Linkody Review: Backlink Monitoring Tool

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Linkody is the Ultimate SEO intelligence software to track your backlinks and stay on top of your link-building campaigns.

The best part is Linkody’s price and you can be sure that no compromises were made on the functionality of the tool.

So, in this article, you will find out what exactly Linkody does and how it can help to improve your SEO efforts.

Getting Started with Linkody

You will be able to kick-start Linkody and start monitoring backlinks literally in 2 minutes.

Already from the on-boarding, you will notice all the cool stuff Linkody can do for you.

  1. You can link your Linkody account with Google Analytics
  2. Add your domain
  3. All your competitors’ URLs
  4. And your Ahrefs account if you find it necessary

All this will provide you with a very comprehensive overview of your backlinks and their metrics.

Overview of Your Own Domain

Within seconds you will be able to see the overview of your domain’s metrics:

  • Mozrank, Domain Authority, Spam Score
  • The number of backlinks
  • Social shares
  • Trust and social flow
  • Alexa rating

On top of that, you will see the overview of all the received and lost backlinks as well as all your competitors’ most recent links.

And if you want to see the historical data how your domain’s Moz Metrics and Trust/Citation Flow has changed over time just click on “View historic data”:

In an instant, you will be able to see how your metrics “time-lapse” overview:

Furthermore, if you head back to the dashboard and scroll a little bit lower, you will be able to see all the links that have changed the status as well as the link status overview.

Linkody just like that shows you the overview of your own domain’s and competitors’ backlinks, which is a huge timesaver for every SEO expert.

Link attributes

When you head further down the Linkody’s Dashboard you will be able to find the “Links” section:

In the link section you can customize the columns and metrics that are displayed:

When you analyze your link profile and assess link quality this helps you to see the following metrics (& what they mean):

  • Added – the day this domain has been discovered by or added  to Linkody
  • Status – the status of the link when it was last checked
  • URL From – the URL of the page linking to your domain
  • Landing Page – the landing page on your site the link is pointing to
  • Anchor – the visible, clickable text of the link
  • RelNF (nofollow) or F (follow), where NF means that the hyperlink should not influence the ranking of the link’s target in the search engine’s index (Read more.)
  • Moz – includes Mozrank, Page Authority and Domain Authority which represent a link popularity score and reflect the importance of any given web page on the Internet. Click on the mini-menu to switch between each metric.
  • Spam Score – a metric from Moz that indicates how likely a website is to be penalized by Google (Read more.)
  • Shares – the total number of social shares (hover over to see distribution by social network)
  • IP – the hosting server’s country
  • TLD – the Top Level Domain’s corresponding country (.com .fr etc.)
  • EFL – the External Follow Links is the number of links on this page pointing to a different domain (that the domain the page is on).

The best part is you can play around with these metrics and sort the backlinks according to your preferences.

Backlink sorting

Linkody allows you to sort all your links by clicking on the column headers:

Or filter your links based on Follow/Nofollow and other attributes:

Or by Link status:

What’s more Linkody shows you the “Expanded” view which shows you a more detailed overview of each backlink:

What’s more, you can visualize all your backlinks by clicking on the link and see where exactly your backlink is located on the page:

Backlink Analytics

Link analysis doesn’t stop here – there’s a lot more.

In the Analytics section (1) you can see numerous graphs to get a good understanding of your backlink profile.

You can use this data for a subset of your links using the filters (2) and view analytics of different set of backlinks such as Backlinks with Ok, Error, etc. status.

In the analytics section you will be able to see graphs about all of the following stats:

  • Moz Metrics Distributions
  • Spam Score Distribution
  • Which are your Top TLDs
  • From where are your backlinks coming – Asia?
  • Which are your most linked landing pages
  • Do/No-follow distribution
  • Class C Distribution
  • And which Domains link the most with your content

Competitor Backlinks

Another huge section is monitoring someone else’s backlinks and benefiting from the metrics Linkody offers.

So in this view, you can already start to grasp the power of their competitor metrics:

  • You can literally add every single one of your competitors
  • View all Competitors Links
  • And add even more competitors 😀
  • Last -but not least- manage all those rivals

In the next few screenshots, I will show exactly what you can find in all of those sections.

