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Automated reciprocal link checker

Discussion in 'Link Development' started by jarvi, Mar 16, 2004.

  1. #1
    Can anyone point me in the direction of a good tool (preferably free, of course) that would allow me to check my link partners, for a link back to my site. I guess I would just like to be able to run through my reciprocal links pages and be able to tell if there is a link back from each of the sites I link to.

    Happy to expand or think about the specs a bit more if required, but I am sure there is something already out there.

    I know linksmanager does it but I'd rather just stick with staight html on my pages and just automate the checking not the adding.

    Thanks,
     
    jarvi, Mar 16, 2004 IP
  2. digitalpoint

    digitalpoint Overlord of no one Staff

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    #2
    I thought about making a free web-based system for people... but then I shied away from it because I didn't want digitalpoint.com to be somehow branded as a site that condones and helps reciprocal linkers (not that I personally have anything against them).

    That being said, if you have a list of the pages your links *should* be on, I probably could whip you up a script to do it for you (I don't want to get into spidering whole sites looking for a link though... so you would need to know where the link is supposed to be).

    If you have the list in a text file, I could make you a PHP script that did it for you if you want.

    - Shawn
     
    digitalpoint, Mar 16, 2004 IP
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    awall19 Berserker

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    I think that would be an extremely useful script for many people.
     
    awall19, Mar 16, 2004 IP
  4. Luke

    Luke Peon

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    #4
    Ive made a PHP script that checks recipical links from them awhile back its actually quite an easy script to make, which suprises people, I can make just about anything with PHP! :D
    If digitalpoint turns out to busy or you would perfer a ready made developed one then give me a shout.
     
    Luke, Mar 17, 2004 IP
  5. digitalpoint

    digitalpoint Overlord of no one Staff

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    #5
    Go for it... If you want, zip it up and attach it to this thread if you want anyone to be able to grab it.

    Wouldn't take me more than 5 or 10 minutes to do, so it's not a time thing... but if you already have one, then it's all you. :)

    - Shawn
     
    digitalpoint, Mar 17, 2004 IP
  6. Luke

    Luke Peon

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    Righto, Just gonna VNC to home then ill attach it here.
     
    Luke, Mar 17, 2004 IP
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    compar Peon

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    Luke,

    So where is it already?
     
    compar, Mar 19, 2004 IP
  8. jarvi

    jarvi Well-Known Member

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    OK, so I found PHPCrawl over at Sourceforge and managed to get it to work. Even managed to modify it to run through a mySQL database and return pages where it finds a link. My problem is that once I confirm a link at the site I want to move on to the next site. Can't seem to get this to work with my very limited knowledge of PHP. Normally I just adapt other stuff.

    The code is below and I don't think you need to see all the other parts. I just want to be able to move to the next site if foo.com is found in the site in the $row[LinkURL] array in which the content is in the array $page_data[source]. Can anyone help? (Sorry don't know how to put code in any other way)


     
    jarvi, Mar 28, 2004 IP
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    misohoni Notable Member

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    hey shawn,
    this is all getting too complicated... you said you could (in 10 minutes) build a tool? time for you to step in and give us something that actually works and does not require a degree in php or perl...
     
    jbgilbert, Mar 31, 2004 IP
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    digitalpoint Overlord of no one Staff

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    #11
    Nothing too fancy...


    Reads a file (in the same directory) named sites.txt which is a list of URLs to check (separated by a carriage return).

    - Shawn
     
    digitalpoint, Mar 31, 2004 IP
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    #12
    How effective is this link exchange? Does anyone can tell for sure that the return justify the required effrots.

    Thanks

    www.all-battery.com
     
    tenergy, Apr 1, 2004 IP
  13. digitalpoint

    digitalpoint Overlord of no one Staff

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    #13
    It's not a specific link exchange... you would need to link exchange with your own partners.

    - Shawn
     
    digitalpoint, Apr 1, 2004 IP
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    Shawn,
    Your "nothing too fancy" reciprocal links checker is pretty good. But, I'd really like to see a few simple things added if it's not too much trouble:

    1) Is there a way to speed up his reaction to a 404 page:
    http://www.southtexastrading.com/links.htm Warning: file_get_contents(http://www.southtexastrading.com/links.htm): failed to open stream: HTTP request failed! HTTP/1.1 404 Not Found in /home/finalone/public_html/@linkcheckerAA/link-checker.php on line 13
    RED> Missing

    2) Could you make it so the site.txt file could have a comments in it that don't get processed?

    For example if a line in site.txt reads
    http://www.adomain.com

    I'd like to have a comment on it like:
    http://www.adomain.com|emailed on 4/6/04....

    Don't need the comment processed (just ignored) by the php script.



    handle add to the site file
     
    jbgilbert, Apr 6, 2004 IP
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    digitalpoint Overlord of no one Staff

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    digitalpoint, Apr 6, 2004 IP
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    Better test dude - has errors.

    I need to be able to put the comment on the same line as the url OR on a seperate line.

    It turns out that the old script seems to deal with it better than the new one?????????????????????????
     
    jbgilbert, Apr 6, 2004 IP
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    digitalpoint Overlord of no one Staff

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    #17
    Not sure... works for me...

    checker.php
    sites.txt
    http://www.digitalpoint.com
    #comment
    #blah
    http://www.site2.com
    http://www.site3.com
    
    Code (markup):
    Attempts to only do the 3 sites...

    - Shawn
     
    digitalpoint, Apr 6, 2004 IP
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    Yep, you are right.

    But, I decided I liked the original script because if you code the site.txt like this:
    http://www.domain.com #-- emailed on 4/12

    it results in this

    http://www.domian.com/links.htm #---emailed on 4/12 Found


    The comment is reported and I kinda like that. Plus the comment can be on the same line as the url!

    With the new script any comments on the same line as the URL are not reported......
     
    jbgilbert, Apr 6, 2004 IP
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    try mine http://www.link-swapper.com it is new but I am getting many new users since I started it
    it is free and has the functionality of all the paid ones, if something is missing, let me know and I will add it.
    /BP
     
    0BroadProspect, Apr 14, 2004 IP