LinkTiger is dedicated to constant innovation and improvement, which is why we’re proud to announce a brand-new feature: our “Check Now” button.
Our “Check Now” button allows for instant, on demand link checking. This is very handy if you’ve just uploaded a new website (or moved an existing one), and need an instant double-check that everything migrated correctly.
To access this feature, all you have to do is log in to your LinkTiger account. On the dashboard, choose the site you want to search and what file types you’d like included. When ready, hit “Search”.
You’ll receive a real-time breakdown of the broken links on your site, which you can investigate further using LinkTiger’s powerful tools.
It’s just one more way LinkTiger helps ensure your website visitors have the best experience possible.
Webhostingsearch.com, an independent resource for Web Masters, has awarded LinkTiger with a “Best Web Tool” Award. Form their evaluation report: “LinkTiger is a state-of-the-art source of reliable web tools recommended and guaranteed by Web Hosting Search, an independent guide for hosting services.”
This award is only bestowed to the best service providers on the Internet and we are proud of our accomplishments! They feel we are “possibly the best tool for link checking available”. This web site is visited by over 600,000 unique visitors every month and is an excellent resource for web hosting tools and providers. Many of their customers recommended LinkTiger.
In addition, I also want to say that 2010 was an exciting year for us. We signed up some large enterprise accounts such as Telus, Hosting.com, Microsoft, KluwerLaw, Greenvalley.com, The City of Las Vegas, The Australian Government and many more. We grew our over all customer base by 50%. We’re excited about the future of LinkTiger and continue to look forward to serving your needs and maintaining the number position as “link checker of choice” to the Web community. Thank you all for your support!
We’re often asked by prospects, customers, affiliates, etc. “why should I pay for a service that I can get for free”? It’s a great question. The Internet is full of free tools. In the case of LinkTiger, I thought I’d point out the difference. Here is a summary of the value you get with a commercial tool like ours vs. free tools (e.g. WordPress plug-in).
1) The LinkTiger service AUTOMATICALLYchecks your web site(s) for broken links every day and will notify you if any links are broken. The free tools usually require you to manually run a scan. The value? As Ron Popiel says “You can set it and forget it”!
2) Free tools like the WordPress plug-in only checks the site it is installed on, while LinkTiger checks multiple domains with one broken link report for all sites in a centralized dashboard.
4) We’ll check external links as well as internal links.
5) We offer Support in case you have questions, issues, etc.
6) Collaboration – we offer the ability to easily share reports with multiple team members.
Is it worth to pay for this type of service? Only you can decide if there’s value however, as one of our Affiliates puts it:
“Web masters invest a lot in order to build quality links and doing all other on page and off page SEO tasks in order to increase their page rank. A lot of them don’t pay attention to broken links and lose, because Google gives broken links high importance”.
We would agree.
It’s year 4,708 on the Chinese calendar and what makes it more impressive is that this year is the year of the Tiger. We think that this year is the year of LinkTiger as well 🙂 . It is the year where all of our planning, designing, building and release of LinkTiger 2.0 will come together. We have spent the last 6 months on developing our new strategy and we have begun the operational execution with the launch of our new website. It also includes a major investment in marketing and service delivery enhancements and will include additional feature upgrades planned for the third quarter of 2010. We are proud to launch LinkTiger 2.0 and are excited about our growth potential going forward.
We have spent a lot of time discussing our business model and what makes the most sense for us going forward. We want to be number #1 in the automated broken link checking category on the internet. We think our delivery model is unique. For example, we are the only broken link checker on the internet that delivers our software-as-a-service, in an automated way with an extremely user friendly GUI. Our service can be used by business people (marketing, sales, e-commerce) and technical people (web masters, developers and designers) a like. No other tool can do this. We also offer amazing functionality that provides for versatility and productivity to most effectively deal with managing single or multiple web presences.
We think our focus is also unique. We want to do one thing and do it very well. There are other tools available that offer broken link checking amongst a number of other features. But, being in the software business we know that users typically only use 5-10% of a tool’s capabilities. So why pay 100% when you only use 10%?
I’m not saying we’re not going to improve and add to LinkTiger’s features and capabilities. We will continue to enhance our offering over time but our focus will be on link validation. We think this is key because broken links lead to lost traffic, lost revenue, and poorer SEO results. Your links are vital to your on-line success and LinkTiger wants to be at the center of protecting this investment.
The one thing that was missing from our business model was long-term commercial viability. We want to be the best, we strive to provide the ultimate user experience and provide excellent customer support. This is what differentiates us. If we don’t our customers will leave and go to the competition. It’s that simple. Our model allows for flexibility but customers can cancel anytime. We don’t want to give them a reason to 🙂 .
So, after careful thought, consideration, analysis and customer consultation we have decided to retire our Freemium service. As of July 1, 2010 we will no longer offer a free version of LinkTiger. Our Existing Freemium Users will have until October 1, 2010 to convert to a monthly plan. We will offer major discounts and incentives to our loyal and long time User base. We want to make this as painless as possible.
Thank you for all your support and we are looking forward to The Year of the Tiger!