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How do I determine whether a backlink is a high quality one or a low quality one? What are the key metrics to be considered?
The quickest way to identify good links is by setting the filters in Monitor Backlinks. First, go to the Your Links and click the New filter button: Finding Good Links To find good links, set the following filters: Majestic Trust Flow greater than 10 Majestic Citation Flow geater than 10 Aft
What does the yellow triangle warning sign for backlinks indicate?
Why would you need to analyze your backlinks? You spend a lot of time and effort to earn quality backlinks to your site and rank higher in Google. But with Google Penguin penalty and other similar threats, you have to be very cautious at what type of backlinks you are building or earning. High quality backlinks will improve your organic traffic and ranking in Google. On the other side, bad backlinks will do more harm than good. What makes a backlink bad or low quality? A [bad backl
How do I use Monitor Backlinks to spy on my competitors?
If you have added competitors into Monitor Backlinks, then there is indeed an opportunity to spy on your competition’s backlinks. Why would you need to spy on your competition’s backlinks? By researching your competitors’ links you can find out many potential link opportunities. If sites are linking to your competitors, chances are they’ll link to you, too. You can analyze your competition's links, find the good ones and replicate them. How to use Monitor Backlinks to spy on your co
Can I manually add links to Monitor Backlinks?
When you create an account in Monitor Backlinks and add your domain(s), MB discovers all your backlinks and adds them to your dashboard. If, for some reason, our tool isn't able to find a link, you can add that link manually. Or you can [import your links](https://monitorbacklinks.crisp.help/en/article/can-i-import-my-links-from-another-source-1it9e9k/?1550921
What are the benefits of linking to my Google Analytics account?
There are several benefits of connecting your Google Analytics account: When you connect with GA, we use GA to get additional backlinks. We also check when your site gets new links more often. On the overview page, you can also see how your organic traffic is evolving. On the backlink page, you can see how much traffic each backlink has sent to your site. It takes a few seconds, but provides a ton of benefit!
How do I add a second domain?
You can add a second domain by: clicking on your domain on the top left clicking on "Add New Domain" from the pulldown menu that appears:
Do I need to connect Google Analytics to check backlinks?
No, it's not a requirement. We use many sources to get the full data on your backlinks. But there are many benefits to connecting it, as you can see here: https://monitorbacklinks.crisp.help/en/article/what-are-the-benefits-of-linking-to-my-google-analytics-account-ixu6y2/?1550922427999 To add a domain without connecting Google Analytics, just: go to A
How can I get email notifications?
Monitor Backlinks can notify you via email: for new backlinks to your website for new backlinks to your competitors' websites when an existing link was removed or changed status when you gain/lose keyword rankings (in the weekly domain report) regarding your status codes for your pages To adjust your email settings: Go to https://monitorbacklinks.com/app/account/notifications Check the notification(s) you’d like to get via email !(https://storage.crisp.chat/users/helpdes
I accidentally connected the wrong Google Analytics account - how do I connect the correct one?
First you will need to disconnect from your Google Analytics account. Click on Manage Domains: Then click on the icon on the right side of your domain name that you'd like to disconnect Google Analytics for: After you do that, you should again click on the icon: !
I want to quickly check the backlinks for a random domain - how can I do that?
How to quickly check backlinks of any website You can use our free Backlink Checker to instantly get an easy-to-read overview of a website’s most popular backlinks. To get started, just enter the URL of any website and hit “Check”. You’ll be given a list of the website's best 300 backlinks and their most important metrics, so you can see exactly how its link profile is performing. !(https://storage.crisp.chat/users/helpdesk/we
Can I get email notifications for lost backlinks?
If you want to monitor the status of your backlinks, Monitor Backlinks is the best tool for the job. Monitor Backlinks will provide you with metrics and an email notification when a backlink is removed or is not working anymore. When there are any changes, Monitor Backlinks will send an email notification like this: !(https://storage.crisp.chat/users/helpdesk/website/8901b2a1
How is Monitor Backlinks better than Google Search Console?
Google Search Console (GSC) is free, and it also shows links to your website. So how is Monitor Backlinks (MB) better? In short, GSC is just a list of some of the backlinks to your site. MB gives you the data and system to do basically anything you want for your backlinks and keywords. Some key differences: GSC only shows a sample of your links, while MB shows a comprehensive list. MB shows all your LIVE backlinks, while GSC displays non-live links (ie. links that have been remove
Can you explain the main statuses that a backlink can have in Monitor Backlinks?
Here are the main statuses for backlinks in Monitor Backlinks: F (followed): The link was found and it passes link juice. mni (meta noindex): This page will not be displayed in Google search results, but it still passes PageRank. nf (nofollow): All links on this page are not followed by Google, so they will not pass any SEO value (PageRank). bnf (backlink not found): The link was not found on this website. sd (server down): The server or domain was down when we crawled it. T
How long does it take before your system can find an existing backlink?
