As we announced last week, the all-new Custom Prospecting Tool is live today. The Custom Prospecting Tool allows you to quickly and easily build prioritized, categorized link prospect lists for immediate export.

The main thing we’ve focused on is speed: We want you to get as many link prospects as quickly as possible. Period. To give you an idea of how quickly you can build prospect lists, here are three processing times for random reports we threw together. Each report had five Prospecting Phrases.

7,922 Link Prospects URLs found, 4,962 Unique. Time: 42 Seconds 3,492 Link Prospect URLs found, 2,714 Unique. Time: 27 Seconds 715 Link Prospect URLs found, 389 Unique. Time: 14 Seconds

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This has been released! See the release announcement here.

If you're a current Ontolo subscriber or trial user,   click here to go straight to the new tool.

If you aren't an Ontolo subscriber,   click here to sign up for a free trial.

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First, I wanted to thank Todd Malicoat (@stuntdubl) and Justin at Market Motive for having me yesterday. It was a real honor and pleasure working with them both. And if you haven't checked out Market Motive's online marketing trainings, do yourself a favor and check out their courses.

Next, I wanted to thank everyone who made time in their day for the presentation. From what I understand, we had a pretty large group! I intentionally discussed Ontolo's paid tools as little as possible and focused on what we believe is the best foundation for link building processes that exists. I hope that the information was valuable and that you're able to put it and some of the free tools into use with your own campaigns.

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In the early 2000s, Todd Malicoat and I crossed paths a few times before finally meeting and getting a few good conversations in at SES Chicago in December of 2006. Todd had started consulting a bit before I had, but there seemed to be something unique about him. Something told me we might end up discovering some unique similarities…

He’d developed a reputation as an all-star link builder, was working on his own and, at that point, was en route to residing in San Francisco. Things were happening for him and, soon, they’d be happening for me as well.

We kept casually in touch over the years and recently began catching up again last fall. It turns out we both ended up following some of the same 4-Hour Workweek philosophy; Todd with his trips around the world for sport fishing and myself with over 50,000 miles of road trips around North America for rock climbing. While our interests may have been different, lifestyle design and link building ran through our blood.

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In the early 2000s, Todd Malicoat and I crossed paths a few times before finally meeting and getting a few good conversations in at SES Chicago in December of 2006. Todd had started consulting a bit before I had, but there seemed to be something unique about him. Something told me we might end up discovering some unique similarities…

He’d developed a reputation as an all-star link builder, was working on his own and, at that point, was en route to residing in San Francisco. Things were happening for him and, soon, they’d be happening for me as well.

We kept casually in touch over the years and recently began catching up again last fall. It turns out we both ended up following some of the same 4-Hour Workweek philosophy; Todd with his trips around the world for sport fishing and myself with over 50,000 miles of road trips around North America for rock climbing. While our interests may have been different, lifestyle design and link building ran through our blood.

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We have now released an entirely new design to the Ontolo Toolset for quickly discovering relevant, valuable and high-quality link prospects very, very easily.

Click Here to Learn More About the New Version of the Ontolo Toolset →

Interested in more details on the additional changes? Here goes...

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A short story for your Friday...

In the late 1800s, the Japanese Zen master Nan-in was approached by a western professor who wanted to discuss his understanding of Zen.

Nan-in kindly obliged.

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V4 of the Ontolo Toolset is being released next week, the week of November 14th. We're way stoked.

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When I realized my mistake, I noticed a deep, sinking feeling that you might get coming home from Spring Break to find out that your parents had seen you on a Girls Gone Wild commercial. So I'll get to the point....

I've been doing a poor job of giving you what you really, truly need as a link builder.

For some reason, I thought I knew what you wanted better than you did. Because of that, we've built some of the most complex link building tools in the industry. So complex, in fact, that if you've tried to use some of the tools, you might have had a hard time finding the links you wanted...even though they may have absolutely been in your database.

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Hey folks,

We know things have been quiet here on the homefront (and I've got a stack of emails to respond to as well), but wanted to let everyone know that we've been working 12+hour days every day (that's seven, not five, days a week) over the past several weeks to get the next version of the Ontolo Toolset released. Right now, it's looking like it'll be some time in November depending on how some of these new tools go.

What are we changing? Well, three main things, really.

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