Feedback & Suggestions For Google's Link Analysis Tool

Feb 8, 2007 • 8:20 am | comments (8) by | Filed Under Google Search Engine Optimization

Google released a Link Analysis Tool this Tuesday and the forums have had a couple days to digest the tool. I went through many of the forums and gathered all the feedback I can find in terms of suggestions to improve the tool. Here is what the forums had to say.

  • Add an API to access the data
  • Filter option by Recent Data Found
  • Filter by Last Date Found
  • Sort by Link Numbers
  • Filter by PageRank Score
  • Integrate with Google Analytics
  • Open it for competitive analysis (not sure if this will happen)

Some additional ideas from me:

  • Graph those links, bar graph to show links growing over time
  • Filters for those graphs, to plot only PR # to # on that chart
  • Filter the report that shows you new links (to see how many new links have a PR of # versus a PR of #)
  • Anchor Text reports (show most popular anchor text used for your links)
    • filter those by PR also, and other standard filters
  • Outlink To Inlink Ratio Report Per Page
  • Show Links by IP address and C-Block

Of course, just providing enough of this data and enabling us to export the data (as they do or add an API), then we can graph it ourselves.

This is an excellent tool, thanks again Google.

Forum discussion at DigitalPoint Forums, Search Engine Watch Forums, Cre8asite Forums, Search Engine Roundtable Forums and WebmasterWorld.

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