Sometimes all you need is a nice list of your backlinks and not all of the bells and whistles that come along with most tools. Monitor Backlinks is a new tool that seems to fit this category, and although they do have some more advanced ways to look at and analyze your links, they make it easy to keep things simple. Whether you’re the average small business blogger or a larger company working with a lot of hands, the tool is a breath of fresh air for your link building campaign efforts.
How Monitor Backlinks Works
Monitor backlinks is incredibly easy to setup and does offer a free 30-day trial. You can follow the three steps below to get started:
Step #1: Visit this link to sign up. You will then be given access to a personal dashboard and personal account.
Step #2: Add links or domains. You will be taken to a screen that allows you choose whether or not you want to connect your Google Analytics or manually add a domain or link. These are the two options that are featured on the page, but you will also have options that are listed much smaller at the bottom of this page. These options include importing links from a CSV file or a bookmarklet.
Optional Step #3: If you choose to sync your dashboard with Google Analytics (recommended), you will be prompted to add in your competition. This can be a great way to find more link building opportunities.
It’s worth noting that when you do upload or enter all of your links and/or domains into the tool it could take up to 24 hours before you see results. Once those 24 hours are up and your results are generated, you will get a dashboard that looks like this:
As you can see, there are lots of different ways that you can filter your results so you only have to see what you want to see at a given time. You can export the links if you’d like, and easily add another link and/or domain by clicking the big red “+Add” button on the left hand side of the screen.
Why Monitor Backlinks Works for the Average Blogger
The biggest problem sometimes when it comes to tools for link building is this idea that you have to have a huge business. Tools are often designed to help the corporations that have so many webpages and keywords that it’s hard to keep track. The average blogger, unfortunately, is oftentimes out of sight out of mind, and for those creating link monitoring tools, not a priority.
In addition to all of the features and benefits discussed above, there are a few things you can notice that really seem to make this a tool for the average individual or small team of writers:
- You want to know when people are linking to you because it usually means they are talking about it. That might be good enough right there!
- If you do a lot of guest blogging, it’s a great way to keep an eye on those links you worked so hard to obtain. Make sure you actually got the links and make sure they remain intact. It’s as simple as that.
- If you need more opportunities in your niche, you might want to check out your competition and see what types of sites are mentioning them. Reach out to those sites to further build your link portfolio.
- You can opt for emails to be sent right to your email address so you do not always have to go check up on your dashboard. Unless specified otherwise in your settings, this will be an automatic feature.
So what about the more advanced options? There is a credit system you can get involved in that works with the Advanced Backlink Checker tool. You can buy credits for a certain amount of money and then see metrics that are a little bit more involved. This page can teach you more about the Advanced Backlink Checker.
How to Get a Free Trial of the Monitor Backlinks Tool
You can sign up for a free 30 day trial of the tool here. Once you get to the website, you will be able to see more about pricing options, which vary from $19 to $99 per month.
Once you sign up for your free trial, let us know what you think of the tool and what type of experience you had in the comments below.
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