Backlinks monitor
Structure of crawlers monitor window in Linkbox

Backlinks monitor and management tool

Each Link builder has thought about finding a tool to monitor backlinks. And it can be challenging to find an effective program or online backlink management tool. We had not been able to find a solution for our tasks, so we created a LinkBox backlink monitor. With our tool, the process of external link management will become much easier.

How can you watch backlinks in the LinkBox?

We have implemented two modules for backlink management, namely: backlink campaigns module and crawler module. The backlink check page describes in detail how to track links using a campaign module. So let us move to the second method.

To go to the crawler module, click on the corresponding icon in the top right corner:

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Data sources for tracking:
Our system provides only 3 data sources for monitoring:

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1) Google Search Console. Monitoring backlinks that got into the console is extremely important since it displays links that are accounted for your website ranking. You should occasionally import data into this folder. To do this, just get the GSC upload:

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Import it into LinkBox:

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2) Ahrefs. This section was created to import data from a popular backlink analysis tool. It is helpful to monitor backlinks using this source so that you could know what your competitors know about your links, as most specialists use it for backlink analysis. To import data from Ahrefs, go to the backlinks tab, choose all of them, and click export in the utf-16 format:

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Upload it to the Ahrefs folder
3) Temporary. This section serves as a custom folder for any services other than Ahrefs and Google console. You can download data from services such as Semrush, Majestic, Serpstat, etc. here.


How to import data from Ahrefs into Linkbox

How to import data from Search console into Linkbox

Filtering data in the crawler module:

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Filtering is available by the following indicators:

  1. Search by backlink URL)
  2. Search for crossing with the backlink campaign. All the main folders are present as values, as well as the value: no matches in campaigns.
  3. Filter by crawler's folder
  4. Filter by link state: "New" – links that appeared in the last upload but were not present in the previous one, "Live" – all links from the last upload, "Historical" – links that were not present in the last upload but were present in the previous ones.
  5. Date from/to. Filters backlinks detected at a certain time interval.

Structure of the crawler window:

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  1. A chart with the dynamics of backlink detection by crawlers.
  2. A report on the number of live and historical links.
  3. The number of backlinks in the crawlers table.
  4. URL of detected links.
  5. The backlink campaigns that were found to have been crossed.
  6. The crawlers in which the backlink was detected.
  7. The date the link was first detected.
  8. Actions that can be taken with links in the table: export and delete.

What other modules use data from the backlinks monitoring tool?

Data obtained after importing links from crawlers are also used in the main module of link campaigns and the anchor list module. Based on this data, filtering by crossing with crawlers is available in the presented modules.

Who will find LinkBox backlinks monitor particularly useful?

We believe that the tool will be useful for all link builders, nevertheless, we would like to distinguish some categories of users that will not do without it.

  1. Specialists for promotion in highly competitive niches. It is no secret that in the case of competitive niches, you need to keep a close eye on all new backlinks that appear on your website. That is because sooner or later unscrupulous competitors will try to prevent you from taking their place at the top. So you have to be ready to protect yourself from it.
  2. PBN specialists. It will be very useful to track which part of your net is known to Ahrefs and, therefore, your competitors.
  3. Outreach specialists. Each external link is quite expensive, so you cannot help but see if such links get to the console and Linkbox backlinks management tool will help you with it.

Some ideas for using crawler data:

  • Receiving and analyzing natural links that you did not know about. For this purpose, you can just use the filter called "no crossings with campaigns after importing all sources". And you will get a rather large list of backlinks for analysis. In fact, some of them might not be even indexed by the search engine. You can greatly improve the backlink profile of the website in the eyes of Google by using addurl.
  • Low-quality backlinks monitoring. You will be informed about any spam links and will be able to add them to the disavow file.
  • Analysis of links that are most likely to affect positions on anchors of these backlinks. It is used in combination with an anchor list with activated filtering by crossing with the Search Console.

No professional would trust chance when it comes to backlink promotion success. LinkBox will help you gain full control over your backlinks and get an advantage over your competitors.