Email Reports: Get Notified About Changes in Backlink Status

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In under 5 minutes, you’ll learn how Linkody notifies you when you gain or lose backlinks, there’s a problem with one of your backlinks, or a competitor has gained new links.

Types of reports & frequency

You will receive an email report from Linkody notifying you about all the recent changes in the status of own (or competitor) links. There are 3 types of reports you will be seeing:

  • New links report
  • Backlinks status report
  • Competitors new links report

By clicking on Settings in your Linkody account, you will see the  default email report preferences:

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Here, you can change the frequency of all email reports to be either weekly, daily or you can simply disable them.

Note: Daily email reports are sent around 01:00 AM UTC or every Monday, when set to a weekly frequency.

When sending backlinks status reports, Linkody can send one of 3 different types (under Level):

  • Report errors only
  • Report warnings & errors 
  • Report even if all links are OK

If the link exists and satisfies your expected landing page, rel, and anchor (if you defined them), the status of this link will be marked as OK in the email report.

Errors & warnings

Here are the possible errors which Linkody will detect and their respective meaning:

  • LNF or Link not found – This link does not exist.
  • HTTP error – The webpage is returning an HTTP error, such as a 404 or 500 (Read more about the different errors). The exact error code will be indicated.
  • WLP (Wrong Landing Page) – The link is pointing to a different landing page than the expected one.
  • WR (Wrong Rel) – The link is nofollow although a follow link is expected.
  • WA (Wrong Anchor) – The link anchor text is different from the expected one.
  • IC (Invalid Content) – The source page is not a valid HTML document (Linkody can only analyze HTML documents for now).
  • SU (Site Unreachable) – The site is down or having some issue.
  • LPE (Landing Page Error) – The landing page on your site does not exist (404).

Note: Linkody does not currently analyze JavaScript.

Here’s the warning that you might be receiving:

  • Crawl error – the source page was unavailable when Linkody tried to access it. Linkody will check again in 24 hours.

New links report

It notifies you when new backlinks pointing to one or more of your domains are discovered , showing the exact URL from and Rel-attribute (which can be follow or no follow whereas no follow means that the hyperlink should not influence the ranking of the link’s target in the search engine’s index. Read more):

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Note: Make sure to add report-noreply@linkody.com to you “Contacts” to avoid missing a valuable report. 

If you need to change the frequency of email reports, you can do so by clicking on “manage email settings” directly from the email itself.

Backlinks status report 

Notifies you about any changes in the status of all currently monitored backlinks:

2016-02-19_1555 You will see a limited number of the changes in your email report, but you can always view them all by clicking on “view the changelog“.

You will also see the backlinks’ old status & new status, while links with:

  • OK status will be shown green;
  • Link not found or HTTP status with an error (429 in this case) will appear red;
  • A crawl error (where the source page is currently unavailable) will turn yellow.

In the same email report from above, you will be given a Link status summary and also the possibility to login directly to your Linkody account:

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Competitors new links report

Notifies about every new competitor’s link found (and it’s follow and no follow attributes):

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Once Linkody finds your competitor’s backlinks, it will NOT monitor their status – whether it’s OK/lost/has an error – you will see that the Status bar is missing:

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Instead, Linkody will only notify you about new backlinks found.

Re-checking link status on the spot

Another useful feature of Linkody is checking the backlink status on the spot – just hover over the gear icon and select “Re-check status“:

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This will instantly monitor whether the status has changed and change it’s status accordingly.

Force backlink status “OK”

Now, let’s say that one of the websites  with Link not found (or any error for that matter)  indeed has a link pointing to your domain – in that case, you can”force it” OK again.

All you need to do is open the link in Linkody and hit “Set to OK“. Linkody will stop checking the page and always report “OK.” You can reverse this action and have Linkody check the link anytime:

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Note: The reason for displaying the misleading LNF message might be that the page is using a Javascript to generate its content or the site uses a spider detection mechanism.

 

If you have any questions, you can also drop us a line at support@linkody.com or just use the Chat widget inside your Linkody dashboard.

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3 thoughts on “Email Reports: Get Notified About Changes in Backlink Status

  1. Hi and thanks for putting so much efforts to bring a back link analysis tool that is affordable and clear to understand: daily alert new feature. However as I already tweeted to you today, we need to connect more than one Google Analytics accounts as often credentials are specific to every website. Why not keep the connection in your database and look automatically to the one used in new session ?

    1. Hi Mohammed,
      thanks for your suggestion, it makes sense. Until we add that in a next version, what you can do is consolidate all your Google Analytics accounts into one unique account you use specifically for Linkody. From the Google Analytics User Management tab, give permission to read data from all your accounts to this one.

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