Clean up your Links | Link Patrol

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A WordPress plugin to clean up your outbound link profile, anyone? Check out the LinkPatrol tool LinkPatrol

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According

to Ahrefs, at least 66.5% of links to sites over the past 9 years are dead. The real question is: what happens to your outbound links over time? 😅 The reality is that many of these links are also stale, i.e. they are no longer all valid. Sometimes these links are broken or they are simply directed to spam sites. You are aware that such links in your link profile can harm your site, because Google in its policy to make the Internet safe, does not hesitate to penalize sites linked to questionable sites. It is therefore imperative to take stock of the sites to which you have created links in order to update your profile. For this, I will introduce you through this description, LinkPatrol, a tool that will help you keep your link profile healthy, away from spam.

What is LinkPatrol?

The Search Engine Journal team offers a WordPress plugin called LinkPatrol to help you manage your outbound links. With comprehensive reports that this tool provides, you can find links and anchor texts that could be harming your website. By removing the link or adding a nofollow tag, you can ensure that your outbound link profile remains healthy. You have the option to process the links by authors, domains and keywords, which makes the procedure quite simple. Thus, you will no longer have to manually manage outbound links, because you can process links in one go and with a few clicks. In other words, links in a set (authors, domains, or keywords) can be processed with just one click. It should be noted that LinkPatrol can work with your existing SEO plugin to maintain the health of your site’s outbound link profile and improve user experience.

Why do you need LinkPatrol?

Google has a strong stance on link exchanges and has strict standards for website owners. If you have comment spam on your site, the original spammer will be penalized, but you will also be targeted. This is a first concern. The second situation that can be problematic concerns stale outbound links. Irrelevant, damaged, or dead links are all examples of stale links. If your website is more than five years old, chances are that many of your links to other sites are no longer relevant. Obviously, you don’t want to have old links on your website. But over time, the number of these types of links to your site increases. On the other hand, if you have many contributors who help you write your content, the number of outgoing connections skyrockets. It’s harder to track every outgoing link after a while. That said, you will need some type of automation, and you will most likely need software. Or, if you’re technically precise, a WordPress plugin is required.

Introducing LinkPatrol

LinkPatrol is a security tool that constantly monitors new and old content on your site. It displays all outbound links in a neatly organized dashboard on your site. Under the LinkPatrol dashboard you will find: All domains your site links to; Individual links grouped under their respective domain name; The anchor text used for each link; Keywords and domains that are grouped by author. With this data, you can add or remove the “rel=nofollow” tag to all links in a given domain with the click of a button. You have the option to remove (strip) all links or only certain links from a specific domain. For people who run multi-author blogs still have an added advantage. Indeed, it is also possible to determine which author is intentionally promoting a site. Just track every outbound link and every domain linked to it.

Installing and Configuring LinkPatrol

The installation process for LinkPatrol is the same as any other WordPress plugin. However, since it is not in the WordPress store, you need to download it from your LinkPatrol account and load the plugin through the plugin manager. This can be found under WP Dashboard > Plugins > Add New > Upload After downloading it, you will need to activate it. To do this, go to WP Dashboard > LinkPatrol > License. Enter your license and click Activate.

Build outbound link index with first scan

This step is to start using the LinkPatrol tool. It will now analyze all posts, pages and other custom post types on your WordPress site to generate the first version of the outbound link database. Depending on the architecture and type of your site, the number of posts, pages and contributors currently active, the scanning time of your site may vary. The analysis, when complete, will give you a fantastic overview of all outbound links on the site, categorized by domain and author. This data can be used to draw useful conclusions about your website. Now let’s take a look at this information.

Reporting Dashboard

As mentioned earlier, LinkPatrol’s dashboard provides an overview of your site’s outbound link statistics.  You get a bar chart and a pie chart that represents:
  • The most linked domains;
  • The authors with the most links per article;
  • Internal links vs. external — a very important measure;
  • External links per article — another important metric;
  • Other than that, link stats provide a small, but useful cumulative metric.

Domain

Report LinkPatrol’s Domain Report gives you a clear and comprehensive view of all the domains your website is linked to, with each link sorted by category. If you want to remove all links from this domain, simply check the appropriate box and click Update.

Author Report

The “Blog Report” panel is very important for blogs with multiple authors. It shows a breakdown of all authors who have published at least one article on your site and the number of outbound links provided by each of them. By clicking on an author, you can see the areas he/she has the most links to. Additionally, you can download this data to a CSV file.

Keyword Research

With LinkPatrol’s Keyword Research tool, you can see all links that use the keyword of your choice in their anchor text. This gives you a complete overview that allows you to make more informed decisions about which links to add or remove from your website.

LinkPatrol Pricing

LinkPatrol offers three plans that are accessible by one-time payment:
  • A blogging plan that supports one site with one year of support and costs $50;
  • A $100 plan for consultants that supports five sites;
  • A $200 plan for agencies that supports 20 sites.
In sum, LinkPatrol is not only useful, but necessary for website managers who are dedicated to search engine optimization.  

