Are you building links too fast or too slow?

Spot trends in the speed of link building and identify spikes that could harm you.


  • Understand the link growth in your niche
  • Learn how to blend in with your competitors
  • Plan link building strategies better
  • Understand your competitive rules
Competitive Link Velocity - Are you building links too fast or too slow?


  • Analyze the last month or the last two years
  • Spot link trends quick in a heatmap
  • Spot possibly dangerous link spikes
  • Identify and confirm a negative SEO attack

Spot trends in the speed of link building and identify spikes that could harm you.

Competitive Link Velocity (CLV) enables you to view the link growth of your website compared with the link growth of your competitors.

Link velocity is different for every niche, and it is important to understand what is acceptable in the eyes of Google.

CLV allows you to compare your domain with up to 10 competitors. You can use the Find Competing Pages feature or paste the URLs from a list. Then decide if you want to see the link velocity trends over at the last 30 days or the last 24 months.

heatmap in CLV

The factor of link building and link growth speed is simply ignored in many SEO campaigns and link projects, which can lead to nasty surprises. The Competitive Link Velocity Tool (CLV) generates a unique heat map over a period of two years.

You’ll get a new point of view on your link process. The heat map at the Competitive Link Velocity (CLV) tool provides you with changes in Link Popularity, Domain Popularity as well as detailed changes in texts, images, No Follow- and redirect links at a glance.

This heat map allows you a quick comparison of historical changes in link profiles. This means you can evaluate how many links of any kind have been placed or deleted.

Spikes do happen naturally in certain cases, for example when you have special offers, competitions or big events in the media.

Unnatural spikes can be caused by using a poor backlink building service or by negative SEO attacks. As with most tools, this report can be set to re-run automatically either weekly or monthly.

If you are in a niche that has large traffic fluctuations or is very aggressive, CLV is an SEO tool that could save you a lot of grief. Having weekly CLV reports e-mailed to you may be a very good idea.

If you recognize drastic changes in the number of image links, that may point to a successful banner campaign. A sudden boost of No Follow links could point to a lot of interest in forums or blogs, or even a spammy link campaign. Many Redirects could indicate advanced SEO tactics, or again a lot of activity in the social sector through URL shorteners.

Easy retrieval of historical data

If you place your cursor in any part of the heatmap, a popup will give you detailed information about that period, for that domain.

Details of Heatmap in CLV

In the example above we can see that in May 2015 had a total of 45,414 linked pages. On these pages, 45,408 text links, 20 image links, and 44,534 No Follow links were created. In this month, 6,714 links were deleted, and zero redirects created. The sitewide ratio is the number of backlinks to the domain (BLdom) vs. the number of linking domains.


Unique SEO Technique

This Link Building Method is not available in any other SEO tool.

25+ Link Data Sources

Link Data from 25+ Data Sources combined.

Full and Rich Exports

You get full XLS exports and rich PDF exports, while competitors cripple their data exports at sometimes 10k rows already.

Link Brain

We can assist you with decades of experience in SEO and links. This is not a matter of course with every SEO software provider.

Dynamic Filters

Filter your results by up to 150+ SEO metrics.

No Trash Data

The links that we DO NOT deliver to you matter! We take pride in filtering out as much nonsense data from other sources as possible.

How Competitive Link Velocity works

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