Google + Scrapebox
Did you know that there are a bunch of ‘advanced’ search operators you can use in Google?
Let me show you one.
That is the intitle operator, which searches for web pages with specific words or phrases in their title tag. People commonly use this operator to find guest post opportunities in their niche by looking for web pages with “write for us” in the title.
You can see from the screenshot above that I was able to find over 5,000 potential prospects, in seconds, with just that one simple ‘operator.’
But you can go WAY further than this. There are 42 advanced operators that you can mix ‘n’ match to find TONS of link‐building opportunities.
Want to find sites that are open to publishing infographics? Here you go:
How about “resource” pages where you can pitch your content for inclusion? You got it.
This is the tip of the iceberg. You can do tons of things with these advanced queries.
But how do you ‘extract’ these results from Google, and pull important SEO metrics for each URL for further vetting?
Scrapebox scrapes results from Google. Just load in your “footprints” (i.e., operators) and a bunch of queries. It will then perform all searches in Google and pull the results into a neat list.
Here it is in action:
You will need proxies to do any serious Google scraping with ScrapeBox, which can be costly.
No time for messing around with proxies? Try Citation Labs Link Prospector. This does the same thing as Scrapebox. Create a report, load in your queries and operators, and set it to work scraping Google.
Furthermore, this tool is cloud‐based, so it’ll work for Mac users.