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According

to Ahrefs, at least 66.5% of links to sites over the past 9 years are dead. The real question is: what happens to your outbound links over time? 😅 The reality is that many of these links are also stale, i.e. they are no longer all valid. Sometimes these links are broken or they are simply directed to spam sites. You are aware that such links in your link profile can harm your site, because Google in its policy to make the Internet safe, does not hesitate to penalize sites linked to questionable sites. It is therefore imperative to take stock of the sites to which you have created links in order to update your profile. For this, I will introduce you through this description, LinkPatrol, a tool that will help you keep your link profile healthy, away from spam.

What is LinkPatrol?

The Search Engine Journal team offers a WordPress plugin called LinkPatrol to help you manage your outbound links. With comprehensive reports that this tool provides, you can find links and anchor texts that could be harming your website. By removing the link or adding a nofollow tag, you can ensure that your outbound link profile remains healthy. You have the option to process the links by authors, domains and keywords, which makes the procedure quite simple. Thus, you will no longer have to manually manage outbound links, because you can process links in one go and with a few clicks. In other words, links in a set (authors, domains, or keywords) can be processed with just one click. It should be noted that LinkPatrol can work with your existing SEO plugin to maintain the health of your site’s outbound link profile and improve user experience.

Why do you need LinkPatrol?

Google has a strong stance on link exchanges and has strict standards for website owners. If you have comment spam on your site, the original spammer will be penalized, but you will also be targeted. This is a first concern. The second situation that can be problematic concerns stale outbound links. Irrelevant, damaged, or dead links are all examples of stale links. If your website is more than five years old, chances are that many of your links to other sites are no longer relevant. Obviously, you don’t want to have old links on your website. But over time, the number of these types of links to your site increases. On the other hand, if you have many contributors who help you write your content, the number of outgoing connections skyrockets. It’s harder to track every outgoing link after a while. That said, you will need some type of automation, and you will most likely need software. Or, if you’re technically precise, a WordPress plugin is required.

Introducing LinkPatrol

LinkPatrol is a security tool that constantly monitors new and old content on your site. It displays all outbound links in a neatly organized dashboard on your site. Under the LinkPatrol dashboard you will find: All domains your site links to; Individual links grouped under their respective domain name; The anchor text used for each link; Keywords and domains that are grouped by author. With this data, you can add or remove the “rel=nofollow” tag to all links in a given domain with the click of a button. You have the option to remove (strip) all links or only certain links from a specific domain. For people who run multi-author blogs still have an added advantage. Indeed, it is also possible to determine which author is intentionally promoting a site. Just track every outbound link and every domain linked to it.

Installing and Configuring LinkPatrol

The installation process for LinkPatrol is the same as any other WordPress plugin. However, since it is not in the WordPress store, you need to download it from your LinkPatrol account and load the plugin through the plugin manager. This can be found under WP Dashboard > Plugins > Add New > Upload After downloading it, you will need to activate it. To do this, go to WP Dashboard > LinkPatrol > License. Enter your license and click Activate.

Build outbound link index with first scan

This step is to start using the LinkPatrol tool. It will now analyze all posts, pages and other custom post types on your WordPress site to generate the first version of the outbound link database. Depending on the architecture and type of your site, the number of posts, pages and contributors currently active, the scanning time of your site may vary. The analysis, when complete, will give you a fantastic overview of all outbound links on the site, categorized by domain and author. This data can be used to draw useful conclusions about your website. Now let’s take a look at this information.

Reporting Dashboard

As mentioned earlier, LinkPatrol’s dashboard provides an overview of your site’s outbound link statistics.  You get a bar chart and a pie chart that represents:
  • The most linked domains;
  • The authors with the most links per article;
  • Internal links vs. external — a very important measure;
  • External links per article — another important metric;
  • Other than that, link stats provide a small, but useful cumulative metric.

Domain

Report LinkPatrol’s Domain Report gives you a clear and comprehensive view of all the domains your website is linked to, with each link sorted by category. If you want to remove all links from this domain, simply check the appropriate box and click Update.

Author Report

The “Blog Report” panel is very important for blogs with multiple authors. It shows a breakdown of all authors who have published at least one article on your site and the number of outbound links provided by each of them. By clicking on an author, you can see the areas he/she has the most links to. Additionally, you can download this data to a CSV file.

Keyword Research

With LinkPatrol’s Keyword Research tool, you can see all links that use the keyword of your choice in their anchor text. This gives you a complete overview that allows you to make more informed decisions about which links to add or remove from your website.

LinkPatrol Pricing

LinkPatrol offers three plans that are accessible by one-time payment:
  • A blogging plan that supports one site with one year of support and costs $50;
  • A $100 plan for consultants that supports five sites;
  • A $200 plan for agencies that supports 20 sites.
In sum, LinkPatrol is not only useful, but necessary for website managers who are dedicated to search engine optimization.  

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Alexandre MAROTEL

Founder of the SEO agency Twaino, Alexandre Marotel is passionate about SEO and generating traffic on the internet. He is the author of numerous publications, and has a Youtube channel which aims to help entrepreneurs create their websites and be better referenced in Google.

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