We check for new links every few days and we automatically add them to your account. It takes between 1-5 days in most cases. However, if the links are coming from unpopular websites or from orphan pages (i.e no one else links to them, and they don't even have internal links), it may take a bit longer for our tool to crawl them. It's the same with all crawlers, including Google.
If a new backlink is published on a site, how long will it take to appear in Monitor Backlinks?
Most high quality backlinks will appear in your account within 3 days after they appear on the internet. In some cases it can take as long as a month. The biggest factor that determines how long it takes is the quality of the link. For example, links that are on orphan pages might never be found. Orphan pages are pages with no backlinks. Since no one links to orphan pages, it's hard for any web crawler to find it (including Google). This might especially be relevant if you are dealing with
What do the "Autodiscover" or "Majestic" tags mean?
The "Autodiscover" tag means that the link has been discovered by our own crawlers, while the "Majestic" tag means the link has been pulled up by the help of Majestic. You may also see tags like GA (for the links added through Google Analytics). Please note that these tags will be missing for the links manually imported by you.
Why does it ask me to input a free Moz key?
Currently, it's required for you to see much of your competitor metrics (eg. MozRank, Domain Authority, Page Authority). You can obtain it by creating a Moz account here: https://moz.com/products/api/keys. After you do that, you can generate your free API key: https://monitorbacklinks.com/s/i/screenshot-moz-api-key.png. Then please update your Moz API key info in your account settings: [https:
Why do you limit the trial so much?
Unfortunately, we had to limit the trial to prevent abusive usage of our tool. During the trial, you can see the total number of links, but you can only see the details for 40 backlinks for your domain and 10 for your competitors. We believe that's enough for anyone to understand if the tool is right for them or not. After upgrading to a Premium plan, you can see all backlinks and metrics. You can read more about our plans here: [https://monitorbacklinks.com/plans](https://monitorbacklinks.c
How can I see if there are changes in my backlink status?
Can Monitor Backlinks help me check if there are changes in my backlinks status? You spend a lot of time and effort to earn good backlinks, and it's a big problem if a backlink disappears. It's important to monitor them so that you can do something and preserve your investment. Monitor Backlinks makes it easy. The way Monitor Backlinks works is that: you input your domain all of the backlinks get recorded we regularly monitor your backlinks you keep track of the status
What is the negative SEO protection? What does it cost?
The negative SEO protection is a free badge on your site that discourages people from launching a negative SEO attack on your site. It discourages them because they know it will be ineffective since: a) they know you're using Monitor Backlinks and automatically get notifications when your site is under a Negative SEO attack and b) if your receive lots of low-quality links in a short period you can easily disavow them in just a few minutes If you want to add it, you can do so by following the
Does Monitor Backlinks also cover subdomains?
Yes, if you add a domain, we will automatically cover subdomains as well. If you specify a subdomain, then we will only look at the subdomain. For example, if you add blog.com, then we will also cover blue.blog.com. But if you add blue.blog.com, then we will only cover blue.blog.com and not blog.com. Please note that you can use filters to identify the links to the specific page you want to check.
Are my backlinks updated automatically, or do I need to update them manually?
Monitor Backlinks automatically updates your backlinks list and backlink-specific metrics. For a full update of all your data (backlinks + backlink metrics) it would take up to 5 days. The exception is if you are also using another backlink database, and you would like to see them consolidated together in Monitor Backlinks. We make it possible for you to easily import into Monitor Backlinks so that you can use our convenient tagging, filtering, and reporting features: https://monitorbacklinks
How do I use tags to sort my backlinks?
To add tags to your backlinks you should: select the backlink(s) you want to add a tag to click "Edit" Add your tag in the "Tags" section Click the "Save Backlink" button !(https://storage.crisp.chat/users/helpdesk/website/e21b0de531a06000/screensh
I’m not seeing any traffic in MB - why?
Our tool reports the data as we get it from Google Analytics. There are 3 possibilities why you can't see your traffic in your Monitor Backlinks account: You've made some changes on your site and accidentally removed or modified the Google Analytics code You connected the wrong property to Monitor Backlinks You don’t hav
Is it possible to block bad links?
There is no way to prevent someone from linking to your site. But if you think the links are hurting (or will hurt) your search engine rankings because of negative SEO, you can carefully disavow links to deal with it. You can use Monitor Backlinks to disavow quickly and effectively. Here's how: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=2&v=4nrMxACH3BI
How do I remove a domain and add another one instead?
Please note that currently you can add/remove domains within Monitor Backlinks but you can't just change them. How do I delete a domain in Monitor Backlinks? First, click on your domain and go to Manage Domains: Select the domain that you'd like to remove, and then click "Delete": !(https://storage.crisp.chat/users/helpdesk/website/8614cd07580ac000/183468b3-3015-445b-9ba
How can I add my Google Analytics account to my MB account?
