ScrapeBox is a best link building tool. Today i m just reading article on this and the author clearly told that  this is a BLACK HAT SEO  TOOL. kindly give a trusted review on this tool. YES rest tools are best for link building program


11/02/2012 01:13 am

These link building tools is very useful in seo for getting your domain to be on top at search engines. Using one of this tools listed above will surely help you gain more benefits from it.

Khudadad Alam

11/26/2012 02:56 pm

Hi Barry, very nice post. I have used these tools before this post. All tools are good but SEOmoz Tools are very good. Thanks for giving the list of awesome tools.


02/03/2013 08:40 pm

The tips area of website that can help with link building is very helpful. Thank you for finding the info for us to use.

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