This quick guide will explain how to get started with Linkody in under 5 minutes.
Linkody is an easy-to-use and affordable backlink tracker, in real-time. It is most suitable for SEO Experts, Business Owners, Webmasters or Digital Agencies who need 24/7 monitoring of valuable backlinks & their status.
Adding domains and backlink discover
1) Right after signing up for Linkody and adding your first domain (in our case sumome.com), this is how the page will look like while Linkody automatically searches for backlinks:
2) Hitting “F5” after a few moments will already display hundreds of discovered links:
N.B. Linkody will only display 1 link per 1 referring (unique) domain. That’s because unique domains pointing to your website and not the total # of links coming from these domains, is the important metric for linkbuilding (quality over quantity).
3) Scrolling to the bottom, you can increase the number of links to be displayed (max is 100):
While on the free trial 30-day, you are able to see up to 500 links. Starting from 501, you won’t be able click on the URL From link, unless you upgrade your account:
All discovered links have the following attributes, so you can better assess link quality:
- Added – the day this domain has been discovered by or added to Linkody
- Status – the status of the link when it was last checked
- URL From – url of the page linking to your domain
- Landing Page – the landing page on your site the link is pointing to
- Anchor – the visible, clickable text in a hyperlink
- Rel – NF (nofollow) or F (follow), whereas NF means that the hyperlink should not influence the ranking of the link’s target in the search engine’s index (Read more.)
- Moz – includes Mozrank, Page Authority and Domain Authority which represent a link popularity score and reflect the importance of any given web page on the Internet
- Spam Score – a metric from Moz that indicates how likely a website is to be penalized by the search engines (Read more.)
- Shares – total # of social shares (hover over to see distribution by social network)
- IP – the hosting server’s country
- TLD – the Top Level Domain’s corresponding country (.com .fr etc.)
- EFL – External Follow Links are hyperlinks that point at any domain other than the domain the link exists on. If another website links to you, this is considered an external link to your site. If you link out to another website, this is also considered an external link.
Now that you have all available links, you can sort them out by several different criteria:
You can also choose to display different links based on their status:
The “Expanded” view will show a more detailed overview of each backlink found:
Out of links in your quota or need to delete some?
No problem, just select them all (by clicking the check box at the top) or one by one and hit “Delete”:
Manually adding (multiple) links
As already mentioned, Linkody will only display 1 link per 1 referring (unique) domain, so what if you want to have multiple links from the same domain monitored?
All you need to do is add a link manually. You can do this by:
- Adding “Single link”
- Adding “Multiple links”
- “CSV Import” of links
1. For adding Single link, which is also the default option, click on “ADD LINKS”:
Then copy & paste the exact url in the “URL from” section, select whether the link already exists or you are expecting a link from this domain, optionally change the day it was added to Linkody and hit “Add link“:
Here’s how it will look like right after adding it:
And here’s how it will look like after refreshing (F5) the page:
Linkody will check the backlink status and other metrics instantly and if the link already exists, “Status” will be displayed as “OK“.
From the gear icon, located at the end of every row, you can edit the link if you need to:
For example, the link has changed and you want to manually edit/add text to the url.
You can also directly access the Edit link buttom by clicking on the lens infront of each link:
which will bring up an overlay window with all the available data Linkody provides:
2. Multiple links:
Note: you can only select either “These links already exist” or “I am expecting a link from these pages” which will then be applied to all added links.
3. Finally, CSV Import looks like this:
Here are the requirements:
- The file CSV file size must not exceed 1MB
- The SOURCE URL is mandatory, all other fields are optional
Here’s how your excel book should look like before you export it to a CSV file:
Simply add as many links as you’d like (SOURCE URL being the only mandatory field) and hit “File” -> “Save as” and then CSV (Comma delimited):
Now, just select the file, click on “Import” and let the magic happen – Linkody will start monitoring the imported backlinks and their status too!
Adding tags and notes
Tags allow you to mark different links with a tag relevant to that particular link (or a number of links), so you can keep a better overview of a particular set of links.
Add a tag directly from the “Quick” view mode:
Name your tag and save it:
See all your tags by clicking on “Tags” in your main dashboard:
Tagged links will display like this in “Expanded” view:
Notes gives you the convenience of writing down different ideas or suggestions for each link. It’s located right next to the tag:
You can also use the Quick Search button to find both your Tags and/or Notes:
Linkody offers a wide variety of handy features and functionality which help ease the whole SEO and linkbuilding process and thus save you valuable time.