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How to use Backlinks Manager?

Backlinks Manager, which is part of our Site Management tool suite, will allow you to monitor your most important backlinks. You can add backlinks manually, or by importing a CSV file. If you don't know what backlinks you should add, you can use the Fetch top links function.

The system will then build a detailed report about each of the inbound links. With this tool, you will be able to see which page in your backlinks point to, whether they are active, indexed in Google, dofollow or nofollow and more.

Backlinks Manager will also show Moz and Majestic metrics, as well as the number of backlinks, number of social signals, host location and other relevant data to help you understand your backlinks and craft a successful strategy to grow your traffic.

Go to Backlinks Manager, which is located under the Site Management section, in the TOOLS menu.

You will see a list of sites that you have added in Site Manager. You can read more about how to add a site to Site Manager here.

Select the site that you want and you will be taken to an overview report of the backlinks that you have added for that site. You can learn how to add backlinks here.

At the top of the report, you will see quick summary charts showing you the total number of backlinks you have added, how many are active, how many are indexed in Google and how many are dofollow or nofollow.

Below the charts, you will find a user-friendly table where you will be able to see the following information relating to each backlink:

Date it was added
Source URL
Anchor text
Destination URL
MozRank, Domain Authority and Page Authority
Spam Score
Majestic Citation Flow and Trust Flow
Number of backlinks
Number of social signals
Whether it's dofollow or nofollow
Whether the page is indexed in Google or not
Status (active, not found or site problem)
Host location (country)

Note that you can customize the table to see only the information that you want by using the Table Column Configuration option. To do so, simply click on the cog icon at the top right hand side of the table and untick the columns you want to hide.

You can also choose to show links with a specific tag only.

The list of backlinks can be downloaded as a PDF or CSV file.

Below the table, you will find a few other useful information such as charts and breakdowns: Anchor Text Breakdown, Moz Page Authority Breakdown, Moz Domain Authority Breakdown and Referring Domains Per Class IP.

In addition to having all important information about your backlinks readily available, you can also set it up so that you will receive notifications either via email or within the system itself for the following event:

When an active link is not found anymore
When an indexed link is not indexed anymore
When a dofollow link becomes nofollow

You can create these alerts in the Notifications & Alerts section, which you can learn more about here.

Updated on: 28/01/2021

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