]> Windrose Support Knowedge Base - OptiLink https://windrosesoftware.com/support/?q=taxonomy/term/1/0 en how do i am look at just my external links? https://windrosesoftware.com/support/?q=node/114 <p>By checking the 'exclude on-site links' option, only external (off-site) links will be processed by OptiLink. Links from pages on the same domain as the target will be skipped. <p>Take a look at the details shown in the log and summary views and you will see where the reported internal links are dropped and how many links (all external) were actually found and processed. <p>There is basicly no rule about what links get reported by the engines, so generally not all your 'real' external links will show. Of the ones that do not show, some will actually exist at the search engines and not be reported, while others will not have been crawled yet at all.</p> Sat, 10 Sep 2005 00:07:14 -0500 Create a New Support Request https://windrosesoftware.com/support/?q=node/109 create a new support request Fri, 13 May 2005 13:56:14 -0500 Why does OptiLink seem to ignore the robots.txt file? https://windrosesoftware.com/support/?q=node/107 <p>OptiLink does not look at robots.txt because it is not a spider. It will take whatever you give it in the additional pages list and/or whatever is returned from the search engines you tell it to access.<br /> By way of contrast, OptiSpider is a spider and does obey the robots exclusion file.</p> Fri, 7 Jan 2005 21:21:38 -0600 Can I use OptiLink to get a report of the # of pages, PR, int. and ext. links of a target domain and its pages? https://windrosesoftware.com/support/?q=node/105 <p>The combination of OptiLink and OptiSpider used together can <i>almost</i> do what you want, with one caveat.<br /> Here goes:<br /> First run OptiSpider on the domain where you are considering links. This will spider all the pages on the site, which should be all and only the pages Google will find.</p> Fri, 7 Jan 2005 15:05:16 -0600 I have my product key, but I can't unlock OptiLink. What's going on? https://windrosesoftware.com/support/?q=node/104 <p>The basic diagnostic approach is to first verify that OptiLink works correctly in Demo Mode. If you can get results using 10 links at hotbot, then OptiLink <i>is</i> clearly getting access to the web. Then, we simply need to enter the auth key in OptiLink's File->Setup dialog and see if that works correctly. You must be connected to the internet while doing this.</p> Fri, 7 Jan 2005 15:07:03 -0600 Should I include both Google and Google cache in the same run to make sure I am getting all the links? https://windrosesoftware.com/support/?q=node/103 <p>Doing that analysis doesn't really make much sense -- it is never meaningful to include Google and Google cache in the same<br /> run as this is classic "apples and oranges". These two interfaces will always analyze precisely the same set of links, the only difference being what versions of the pages are analyzed. The GoogleCache looks at Google's snapshot of the</p> Fri, 7 Jan 2005 15:08:36 -0600 How do I edit down the table sizes for the OptiLink report.> https://windrosesoftware.com/support/?q=node/102 <p>You can save and edit the report html files and insert CSS like the following.</p> <p>table {display: table;table-layout: fixed;}<br /> tr {}<br /> td {overflow: scroll;width: 20%;}</p> <p>This works in IE, it does not work correctly in Netscape/Mozilla :-((. For those browsers, change the overflow: scroll to overflow: hidden -- the full URL is still available by coping the cell contents with copy/paste.</p> Fri, 7 Jan 2005 15:51:19 -0600 Can you explain the difference between OptiLink and OptiSpider? https://windrosesoftware.com/support/?q=node/101 <p>OptiLink analyzes a single page, whereas OptiSpider analyzes all the pages of a given domain.</p> <p>OptiLink depends primarily on the search engines to discover linking pages, both internal and external, while OptiSite discovers all internal links automatically.</p> Fri, 7 Jan 2005 12:38:29 -0600 why is it that only a few sites seem to have their internal pages recognized by Google? https://windrosesoftware.com/support/?q=node/99 <p>The filtering of link results by google is mostly about the page rank of the linking pages. Internal links are just as good as external links for building both link reputation and Page Rank.</p> <p>To see if your pages are included in the google index, type the URL of the page into the Google search box and see if it recognizes it as a URL in its index. Also check your server logs to see what pages googlebot has visited.</p> Fri, 7 Jan 2005 15:58:06 -0600 If I buy OptiLink do you think Google will end up banning my IP address just for using it? https://windrosesoftware.com/support/?q=node/98 <p>Optilink incorporates 'stealth features' so your IP looks just like any heterogeneous computer network to the outside world. This makes it very hard to find a reliable signature of what is or is not OptiLink in operation. In two and half years there has never been a case of an OptiLink user being shutoff by Google.</p> Fri, 7 Jan 2005 16:18:43 -0600 Does the "PageLoader IOException" mean anything that I need to worry about? https://windrosesoftware.com/support/?q=node/97 <p>The IOException error indicates that OptiTools was not able to load a webpage. It automatically retries several times, so you may see several of these errors together. These errors are caused by any of:</p> Fri, 7 Jan 2005 17:20:10 -0600 Do I need to use Arelis in addition to OptiLink? https://windrosesoftware.com/support/?q=node/95 <p>It all depends on what you are trying to do. For Ranking Analysis, it is off-page factors that are key and only OptiLink can help there. But if you are instead wanting to manage a Reciprocal Linking project, Arelis is probably very useful (I do not know from my own experience).<br /> OptiLink will be helpful as well by providing data about potential linking partners so you can pick and choose where to apply your effort for best results.</p> Fri, 7 Jan 2005 17:37:44 -0600 On some pages OptiLink will show a target link as being "not found", but a manual check shows it. Why has OptiLink not found it? https://windrosesoftware.com/support/?q=node/94 <p>Optilink avoids doing DNS lookups as a speed improvement, so what it does instead is to match the text of the URL. It attempts to find multiple forms of the target URL, but it is not perfect. For the target url xyz.com, Optilink will test www.xyz.com to see if it is the same IP address and looks like the same page. All internal pages on the target URL will also be loaded and checksumed and compared to the target page so we can usually figure out that www.xyz.com/index.html is actually the same link as xyz.com.<br /> But there are some cases the program can not handle, which is what the 'aliases' list is for. You might have noticed that OptiLink automatically fills in the aliases it does find. You can add aliases as well for those cases where OptiLink would not be able to discover it.</p> Fri, 7 Jan 2005 17:40:13 -0600 How come OptiLink fails to process sites with unusual domain names? https://windrosesoftware.com/support/?q=node/91 <p>Look at the log view and you will probably see that optilink is failing when parsing the target page. Just select the 'skip on-page measurements' option and rerun -- you will loose the on-page kw %, but that is of little importance in ranking anyway. Also, run your pages through the validator at validator.w3.org to ensure they are error free.</p> Fri, 3 Dec 2004 16:56:43 -0600 link:www.mysite in Google gives 0 links but link: www.mysite (with a space) returns many links. Which is correct? https://windrosesoftware.com/support/?q=node/80 <p>The search with the space between link: is a search for pages including the domain that link anywhere -- not what you want</p> Fri, 3 Dec 2004 15:34:35 -0600