CheckBacklink

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CheckBacklink(string pageUrl, string expectedLinkHref,
string expectedLinkText (optional),
bool checkNofollow (optional)) : string


Purpose

Verifies that a backlink is present on a page with the correct link text and that there’s no rel=nofollow.

This is a very useful function when validating that links you have "acquired" are still present.

If the link text is not found, the BackLink Checker will suggest other texts found on the page (see example above).


Example

=CheckBacklink("http://linkdirectory.com/subpage",
"http://mypage.com/","An awesome page",TRUE)

In the example we verify that there’s a link to http://mypage.com on http://linkdirectory.com/subpage with the anchorText “An awesome page” and that this link is not rel=nofollow.

expectedLinkHref and expectedLinkText supports wildcards:

=CheckBacklink("http://seotoolsforexcel.com",
"http://*.uservoice.com","Suggestion*")

In this example we check if there's any link to http://*.uservoice.com (where * can be anything) that's has a link text that starts with "Suggestion" on http://seotoolsforexcel.com.


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