CheckBacklink not fetching all backlinks

#1

Hello!

This post was still open when the former forum was closed. Would someone like to give some feedback?

I copy paste:

franny
November 4 edited November 4 in SeoTools Troubleshooting

I am trying to use the CheckBacklink function but in several cases it does not find the href even when I see it on the source code. Is this a known error?

As an alternative, I also tried
=XPathOnUrl("http://nielsbosma.se/projects/seotools/donators-club/";"//a[@href='http://www.sdim.nl']")
but the cell becomes blank, what should appear on the cell once the link is found?

nielsbosma
November 4

That page doesn't exists any more.
Can you give an example of a CheckBacklink formula that you think is wrong?

franny
November 5

An example:

=CheckBacklink("http://map.startupistanbul.com/#/companies/74693-shoppala/overview";"shoppala";;TRUE)

Gives a "Failed:No link with href found" response; but you can see the link is there. This happens in some other cases where I see the link in the source code and in html.

=XPathOnUrl("http://map.startupistanbul.com/#/companies/74693-shoppala/overview";"//a[contains(@href,'shoppala')]")

Gives no more response than an empty cell for all the cases, even when CheckBacklink function works fine. What should be the expected behavior?

Thanks

#2

This page loads its data through javascript.

Look at the source for http://map.startupistanbul.com/#/companies/74693-shoppala/overview. This is what SeoTools sees:

So XPathOnUrl and CheckBacklinks can't find what you're looking for.

Also for second argument to CheckBacklink you need to supply the exact url you expect to find on the page.

Note sure what you're trying to do? Are you the SEO manager of this website?

#3

Hey,

That explains!

Thanks as well for the Xpath explanation!