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Link Quality at a Glance

Symbol for an extra windowLink Quality at a Glance is a free online link checker which gives you a quick indication of the quality of the outgoing links.

Link Quality at a Glance checks the link quality in the following phases:

Phase 1

First things first. Link Quality at a Glance is testing the quality of the links in a background process. To view automatically the progress of the test your browser should support the Symbol for an extra windowautomatic refresh option. This phase is used to check if the automatic refresh option is enabled.

Phase 2

In this phase the to be tested webpage is fetched. The duration of this phase depends on the time to load the webpage.

Phase 3

When the webpage is fetched, the links on the given webpage are analysed. A webpage could contain three types of links:

  1. Navigation links (the normal clickable Symbol for an extra windowhyperlink);
  2. Structure links (links to help the browser or searchengine to render or interpret the page correctly);
  3. Enrichment links (links to images and so on).

Only the normal clickable hyperlinks (the navigation links) are taken into account. There are three types of navigation links:

  1. Internal links;
  2. External links;
  3. Symbol for an extra windowMailto and Symbol for an extra windowJavascript links.

In these phase the these link types are sorted and counted.

Phase 4

The internal links will be analysed superficial. This is because there might be a Symbol for an extra windowrobots.txt file which might prevent Link Quality at a Glance to follow an internal link. To respect an eventual robots.txt file Link Quality at a Glance follows no internal link at all. However without following these links, it is still possible to count the number of:

  1. Unique links;
  2. Title attributes;
  3. Symbol for an extra windowNo follow links;
  4. Target attributes;
  5. Download attributes.

Note that links belonging to the same Symbol for an extra windowsecond-level domain as the tested webpage are considered as internal links.

Phase 5

The same basic analysis for the internal links is also done for the external links. Due to the fact that external links have other characteristics as internal links, now also the following facts are collected:

  1. Secure (Symbol for an extra windowhttps) links;
  2. Links to a homepage;
  3. The number of different second-level domains.

Phase 6

In this phase stats are collected about the unique external links regarding:

  1. Symbol for an extra windowBroken or slow links;
  2. Symbol for an extra windowRedirected links;
  3. Symbol for an extra windowSafe links.

Final score

At the moment all results are available the stats collected and the tested unique external links are shown.

Note that the final score is based on the outbound links found at the tested page. The score depends on:

  1. How divers the site links;
  2. The percentage of broken links;
  3. The percentage of redirected links;
  4. The percentage of safe links;
  5. The number of external links.

Use your common sense

Note that Link Quality at a Glance isn't as smart as Symbol for an extra windowGoogle Penguin. So you should check for yourself if:

  1. The links are related to the subject of the webpage;
  2. The anchor texts of the links make sense;
  3. The title texts of the links make sense;
  4. The linked webpages are "high quality" webpages;
  5. All links you expected are available.

I hope you like Symbol for an extra windowLink Quality at a Glance,

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