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Get your rankings back after a Google Penalty or Manual Actions
Find toxic links that harm your website. Clean up your back link profile. Celebrate a Google Recovery.
What you can do with Link Detox
- Recover from a Google penalty
- Protect your website against a Google penalty
- Prepare for the next Google Update
- Earn back your rankings
Your benefits with Link Detox
- Find bad links at a glance
- Clean up your backlink profile with ease
- Create your disavow file automatically
- Signals by industry-leading AI technology
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A loss in rankings can harm your online business
Link Detox can help you keep your online business safe and recover your traffic.
Link Detox is available in the Complete LRT Plans or separately in Link Detox plans.
How Link Detox works
How to do a perfect link audit?
Aggregate all link data sources possible
Get a complete picture of your backlink profile.
With LRT you get 25+ different link data sources
We give you a 360-degree view of your backlink profile. You will see the maximum possible number of links.
This alone saves you many hours of exhausting manual data cleanup work, every time you update your audit.
You life as an SEO analyst will get an unseen-before (data) quality.
Is your domain at risk?
Link Detox Risk
A DTOXRISK above 1000 usually means a penalty or Google Penguin filter holding you back in rankings.
Link Detox Risk is a unique risk metric calculating the risk of any link and your whole domain (Domain DTOXRISK). Judging on the link risk of any single link helps you decide which ones to disavow, delete or to keep.
Know where you stand
Backlink Risk Distribution
In the Link Detox Risk® distribution for a backlink profile you immediately get an understanding of where you stand. After the Link Detox Risk gauge this is the second most important overview for you backlink profile.
Understand risk changes
Link Detox Risk Trends
The Link Detox Risk® trends for a backlink profile show you the development of risk over time. You can act as soon as something changes. The charts also allows you to zoom into details and a specific time frame.
Link Growth by DTOXRISK
In the growth chart you can follow the accumulation of backlinks and their risk distribution. If you spot a trend of high risk link to grow here, you can take action quickly.
Spot spikes in won and lost links
Won & Lost links
Spot anomalies where you earn a lot of links "over night" and investigate the reason. The same attention is required when you lose a lot of links quickly. We do an ongoing refresh of your link index for you.
Speed up your Google penalty recovery
Link Detox Boost
Link Detox Boost helps you recover faster from penalties.
Google Penalty Recovery can take up to 9 months.
Recover from a Google Penalty faster with Link Detox Boost.
As fast as in 3 days.
Waiting for Google to take notice of your disavow file can be a pain. It is not fond of crawl spam links after all.
So that discounting can be delayed. But this is hurting your rankings even longer.
That's because all the links, even poor ones, needs to be crawled for the disavow to work.
Link Detox Boost® speeds up your recovery from a Google Penguin penalty or a Manual Action.
There is no other tool that can make Google take notice of changes in your backlink profile. When you’re trying to recover from a Google penalty, Link Detox Boost helps you without a doubt. Learn more about Link Detox Boost.
All of the recovery charts listed here were sped up with Link Detox Boost.
Use Google's link data
Google Search Console Integration
The more data and links we see, the more precise your reports will be.
You can connect Google Search Console with LinkResearchTools. LRT even supports multiple Google Search Console properties for the same website a little known trick to get more links out of Google Search Console.
Google Analytics Integration
You can also connect Google Analytics, and we’ll enrich your backlink profile with links we found via your referrers from there as well.
Use your own link data
Custom Link Data
You can upload any link lists you have to Link Detox to enrich our back link data. While this will help the goal have a full backlink profile audit, it’s not required.
You can upload manually created link data files, or files you exported from 3rd parties like Ahrefs, SEMrush, Moz or Sistrix.
Custom Link APIs
You can also import link data via 3rd party APIs from products like like Ahrefs, SEMrush, Moz or Sistrix.
If you have an internalk custom link database, we'll try to make that happen as well.
Use the best possible data
Complete Backlink Profile Audit
Link Detox gives you a complete backlink profile to review you can get on the market. It’s imperative that you analyze your complete backlink profile of course. Imagine you’d just look one part of your car in the annual service and miss critical issues that could cost you your life. It’s the same with backlink audits.
Thanks to the 25+ link data sources and the option to connect Google Search Console, Google Analytics, connect your custom link data APIs and even upload your own link data, we got you covered.
