Recover surprising amounts of lost links after a website relaunch or an expired domain purchase at the push of a button. If Google follows a link to an error page, it stops counting it. You would have LOST the link then. LJR helps with that.
What you can do
- Recover lost links
- Rejuvenate expired domains in a breeze
- Avoid bad user experience for users clicking on broken links
And there's more…
- Fix redirects after a website relaunch
- Automatically generate an .htaccess file
- Find valuable broken links to your website
Recover broken links after a website re-launch or an expired domain purchase
The Link Juice Recovery Tool (LJR) is one of the off-page SEO tools included in the LinkResearchTools® toolkit.
How LJR works
The Link Juice Recovery Tool is the best tool to use after a website relaunch. It helps you create redirects for missing or erroneous pages that still have links pointing to it.
If you buy an expired domain, you may have no idea where its backlinks point. By using the Link Juice Recovery Tool, you can compile a list of pages that you have links to that are missing. You can then automatically generate the .htaccess file for implementing the needed redirects to recover links and real human traffic.
A webmaster linked to a page that you removed meanwhile. That link would be lost. Every user clicking that link is lost and sees a (hopefully nice) 404 page.
To avoid this bad user experience and to preserve this traffic, you have to find the link and make the content available on this old URL or redirect it to the new URL.
Nothing is more disturbing than when you are surfing the web click on a link, and then get a 404 error message.
Often this kind of pages also have a couple of backlinks, so it might harm the ranking of the whole domain to lose them.
The Link Juice Recovery Tool is a link reclamation tool created to find these missing pages. So no matter if you bought a new domain and wanted to re-create some Link Juice, or if you moved a domain to a new domain, this tool can help you to cope with this situation.
In the Link Juice Recovery Tool you usually get the error codes regarding the request not working, e.g. “404 Not Found” or “504 Gateway Timeout”. You can see the http-code in every LJR report for reference so that you are aware what the problem is here.
The LJR also shows you the individual backlinks which you could re-create. Just hover the mouse over the URL and then click on the “+” to get a detailed list. You can also use the download function to get a list of all links in Excel or CSV.
Based on this data, you can now decide if it makes sense to recover the links, either with providing new content on the same page or with a redirect.
.htaccess is a configuration file for use on web servers running the Apache Web Server software. You can implement http redirects with it. The Link Juice Recovery Tool includes the option to create a basic .htaccess file with 301 redirects that you can edit then. What is a 301 redirect? 301 means “moved permanently” and tells Google that the real target of the page is elsewhere (the redirect target).
While the file gets generated automatically for a redirection to the homepage, please make sure that you redirect to a deep page, because redirects to the homepage count as a soft-404 and do not pass Link Juice. Make sure that you find a relevant deep page with the same or a similar topic for the redirect.
The results of the LJR reports will help you to refresh the domain by implementing proper redirects and improve traffic and search engine rankings.
Our clients speak for LinkResearchTools
Eugen Platon | Head of Search at OLA Mobile
“I’ve used LinkResearchTools almost 1 year. During this time with the help of DTOX – Link Detox Tool and BOOST – Link Detox Boost we have removed at OLAMobile, a Google manual penalty in just 14 days. Amazing! LRT It’s a set of tools, that any professional SEO need to possess in his day-to-day toolbox set “
Marc Kenigsberg, Tradeopus
“We started using LRT for the Detox function after a negative SEO attack on our site. Not only was LRT instrumental in helping us clean up the links and recover the site but it has become critical to the way we do all of our marketing efforts. Most of our processes today are built around LRT and its tools and everything that we have learned from the LRT team. A must have tool for anyone serious about traffic”
The Disavow File Audit mode of Link Detox allows you to get the link juice from links that don’t need to be disavowed anymore. One of the dangers of undisavowing links is that the page it was linking to might not exist anymore. If you are undisavowing a lot of links, you can check the links targets quickly with the LJR tool.
In this article about improving your backlinks, you can see the LJR tool being used for finding links that go to non-existent pages and recovering the juice..
A famous case study by Christoph C. Cemper where he shows how to find 101 great links for Interflora after their Google Penalty recovery. This includes recovering 60 links, initially lost due to poor SEO and a CMS relaunch.
Dead and missing pages on your domain can harm your ranking
Make sure that you find and redirect the lost links with the Link Juice Recovery Tool (LJR).