So Aaron Wall dropped a nice tidbit that comes right on time for me – I hope it helps you in your efforts as well when it comes to identifying large numbers of folks who are potential link partners: cache date.
In comments Wall clarified what he determines by the cache date:
* general health of a site you own
* general site of a health you are thinking of buying
* general health of a site you have the ability to publish content on
* trustworthiness of a link source
It is this last purpose that I’ll bring up with my buddy who’s going to scrape scrape scrape (and then scrub a little too I hope me up a huge pile of urls and email addys so I can start going “door to door” more effectively for my clients.
Most SEMs don’t believe that Google actually uses PageRank. I think that if it’s all you have you should use it, but hey, it’s not all you have (and really there are tons of factors besides even cache date you should be thinking about when you conduct link building campaigns… I’m sure Fishkin has a post on this somewhere and I’ll poke around for it for you .
Wall linked to, and so will I, a tool from Boykin called the Cool Cache SEO Tool!
And while you’re at it link builders, check out Making your content Del.icio.us by Mr. Patel.
And then quit thinking about marketing with me for a moment and meditate on the reason many Americans had the day off today… Martin Luther King, Jr.: “I Have a Dream” (20 minute video of his famous speech).