LRT measures the backlink profile coverage for every domain, so helps you keep track of the quality of every analysis.
Unique SEO metrics for each link
In your Link Detox link analysis, you get up 150+ strong metrics for every link.
Based on that you can quickly assess every recommendation the system made.
Of course you don't have to use them all, we know it's a lot.
Get up to the-minute accurate backlink data
Combining 25+ link data sources and your manual files would create a mess in any other tool.
LinkResearchTools combines, cleans and recrawls all links before it presents results to you.
LRT then provides you with fresh, re-crawled backlink data whenever you start a new analysis. This allows you to see the backlinks that your website has at the present moment.
Don’t look at outdated backlink information; Link Detox is the only SEO tool that allows you to base your decisions on up-to-the-minute accurate data.
After all, what’s the point of using a link analysis software if you look at old or even incomplete data?
To get the perfect basis for our SEO work was, in fact, the idea of why we built LinkResearchTools in 2006.
This particular re-crawl feature can sure help you recover faster from a Manual Action. After you submit a Reconsideration request, you must keep a close eye on your backlink profile, so that you don’t get any new bad links while Google is deciding on whether to lift your penalty or not.
Work with ease
Browse links in a mini link browser
We built a browser for your browser.
Lean back and go through the links you need to audit without leaving the comfort of your keyboard.
Link Screener offers a preview of every audited page in a sandboxed environment and you can navigate between pages and pull the trigger in disavow like in a video game.
You can review your links in the Link Detox Screener in a handy way.
Using hotkeys on your keyboard, you can quickly navigate thru the backlink profile and decide efficiently which links to disavow and which to keep. Read more.
Link Detox has keyword intelligence built in. This is required to understand if a link anchor text is of commercial nature of a brand mention. Using this feature you help the system understand your niche language. In return you get the risk assessed based on frequency, words and many more factors in Link Detox more precise.
Many other link products to not even distinguish between the types of keywords. LinkResearchTools supported this major SEO requirement since 2010 with the Keyword classification feature.
Unique machine-learning link risk algorithm
Link Detox can estimate the risk for each backlink, measured as DTOXRISK®.
Link Detox Genesis is an organic data-driven algorithm that assigns a DTOXRISK to every link depending on multiple patterns, spam signals and risks spotted. Link Detox Genesis calculations include complex technical data and feedback from users, learning from millions of data points.
Link Detox helps you assess all your backlinks, recover from Google manual penalties, protect your website from future penalties, and build new strong links.
Your way only
Include NoFollow Links, or not.
It is totally up to you, if you include NoFollow links in the risk calculations.
Based on our research NoFollow links can also trigger spam penalties in Google.
We support analysis with or without NoFollow links. You can even start with auditing only Follow links first, and then finalize your audit by re-running it for all calculating risk for NoFollow links. Better be safe than sorry.
Full transparency - for every link
Link Detox gives you maximum data transparency why recommendations where made.
We started collectin since the first Penguin updates, which nobody did. Without this data and training history one cannot reach the same quality. Add experience from 10.000s of penalties to that and you have LRT.
We don't keep you in the dark about why a link is deemed risky, we list all rules triggered for each link.
Link Detox Tune
You can adjust Link Detox to your niche and needs. Link Detox tune is a unique technology that allows you to change the weights of all Link Detox rules for your link audits.
This is useful for very exotic niches or when you you wish to accept the particular risk, e.g. when building a PBN.
Just tweak the Link Detox algo like you do with an equalizer on your amp.
Bullet Proof your Link Network & PBNs
Some black hat SEOs use Link Detox for finding patterns in their link networks and PBNs.
Link Detox is the leader in finding footprints and unnatural links, so this off-label-use make perfect sense. Don’t try this at home.
Import existing Google Disavow File
Link Detox can import your existing disavow file.
The Google Disavow file import was supported already 7 hours after the official announcement of that feature by Matt Cutts at Pubcon Las Vegas 2012. We've been on the cutting edge of innovation ever since. And we’ve gone to great lengths and beyond to make disavow file maintenance frictionless and efficient for our users.
Export your Disavow File anytime
You can download the disavow file in the exact format required by Google, whenever you need it.
