Below are the various updates, bug fixes and feature enhancements for the advanced link popularity tool.

 

 


General Questions


1. What is the Link Popularity Analysis Tool?

This tool enables you to easy gather enough data to analyze a page's link popularity. The Google Link Popularity Analysis Tool only looks at Google links and the pages associated with those links. The reports show PageRank data, internal and external link counts, anchor text weights, class C IP reporting and much more.

2. How does this tool work?

This tool submits queries through the Google Web API, processes the returned results and presents it to the Web user via the Web.

3. Is this tool safe?

This tool uses the Google™ Web API and complies under the Google™ TOS. This is the only product of its kind that utilizes the Google Web API. Not only does using the Google Web API speed your reporting needs, it also ensures that you comply with the Google Quality Guidelines. Other popular products that have a similar function come with the risk of banning your site from the Google index.

4. Why do I have to sign up for a Google Web API key?

This tool uses the Google™ Web API do retrieve the data necessary for your reports. Using the Google Web API requires that each individual has their own license key. Google requires this because the key uniquely identifies you to Google. We use it to provide your daily limit of 1,000 free queries. 1,000 queries equates to 10,000 backlinks, 1 query = 10 results.

5. How do I get access to the Google Web APIs service?

You must first agree to the terms and conditions of the Google Web APIs service and create a Google Account. Google will then email you a license key to use with your Google Web APIs applications. Every time you make a call to the Google Web APIs service, you must include your license key.

6. How do I create a Google Account?

You can create an account by visiting http://www.google.com/apis/ and following the instructions on the page. All you need to provide is your email address and a password.

7. Why is the daily limit only 1,000 queries?

The Google Web APIs service is an experimental free program, so the resources available to support the program are limited.

8. The Google API is in "beta". What does it mean to be a "beta" service?

This means Google does not guarantee the availability of the service. Since this is an experimental service, Google may take the service down for maintenance, change the APIs in ways that may be incompatible with developer applications, or discontinue the service entirely.

9. How much does this tool cost?

Currently there is no fee to use this tool.

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Technical Questions


1. Why can't I log in?

A login version is currently being developed. This will allow you to store your pages, schedule them to run, see report history, graph them over time, and much more. Stay tuned.

2. What are Google Web APIs?

The Google Web APIs service is a beta web program that enables developers to easily find and manipulate information on the web.

3. How does the Google Web APIs service work?

Developers write software programs that connect remotely to the Google Web APIs service. Communication is performed via the Simple Object Access ProTOSol (SOAP), an XML-based mechanism for exchanging typed information.

4. What happens if I go over my limit of 1,000 queries in one day?

If you make more than 1,000 queries in a day, our server will respond with a SOAP Fault stating that you exceeded your daily query total. You might want to get some sleep and start querying again tomorrow.

5. Is there a limit on the number of results I can receive per query with the Google API?

Yes. You can retrieve a maximum of 10 results per query, and you cannot access information beyond the 1000th result for any given query.

6. Can I search other country based Google engines (i.e. www.google.de)?

No, the Google API currently does not enable us to include this in the This tool service. When it becomes available, we will provide this as a feature.

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