Common backlinks of your competitors can help you big time!
And there’s more…
- Find common backlinks from up to 50 domains
- Spot link opportunities you won’t spot elsewhere
- Use proven link prospecting methods
- Filter analysis results by the most important SEO metrics
Pick the best backlinks that your competitors have for yourself
Keep in mind, the Common Backlinks Tool (CBLT) is only one of 26 tools included in the LinkResearchTools® SEO toolkit.
How CBLT works
What can you achieve with the Common Backlinks Tool?
The Common Backlinks Tool (CBLT) helps you find link prospects by looking at where your competitors are getting their links from in common.
By using the common backlink link building strategy, you can improve your organic search rankings significantly. CBLT helps you understand what your competitors have in common.
If we look at this highly simplified diagram we can see that A to H are link sources and 1, 2 and 3 are three competitors:
In the diagram both A and F have links to all three competitors, the other link sources don’t. This means that A and F are the common backlinks for these three competitors.
Those common backlinks could help your rankings big time if you acquire a link there, too.
You can quickly find your competitors by using the ‘Find Competing Pages’ feature and searching for your chosen keyword. You can then choose the language, search engine country and decide if you want to look for pages or domains. You can enter up to 50 URLs and of course, you can also do this manually either one by one or pasting them from a list.
CBLT finds the common backlinks of up to 50 domains or pages. The CBLT results let you filter by the most important SEO metrics. This way you can see at a glance from which link prospects your competitors benefit most and which domains should be your link acquisition targets.
Using the commonality column you can quickly spot the most popular common links, these are the places where you should try and get a link too. In some cases getting a link might be difficult or even impossible. It is, however, well worth making a few phone calls or whatever it takes to get these highly relevant and powerful links.
The histogram shows the common backlinks of your competitors and groups them according to the strength of the commonality and the chosen metrics. This makes it easy to decide how to prioritize further analysis. In the above example, you may decide to begin looking at the common links that have a Power*Trust = 8-12.
Quickly spot commonality with the results matrix
The common links can be seen as a number in the Co# column and are also represented by the points in the matrix. Clicking on the points in the matrix will launch a QBL, showing the backlinks to the entered domain. You should try to get similar backlinks to these.
If you wish to see more metrics for a detailed competitor backlink analysis, you can run the CBLT in Detail mode and select which metrics are important to you.
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