Link Detox allows you to generate a disavow file automatically in the exact format required by Google so all you have to do is upload it to your Google Search Console account.
Link Detox also keeps track of your disavow history. This allows you to watch and track all changes to your disavow file on a file and domain level.
Get comprehensive Disavow History
Link Detox also keeps a history of all changes for as long as you use the software. This helps you keep track of changes you or your team made over time.
Disavow File History works like a version control for links and disavow files. Think of this as a revision history of your disavow file. You can even retrieve the past disavow file with this feature.
Disavow File Comments
While Google won’t read your comments in the disavow file, you can use comment the disavow file. Link Detox has full support for comments in disavow files.
Perform a Disavow Audit
Let’s face it – clients change, SEOs change.
Did you have a reckless SEO or an Agency doing the website audit work for you? You can now check if they disavowed any good links.
You are the one who takes over a domain with an existing disavow file.
The first thing you want to do is perform a disavow file audit. There you might find many useful links that you could undisavow and recover traffic that you lost due to human error in the past or because the web changes daily.
More reasons you will love Link Detox
With the fancy filters in LRT you can quickly drill down into the data. Save them and reuse them all over your account.
And it gets even better.
You can embed those saved filters into other filters.
Like sub modules that you reuse in your link analysis work!
You can filter by all of the 150+ metrics. Not just a few!
Simulate link quality before building
With the Link Simulator you can simulate links as if you had them already. LRT will calculate the potential risk for those links for you.
Based on the Link Detox Risk score for each link you can decide to acquire it or not.
Some real-life examples of Link Detox Users' recoveries
But I heard that Google figures it all out by themselves...
No, they didn't say that.
They said the opposite. How all unnatural links are of course your responsibility - not Google's.
And, when you look at charts below, you see EXACTLY what happens
- When Google figured out something by themselves (the sharp drop)
- When Link Detox and then Link Detox Boost were used.
- How some of the sites later disavowed more links holding them back and got beyond old traffic highs.
Google confirmed pro-active disavows being important
Google's John Mueller said in a webmaster hangout on Tuesday at the 16:44 mark that in some cases, disavowing or cleaning up bad links to your site may help Google's algorithm trust other links to your site. Let me quote what the question was and how John responded, plus you can watch it yourself
The History of Link Detox
The Original Link Detox since 2012
Link Detox was the first link audit product launched in 2012. Since then, we’ve helped thousands of companies recover from their penalties. Link Detox was free for the first eight months, so that also gave us a head start of many billion data points that no other product ever got to or will be able to incorporate into their algorithm.
Simply said, we know the most about Google penalties. Combine that with the 25 link data sources we have and you will immediately understand that any other product claiming “Link Detox”-like functionality can just not deliver the same quality.
Industry standard for backlink audits and Link Risk Management
Only few weeks after Google’s first Penguin update Link Detox was launched to the public. This was possible to the comprehensive technologies and data LRT had at the time.
Link Detox immediately became the industry standard for link audit and link risk management. Learn more about the benefits of using Link Detox to protect your website.
The Link Detox revolution
Since 2012 we helped thousands of web sites recover and protect from penalties with
- Self-learning AI technology Link Detox Genesis®.
- Link Disavow History and Disavow Audit protect you from human error.
- Fast and accurate unnatural link detection.
- Easy clean up of toxic links in backlink profile.
- Many millions of data points, spam signals from Google and human signals collected since 2012
Why should a webmaster use Link Detox?
A loss in rankings will result in a loss in traffic. This could harm your business significantly.
If your site is not ranking well, chances are you have received a Manual Action or an algorithmic Google Penalty. In such case, Google believes your back link profile may include unnatural links and will down-rank your site.
With Link Detox, you can find the bad links that harm your site, create a disavow file automatically, and earn your rankings back.
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What is Link Risk Management and how does it help me?
Recovering your site from a Google Penalty is only step one.
Due to the Real Time Google Penguin you can recover fast, but also drop faster.
We recommend doing ongoing Link Risk Management where you monitor your back link profile with Link Detox on a regular basis and disavow shady links proactively.
For years we recommend at least a weekly review and cleanup cycle.
Additional automatic interpretation and automations refreshed became standard with Link Detox Smart and LRT Smart in 2019.