Fresh Features for February
Here's an overview of the new features and improvements we launched in LinkResearchTools (LRT) in the last weeks.
- A quick walk-thru the LRT Smart UI
- Accessing 25 extra LRT Classic Tools
- Quick Search for Link URLs and Anchor Texts
- Quick Backlink Checker and Link Detox Risk Live
- How to run Quick Backlink Checker
- Tool switcher or the Quick Backlink Checker icon
- Link context icon
- QBL Smart example
- Link Detox Risk Live
- New SEO Audit Reports in PDF
- What are the PDF Reports in LRT?
- How to use the LRT PDF Reports
- Link Building Simulator
- New link audit issues for "Dot Spam" and "Wallpapers Spam"
- Project Settings Overview
- On-demand recrawl in LRT Smart
- Data Freshness and Accuracy Reporting
- Other Improvements
- Which SEO metrics to use?
- Plan & Pricing updates
- New Quarterly Plans
- Link Detox Boost +1000 Add on
- Annual Boost Credits
- Link Detox Boost Solo
A quick walk-thru the LRT Smart UI
LRT Smart is our new product generation, and you can see a quick intro below. If you have a "Superhero plan", then all LRT Classic Tools are still available and in heavy use by loyal long term customers.
Accessing 25 extra LRT Classic Tools
Superhero plans have access to the LRT Smart UI as well as all 25 LRT Classic tools.
So even if you are working LRT Smart, you can always access the classic tools by switching back to the "Classic" view 1 or by using the Tool Launcher 2 if you have a Superhero account.
You can even have Classic LRT Tools like, say LJR run in the background and continue work in LRT Smart
Quick Search for Link URLs and Anchor Texts
Some users dearly miss the old table control of LRT Classic, and we hear you. We are actively working on using a different table control for LRT Smart.
Meanwhile, we built something that was missing in LRT Classic, too - a quick search.
While the complex filters allow you to create all sorts of fancy filters, this is simple.
It's one search box, searching on the most popular elements like the source and target URL, the anchor text, or combinations of those.
Quick Backlink Checker and Link Detox Risk Live
We had the Quick Backlink Checker in LRT Smart for a while.
Here is an overview - and a teaser for DTOXRISK Live.
QBL Smart example
A few seconds later, you have a quick backlink analysis on a sample of the backlinks from a static link data source - so not recrawled, as we usually do.
For a quick check, that's sufficient for getting a brief idea about a domain you've never seen before.
This screen shows an example QBL Smart view, giving you.
- Top Source Domains
- Top Source Pages with their LRT Page Power*Trust
- Top Linking Anchor Texts
- Backlink Profile Coverage of the analysis (usually microscopic for QBL)
- Number of Source Domains (shown in the sample)
- Number of Backlinks (shown in the illustration)
- LRT Power*Trust for the domain
Remember - you are looking at a small sample of the backlink profile in the Quick Backlink Checker (QBL).
Starting a complete analysis is strongly recommended once you have gotten a first idea of what's going on with that Backlink profile.
Link Detox Risk Live
Link Detox Risk Live is the new fast and almost real-time estimation of link quality and the potential risk a link will get you.
The idea here is simple - why build links that cause trouble, ranking declines, and penalties afterward?
New SEO Audit Reports in PDF
What are the PDF Reports in LRT?
LRT now has an all-new and shiny PDF report feature that many people have been waiting for, for a long time.
With one click you can create a PDF snapshot of everything you see for the current Project in LRT Smart, and more.
So some report elements are currently only visible in the PDF or the Project Email Notifications.
The new shiny PDF reports are available now in all plans from Superhero Standard and up. Users on Legacy plans and Link Detox plans need to upgrade to use new reports.
The video gives you a quick overview of what the LRT PDF report contains.
Link Building Simulator
You can build healthy and robust links only using the Link Building Simulator of LRT Smart. This a technology we offer since 2014, now in a new look and with more features.
Watch this quick demo to see how the Link Building Simulator looks like (formerly known as LORT).
On-demand recrawl in LRT Smart
You now can use a simple button to start
- recalculation of DTOXRISK and other signals affected by your changed disavows, keyword classifications, and ratings
- complete recrawling of a project a lot easier
Data Freshness and Accuracy Reporting
Are you wondering how much those extra link data sources contribute to your LRT projects?
This new report shows you overlap of data sources and their contribution to the overall result.
As you can see, adding the connection to Google Search Console is by far the most promising thing to do if you want to improve the backlink profile coverage of your reports.
This report is still in beta test with key users and internal review of our team's results.
- support for Disavow Tool in new Google Search Console
- new integration section in the LRT Smart Wizard to add Ahrefs & SEMrush API keys
- improved automated detection of data corruption for some domains
Which SEO metrics to use?
In the video "Which SEO metrics should we use in link building?" I try to explain the importance of looking at the right metrics for link building or link quality evaluation in general.
A lot of marketers and people in the SEO industry do it wrong.
Many use domain-based metrics like Ahrefs DR or Moz DA, when they want to explain the effect of a link on a page - but that doesn't work like that. You can use domain-based metrics for measuring domains, as the name implies.
Plan & Pricing updates
New Quarterly Plans
We now also offer all Superhero plans with quarterly payment. This provides you all quotas like Link Crawl Budget upfront for a month, with a more acceptable load on your bank account, as compared to annual payments.
Link Detox Boost +1000 Add on
If you haven't heard about Link Detox Boost before, then you may not know this.
Boost is THE secret weapon for
- penalty recovery
- getting links to work
Because it just forces the Googlebot to crawl whatever you want it to crawl.
That is CRUCIAL to make the disavow command work on a page.
But also CRUCIAL to get a link crawled and calculated to your benefit (hopefully, it's a low-risk link)
And the kicker?
We use a unique technology to measure IF and WHEN Googlebot did crawl it.
That's key. You want to know what's going on, and we tell you.
So it's a little known secret that you can use Link Detox Boost for ANY URL you want to be crawled.
We used these techniques for over ten years, and when the Penguin penalties came around branded it as Link Detox Boost.
Annual Boost Credits
We now offer an add-on package that is good for a year. The existing power-up packages were only set up for monthly cycles.
This add-on looks like this.
- You get +1000 Link Detox Boost Credits
- That means you can boost 300,000 URLs in total
- These credits are good for 1 Year
You can book this add-on when you are logged into the app with the below link.
Link Detox Boost Solo
Some users want to have access to Link Detox Boost only, and so we offer that in a standalone solo plan now.
If you ONLY want to use the unique power of Link Detox Boost standalone, then we got you covered now.
In the Annual Link Detox Boost Plan.
The plan looks like this.
- Link Detox Boost solo
- a standalone plan, paid annually
- 500 Link Detox Boost Credits
- That means you can boost 150,000 URLs in total
- Valid for one year
All credits are suitable for a year, as well.
And you get to use your Boost Credits over the whole next year, i.e., the next 365 days.