Click on Manage Domains: Then click on the icon on the right side of your domain name that you'd like to connect Google Analytics for: On the next screen, you should select the GA data and click "Connect": !(https://storage.crisp.chat/users/helpdesk/website/c33bc
Why does it say "error in adding domain" when I try to add my domain through Google Analytics?
If you get the error message "error in adding domain" when trying to connect your Monitor Backlinks account to Google Analytics, it could be because you don't have enough privileges from Google Analytics. You must read and analyze privileges for the domains you want to add. Note that you can still add a domain without connecting it with GA: [https://monitorbacklinks.crisp.help/en/article/do-i-need-to-connect-google-analytics-to-check-backlinks-1fgbzkp/?1550922427999](https://monitorbacklinks
Is your site safe to use?
Our servers are fully encrypted and there's no reason to worry about security issues. We use the GA data to show your organic traffic and get more information about your site's backlinks. You can see it in action in our video tour: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yrbtumNen2g Companies from top 100 Alexa are using our tool, and no one has ever had any problems. However, if you have any concerns, you can add your domain without connecting with GA.
If I change a domain to a new one, will I lose the data on the old domain?
I'm sorry but there isn't a way to change the domain, currently. You can remove the domain and add another one. In that case yes, you'll lose the data on the old domain.
How do I view my competitor's website metrics?
To view your competitor's website metrics: Click on the Competitor Links dashboard: 2. Click on the competitor whose website metrics you wish to view: A new page will be loaded and you can view the competitor's metrics: !(https://storage.crisp.chat/users/helpdesk/website/
Can I add more than 10 competitors per domain?
10 competitors are maximum per domain (else there will be issues displayed on the tables and performance issues). However, as a workaround, you can add two domains or a subdomain (even if non-existent) and we can upgrade your account to have 10 competitors per domain.
How can I export backlinks from the same C Class IP (C IP)?
What is C IP and why does it matter? C IP means C class IP. It is the 3rd number in an IP address (which is basically the address of your computer or server on the internet). When 2 websites have the same C IP suggests that they are on the same host. Here are 2 examples of how it can matter: First, if you own both websites and they are linking to each other, then Google sees this as an indication that they might be owned by the same person. This might lead to less linkjuice or even a pe
How do you get around collecting links on websites that want to block you crawling their site?
We do our best to crawl sites comprehensively, but in some rare cases, we don't crawl. This includes: - websites that specifically block our bot in robots.txt we don't crawl - CDNs sometimes that block all bots from crawling except Google. Again, these are very rare cases compared to the number of domains we crawl.
We've hired an SEO agency - do we still need Monitor Backlinks?
Many users actually use Monitor Backlinks to monitor their agency to ensure that they're doing a good job. A good agency will get you high quality backlinks and improve your keyword ranking. A bad one will get you spammy ones and not only waste your time and money, but also destroy your site. You want to get a sense of how they're doing as soon as possible - Monitor Backlinks will let you know that.
Should I add the domain www.site.com or just site.com? Same with competitors... does it make a difference?
It doesn't matter if you add www. or non www. It's the same for your domain and competitors. Monitor Backlinks automatically tracks links to both versions.
Do you have translated versions of Monitor Backlinks?
Currently we only offer Monitor Backlinks in English, but we are planning on expanding it to cover many of the other most widely used languages.
Why don't you provide phone support?
We have a small team and believe that we can do a better job for everyone overall by focusing on email support. Please rest assured that we will take the time to fully answer any questions you have. We are also building up more support resources so that we can help everyone better and more efficiently: https://monitorbacklinks.crisp.help/en/ https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCFMZZJydR8OJ6ij-s7G0GBQ
I manually added a link to MB but it's not appearing there.
If you manually added a link to your MB account, and you can't see it, it's possible that there are multiple links from the same domain. First, filter for the domain your link comes from by: clicking the "New filter" button and then selecting "Linking page" from the dropdown menu: Then you'll need to
Just created an account and started my trial - how quickly will Monitor Backlinks find my backlinks and populate my metrics?
It will take one or two hours for Monitor Backlinks to find your backlinks and populate all your metrics (you should actually start seeing the backlinks almost immediately).
What happens when I label a link as "good" or "bad"? Does it do anything special, or is it just for my own organization benefit?
It's for your own organization benefit. It can help because you can know in the future that you reviewed those links and there's no reason to check them again. It doesn't change anything else on Monitor Backlinks.
I am in the free trial and would still like to test the software before committing. By upgrading, do I need to start paying right now?
The trial is limited, so when you upgraded, you would be immediately charged because you get access to all features.
Google Search Console shows different backlinks than Monitor Backlinks - why?
There are several reasons for this: GSC only shows a sample of your links, while MB shows a comprehensive list. We only show backlinks that are LIVE, while Google also shows non-live backlinks. We show one link per referring domain in order to reduce noise. For more info on the differences between Monitor Backlinks and GSC, check out: [https://monitorbacklinks.crisp.help/en/article/how-is-monitor-backlinks-better-than-google-search-console-1ppyebv/?1550922427999](https://monit