As an SEO specialist, you know how important SEO is in your professional life, especially if the chosen tool can save you a ton of time.
And Linkody is one of those tools.
Imagine a situation where you are creating link building campaigns for your clients or for yourself. How do you track and analyze them? You probably use tools.
Well, Linkody is exactly that sort of a tool – and it’s fantastic!
It’s a tool for monitoring and analyzing a website’s backlink profile, whether you utilize Linkody’s features to track your own backlink campaigns or to check who is linking to your competitor’s website.
Linkody is fully automated and it draws the newest backlink data all the time along with the most important SEO metrics.
Keep reading to find out about Linkody’s features.
Linkody Review – Beginning Process
Linkody’s user interface is really well designed and easy to understand for any first time user.
Registration process takes only around 3 minutes and you will be surprised to find all the features that Linkody has to offer.
As mentioned before, the UI is pretty straightforward and after the registration is complete, you can start adding your domains.
Linkody guides you with four easy steps to add your domain:
- Connect with your Google Analytics account
- Add your domain (manually or using Google Analytics)
- Add your competitor’s URL
- Connect with your Ahrefs account (optional)
After you add domains of your choice to Linkody, it takes about five to twenty seconds to refresh. Linkody tool will automatically analyze domains and domain backlinks with all the necessary SEO metrics.
The dashboard additionally shows features like gained and lost backlinks within a specified time interval, latest competitor links, and latest discovered links.
The dashboard will show you different SEO metrics:
- Moz rank
- Domain authority
- Spam score
- Total backlink count (no-follow & do-follow)
- Social shares
- Trust flow
- Citation flow
- Alexa rank
Additionally, 5 of these measurements can be utilized to track progress. Individually, you can see the historical data which looks something like this.
No worries if your current competitor doesn’t have enough backlinks. Just use “Add a Competitor” tab, link to other competitors straight from the dashboard, and see how all their backlinks magically appear in front of you. (Don’t forget to refresh the page.)
At the lowest point of your dashboard, you will see extra windows with information on the latest changes of your backlinks and link status summary pie chart.
Links & Metrics
Among the Dashboard and Competitors tabs you can see Links – this is the most exciting part. The “links” tab shows all of your backlinks with metrics that you can select.
Additionally, you can customize the columns and have the table show you exactly the metrics you need.
And this is what the above metrics show you:
- Date 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, and clickable text of the link
- Rel – NF (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).
You can also press on the magnifier in the “Status” column to expand more information about the link. For example, page title, social shares, IP address, etc.
View All Competitors Links
Click on Competitors tab to see it in detail and see what options Linkody provides. This segment will show you competitor’s top-pages, specific competitor backlink profile, and all the backlinks together in one neat .csv file if you choose to export it.
You can sign up for a free 30-day trial subscription. Doing so allows you to add one competitor to monitor and well… compete with him.
The “View Top Pages” option is only available in the competitor’s section after you click on a competitor.
The motive behind using this feature varies from person to person but its primary purpose is to find which article performed the best and attained the most links.
And then…you have to come up with a new title for the same topic and produce a content that is 3x better than your competitor’s. Success!
All Competitor’s Links
This feature is where Linkody shines the most and it’s no wonder because it’s a backlink monitoring tool.
It’s crucial because you need to add competitors who work in a similar niche or products/services as you do. It’s important because you need to increase the chances of other blogs featuring you as well.
You can see all of your competitor’s backlinks along with vital information that a SEO guru needs to know. Although in the image above you can see 289 links, it can go as high up as 60,000+ links.
Also, you can customize columns just like we did in the Links section.
You can even use the search option to look for specific website types, for example:
- Search for “Blog” – to be able to find all your competitor mentions in different blogs. This hack is great for people who are looking for guest post opportunities
- Search for “Review” – to see a list of backlinks who’ve reviewed your competitor
- Search for “Forum” – to see on which forums your competitors are active. This can potentially bring you a lot of referral traffic
Of course, I don’t have to tell you what to do. Your imagination is your limit – try various combinations and perhaps even share some cool tricks in the comments below.
If you cannot find necessary SEO metrics in the Links or Competitors tab, Analytics will definitely have more options to choose from.
You can filter the data on the graphs, check backlink status, analyze data, etc.
In the analytics section, you can see graphs like:
- Moz metrics distributions
- Spam score distribution
- Your top TLDs
- IP geolocation
- Most linked landing pages
- Dofollow/Nofollow distribution
- Class C IP Distribution
- Domains with most links to your content
Check If Your Link Is Indexed
This is probably the coolest thing after the latest Linkody update!
You can check Google Index Status, meaning, you will see if the backlink is indexed by Google or if you still have to wait.
Green – URL is indexed by Google
Yellow – Referring domain is indexed
It takes at least 24 hours to update the status after the post is published.
Also, Linkody’s pricing is pretty wallet-friendly, so it is easily affordable even for a small start-up. And the features they’re providing are definitely worth the money.
Take the free trial and test it out for yourself and spy on your competitors. Have fun with it!
Also, let us know in the comments as to why you choose other tools over Linkody and how are you tracking links currently?