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After some modifications and fixing some inconsistencies, we’ve released the version 2 of disavow tool. The major changes are design wise . We’ve made the tool more user friendly clearing all the complexities. The new design is really simple and easy to grasp. Just input the domain list as text or csv and you can see the results generated. The results page doesn’t have much changes except that some additional notifications has been removed.

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If you did like our tool, feel free to share it with the world. We haven’t spend much time promoting the tool(which we would be doing in the upcoming days).

Have a look at the modified version of disavow domain credibility checker tool

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Disavow domain credibilty checker tool usage and details

Nowadays web page loading time is a very significant factor in SEO,  Customer Retention and Online Business. People don’t want to spend much time on a website that loads slow. Research shows us that people tend to close a slow loading website/web page faster. So here comes the importance of optimizing contents on your web page to help them load faster. One key factor that affects page loading time is the page size. Page size is determined by the contents on that page, especially images and other media files. Text and number of words on a page contribute only a small share in total file size compared to images and media files. Thus we can conclude that its very important to use low sized images on a web page. This is called optimizing images for a web page.

We usually add the following forms of images on a web page.

1.Images taken using camera

2. Images taken as Screenshots or Screen captures

3. Graphical Images created using software like Photoshop 

In any case, we have two challenges at hand. We have to retain the quality of the image as such (even while optimizing for web page) and at the same time we have to reduce its file size significantly. An ideal case is to keep the file size in the order of kilo bytes (say less than 400KB). An original image of say 2.5 MB (and of dimension 1024 x 1600) has to be compressed to the order of say 200 to 300 KB without loosing quality experience.

In this article, I review a set of tools (online and offline) to compress images. There are many types of image compressors. My main focus will be on reviewing online image compressors which support batch image processing. I don’t plan to review 10 or 15 online tools to compress images but the best 3 or 4.

Apps to Compress Multiple Images

The first 3 are online image compressors which support multiple image uploads (on a single click or through multiple upload forms) and allows batch processing or batch resizing of images. These tools comes handy when you have 10 or more images to process at a time.

Yahoo Smushit

1Smush.it

Smush is basically an image optimization tool from Yahoo Developer Network. This tool applies loss less compression techniques to the images uploaded and reduce the file size significantly. Smush is a useful tool to reduce image size when saving for web. The key benefit is loss less compression which retains image quality at its original width and height (while reducing file size significantly).

Image Compressing Tools

2 PicreSize 

PicResize is a simple web application to compress multiple images online. They have a very simple user interface. All you need to do is “Add Files” (you can add all images on a single click by selecting them all using CTRL+A) and select the compression ratio. You can select 75%, 50% and 25% compression on your images.  After uploading all files, select the compression ratio and required image sizes. Finally hit “Batch Resize”. If you need, you can provide custom sizes instead of compression ratio. You can also choose to save the file type as JPEG, PNG

Review of Image Optimization and Compression Tools

3 CompressPNG and CompressJPEG

This is another online image compressor, where you can upload multiple images online. CompressPNG can be used to compress PNG files and CompressJPEG can be used to compress JPEG images. The output quality is very good compared to many other online image compressors.

4Resize-Photos 

This tool also works on the same concepts as explained for above online image compressors. However this compressor supports only 1 image at a time (no multiple uploads). The advantage is that this app supports one more file format BMP.

Offline Tools

An offline tool as you know is a desktop application and comes handy when you have a slow internet connection or you are away from connectivity. My first software under consideration is Photoshop (as many people who work with images will have one installed on their computer). However there are small and simple software’s dedicated to image resizing and croping alone.

Photoshop – Batch Processor

If you have photoshop installed on your computer, you don’t need any other software compress images. It has a batch processor under its File menu and you can use that to compress any number of images on a single click. You can set the output file quality, image sizes and file format (you have more options in Photoshop like PNG, JPEG, GIF, PDF etc)

Many of you might have read my story of disavowing 11K+ external links pointing to my website. No doubt, disavowing that much links and around 1000 domains was such a hectic job. The hardest part was judging the credibility of these domains. Manually verifying all these 1000 domains was really hard(Getting into the website, checking alexa rank,page rank etc). I had to verify the domains as I didn’t want to lose any of those good backlinks gained .

I really wished there was a tool to check the authenticity of these domains. Yes , I found some paid ones(the price was not that fair). Because of these reasons we thought of building a free tool through which you can verify your domain credibility. The tool was finished yesterday and we’ve released it to users for free.

The Disavow Domains Credibility Checker tool

What is this tool about ?

The Disavow Domain Credibility Tool is all about checking the credibility of the domains. Download external domains list(from which your website is linked) from your Google webmaster tools and upload it to the tool. The tool will loop through each domain and will check its credibility by verifying its,

  1. Page Rank
  2. Alexa Traffic Rank
  3. Domain Age
  4. Dmoz listing

The tools itself decide the domain credibility by verifying these factors. After all, the list will be populated with domains sorted in 5 credibility categories. The algorithm generates a credibility score for every domain. The classification is based on this credibility score.

Credibility Types

    1. Super Credible – Highly valuable domains belong to this category. Never disavow links from these domains as they would be having high grade PageRank,Alexa Rank or might be Dmoz Listed.
    2. Highly Credible – Not as credible as the Super Credible domains ,but very much credible that they should have a descent trustworthy Alexa traffic rank or page rank or domain age.
    3. Credible  – These domains, even though doesn’t have high statistics, are credible.
    4. Moderately Credible – These domains are moderately credible . Have a close look and take a decision.
    5. Not Credible  – The domains that are not credible. These domains might not be performing in any of the analysis factors mentioned above. You might not benefit from these links or these links are more likely to be spam.

You can sort/ filter the results. The table rows are clickable and you can select the domains which you need to disavow. After selecting the domain, you can click the Build Domains button to generate the disavow formatted domain names . Copy the domain list, put it in a text(.txt) file and upload to your Google Webmaster tools.

Using the Domain Credibility Checker Tool

Step
1

Download the domain spreadsheet from Google Webmaster tools

Sign in to your Google Webmaster tools account and select the Links to Your Site option under Search Traffic section. You’ll see the list of all domains linking to your website . Press the Download this table button to download the csv formatted domain list.

selecting domains step 1

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Step
2

Upload the spreadsheet to the domain credibility checker tool.

Upload the domain sheet to the tool, and wait sometime for the tool to generate the credibility list.

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Step
3

Select the domains you want to disavow and build the disavow domains list.

As I said above the domains will be categorized based on the credibility scores it have (super credible,highly credible,credible,moderately credible,not credible). The rows of the table are clickable. Click to select the unwanted(to be disavowed) domains and click the Build Domains button and the tool will generated the disavow list for you.disavow image 2

Hope you enjoyed this tool description and find it beneficial. Click the below link to navigate to the tool.

The Disavow Domains Credibility Checker Tool