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Links Suite 4 + DMOZ Extractor

Type of Program: URL Extractor
Supported Platforms: Windows 95/98/NT 4/ME/2K
Company Name: PJL Technology
Version: 4
Price: $49.95
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I make no bones about it, I am a great fan of this combination of Links Suite and Dmoz extractor. So what is it you ask? Let the makers explain:

"Imagine a desktop application that allows you to browse the Internet like your favorite browser. And then with a mouse click will strip every URL on a page into an Access database. And then after you've acquired 1000's of links imagine this same program then being able to spider each and every URL in the database for a Title, Description, Keywords, and E-Mail reference. And if that's not enough envision this same program then allowing you to output the records to an Access Database, an Excel Spreadsheet, raw HTML code or in CSV format. Image the Links Pages that could be constructed ... the Search Directories that could be built ... the data that could be mined for Reciprocating Links Programs ... the index's you could compile in hours instead of weeks."

That's what it is and that last bit is particularly true. Building thousands of links is very easy and very fast. On top of the output of records options listed in the previous paragraph you can also convert them to - DC Links 2000, ilink/hyperseek, ASCII, EasySearch and GT Links 2.

Dmoz Extractor which is bundled with this package (both programs can be bought separately) is equally impressive and lets you extract urls from any part of the Open Directory. As far as I know this is the only Open Directory third party program that allows you to build category specific directories. The others let you start from a category but show the others as well, Dmoz Extractor lets you build a one category directory from any Dmoz directory. See which was built using Open Directory regional category UK/Wales and Dmoz Extractor in less than a day.

If you want to build links directories, search engines, industry specific links etc. then there is nothing that comes close to this. You will feel guilty paying only $49.95 for this excellent software.

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Reviewed by Simon Baillie

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