In the following we give you a quick overview of the features of our LinkResearchTools. We have lots of features which help you with using them as efficiently as possible.
Run a report
Nothing’s easier than that! As soon as you get your account, you can access our LinkResearchTools and get started right away! If you choose to run a report, there are just some simple forms to fill out.
First off, you have to chose which URL(s) or domain(s) to analyze.
Search Engine & Language
Evaluate your local or global competitors in your niche.
We’re constantly adding new search engines to improve your analysis experience and your reachability of your targeted market.
We’re currently supporting the following search engines:
If you need your country/language added, just let us know – usually done in an hour or less
With the Find Competing Pages feature you automatically get URLs for the keyword of your choice. The “Find Competing Pages”-Link (1) can be found below the URLs field. Click it and a new window will open up (2), containing a form where you can choose how many pages from which country in which language you want us to look for. You can search via google.com, .de, .at, .co.uk, .fr, .es, .se and google.nl. We provide you with up to 100 result pages for your keyword. This makes it extremely easy identifying the sites competing for a certain keyword.
Of course you can also just type in a list of URLs yourself.
There are some more steps to start your report. Assign it to a project so it’s easier for you to find it later in the Report Overview. Choose the SEO metrics you want to be analyzed. The SEO metrics are grouped into packages by topic or provider and give you all information possible about the pages and links in your report. For more details on each package, use the help link that appears when you move your mouse over a package name (1). A short description will pop up (2), telling you about the included values and what they do.
As soon as you click the “Run Report”-button, your report will start to be processed. Read further to see which data your report contains and how the LinkResearchTools help you managing and analyzing it.
Custom Backlinks Files
If you’d like to further increase the number of your found links, while running a Backlink Profiler, you can add your own backlinks. Our toolkit accepts exported files from various toolkits like the Google Webmaster Toolkit, Sistrix, SEOmoz/Linkscape or Majestic.If you’d like to merge different data sources and import them into our toolkit, simply create your custom backlinks file, which is simply a list of URLs.
The first line of the file that has to be saved as a .csv-file has to be "URL".
Here are a few examples:
- Google Webmaster Tools: google-example.csv
- SEOmoz/OpenSiteExplorer: seomoz-example.csv
- Custom backlinks file: example.csv
Link Profile by Values
First off, our report will create bar charts of the selected values. You will get a first idea about the distribution of the results, see how many pages rank well or bad for values such as the SEOmoz rank or even what types of sites are represented. Go through each tab on its own or choose the ‘Show All’ option (1) to display them all at once.
Table Control – Sorting, Filtering and more
Customize the report table settings according to your needs.
Each value of your report can be sorted ascending or descending and even sorted by several columns at once. Hold the Shift key and choose the columns to sort by. The columns that determine the sorting are indicated by the blue arrow pointing upwards or downwards, see 1. To change the sorting order or remove a column as indicator for the sort order, just click these arrows again. Furthermore, you can filter the results by each value, using the textfields above the columns shown in 2. Hovering over a link will bring up a button with a “+”‘ (3), click on it so you will receive further options, such as starting a BLP (formerly BATT), adding the URL to the hotlist or get Whois information for the domain. As you can see, we provide you with quick, efficient and detailed analysis. If you want to broaden the display of the table, use the ‘Maximize’ option at the right top of the details table.
Export your reports to an Excel file.
You can either export single result values such as country popularity (1) or just go for all and export your whole report as CSV by clicking on the “Export as CSV” link at the top right of the report page (2), right next to the report logo. The report will automatically open in an Excel table. This makes it even more convenient to analyze the results of your report. If you decide to export a report you do not necessarily have to rename the report because our software will automatically put together a file name containing all necessary data. Cars-COLT-BMW-2010-02-19.csv is an example of such a file name.
Charts and Data Grids
Get both a graphical and textual break down of specific data
There are 2 kinds of overview for each detailed break down such as Country or Domain Popularity. Both a graphical display as well as a data grid are provided. Selecting the data grid tab will give you even more options: You will get more detailed information, be able to sort the data and by clicking on the domain the details table will display more information on the corresponding data. You can also search the data within the data grid and sort with the same mechanisms as described in table control.
Check information from external tools or use our URL hotlist
If you hover over an URL in the details table, a link saying ‘more’ will pop up and offer you even further possibilites. As shown in the picture, you can use external evaluation tools and check for Whois or Sistrix Information. You will also get the chance to use another one of our LRT features – namely the URL Hotlist.
Review all your projects and reports at one glance!
The Report Overview is a summary of all the reports you have started. It tells you about the progress of each report, when you started it and which project it belongs to. You’re offered a complete break down of all the important data and also the possibility to delete or restart certain reports. Of course, you can also filter and search in the same manner as described above.
Keep all the important links at one place!
The Hotlist makes it possible to save the most promising link prospects, including the report and the project it belongs to. You can add them as described at the section “Further URL Actions”. Additionally you also have the possibility to remove URLs from the Hotlist if you do not need them anymore. This helps you to keep your Hotlist updated.