Let’s View All Competitors Links

In this view, you can see ALL YOUR COMPETITORS’ BACKLINKS – 44k of links 😮

The section is important because if the site features similar service – there are high chances webmaster will be interested to feature you as well.

Here the cool part starts when you start to filter and play around with the links:

  • You can check which backlinks you have in common and from which domains you and your competitors have common links, or just check which links you share with your rivals.
  • You can filter the backlinks by RELs – select do-follow or no-follow backlinks.
  • And the cool part is you can do the search for general phrases, here’s an example:
    • Search for “blog” – you will be able to find all your competitor mentions in different blogs. This is a wonderful way to search for guest blogging opportunities.
    • Search for “review” – this is how you can find all the sites that have written a review for your competitors. In this way, you can find websites who could be interested in reviewing your product or service.
    • Search for “list” or “tools” – this is the best option to find the Ultimate List of XYZ tools. And if you check “not shared” link you will be able to find all the lists where our tool or service is not yet

I bet there are many more ways to use this view – so, feel free to share some cool hacks if you discover any along the way.

Next up – managing competitors.

Manage Competitors

This is the only view you will ever need to have the perfect overview of all your competitors and their metrics – everything is there.

  • You can add new competitors
  • Arrange and view by domains
  • View all their metrics:
    • Amount of backlinks
    • Moz Metrics – Domain and page authority as well as MozRank
    • Spam Score
    • Shares
    • And Alexa rank
  • The best part is – you can filter all your competitors according to all the metrics to see which competitor is doing the best with growing links or having the most traffic (Alexa rank).

Your Landing Pages

Another major section is your landing page view.

That’s where you can see all your pages and their status – if any of your landing pages has a 404 error you will see that there.

Moreover, you can see what’s the focus keyword for each landing page and how many backlinks they have.

On top of that, you will see your search snippet and if it needs any improvements.

What else is there?

Linkody offers 3 other notable features that you should know about:

  1. White Label SEO Reports for your agency’s clients or yourself
  2. Disavow rule generator
  3. And Changelog

Let’s go through them one-by-one.

SEO Reports

In the settings tab, you can customize the reports you want to receive, how often and when you want to get them as well as to which emails they should be sent.

For example, you can email one of your SEO experts as soon as the backlink is lost so the issue can be fixed ASAP.

Disavow rule generator

As we already reviewed, Linkody helps to analyze the backlinks and once you discover a bad backlink the tool also helps to get rid of it.

Note: Disavowing links within Linkody does NOT automatically disavow them with Google.

Note No.2: Be cautious when disavowing backlinks – you can easily remove a good backlink and that’s not good. There are resources on the web that talks about which backlinks to disavow, so read them.

Once you want to disavow a link – it’s straightforward.

Click on the gear icon on the right drop down menu:

You can either choose “Disavow link” or “Disavow domain“.

Use the Disavow domain option if there are many links from the same domain and the domain seems spammy and harmful. In most cases, we would advise disavowing the whole domain. When disavowed, an icon will appear to the right:

Next, click on Disavow on your main Linkody dashboard. On the next screen you can see all the disavow rules you have created:

Review your rules, then use the “EXPORT” button to download your file, and upload it to the Disavow section in Google’s Search Console:

You can add a Comment for your own reference (Google does not read your comments) about why this website or link has been disavowed:

You can also view all disavowed links and/or domains from the links view:

Done, just like that, all the bad backlinks are gone.

Changelog

Tracking everyone’s link-building campaigns is a must for every SEO expert.

That’s a fact.

Getting backlinks ain’t easy and you shouldn’t let other webmasters remove the links just like that.

Linkody’s changelog feature shows an overview of all the most recent status changes and lets you review everything that has happened with your links within a specific date range.

Now you will always know what’s up with your backlinks.

Wrapping up

I hope this Linkody review comes in handy when you are looking for a new backlink tracker to monitor and improve your link-building campaigns.

But now – the best part.

Linkody’s pricing, with all these features, is a steal. And what’s more, Linkody offers 3 months FREE if you get a yearly subscription.

So, what are you waiting for – start tracking everyone’s backlinks already today.

Tim Ferguson

Tim Ferguson is the contributors editor and staff writer at Right Mix Marketing. He oversees editorial calendar, product reviews and social media initiatives of the blog. You can get in touch with him on [email protected]