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LinkMiner guide

Category: LinkMiner

We’ve prepared a step-by-step guide for LinkMiner, a brand new backlink analysis tool we recently launched! We’ll cover all important topics and features so you can get the best of the tool.

Contents:

Basics

LinkMiner is an easy-to-use backlink checker tool focusing on backlinks you can replicate easily. The tool is designed to evaluate backlink data by providing different metrics, embedded link previews and features to filter and save the most interesting links.

Go to LinkMiner

In case you aren’t registered, you can create your free account.

Starting the analysis

Once you are in the tool, just type a valid domain or exact URL into the main search window and click on the green button “Find backlinks”.

You can also select the option to display only “One link per ref. domain”. Leave the checkbox empty to display multiple links per referring domain.

Let’s say we want to find backlinks of this root domain: “hse.gov.uk”.

Screenshot 1: LinkMiner app landing page

Important note: “example.com” isn’t the same as “www.example.com” or “https://example.com”.

There are various types of inputs resulting in different results:

  • example.com – root domain
  • www.example.com – subdomain
  • example.com/blog/* – path URL that will display all blog posts
  • http://example.com – exact URL
  • https://example.com – exact URL
  • https://www.serpwatcher.com – exact URL
  • http://www.example.com – exact URL

Select the input according to data you would like to analyze.

Depending on types of backlinks, LinkMiner offers:

  • All backlinks – based on the daily updated Fresh Index by Majestic containing data from last 90 days
  • New backlinks – based on daily updated backlinks from last 30 days
  • Lost backlinks – deleted backlinks

You can switch between them anytime. Don’t forget to click on the magnifier to load the backlinks.

LinkMiner comes with following metrics for analyzed domain or URL:

  • Citation Flow – a score between 0-100 which helps to measure the link equity or “power” the website or link carries
  • Trust Flow – a score based on quality, on a scale between 0-100 containing many trusted seed sites based on a manual review of the web
  • Referring IPs – the number of referring IPs (usually lower than referring domains because there can be more domains located on a single IP address)
  • Referring domains – the number of referring domains
  • Total backlinks – total number of backlinks based on the Fresh Index
linkminer guide analyzed URL metrics

Screenshot 2: Analyzed domain/URL/path metrics

Backlinks table and metrics

The backlinks table provides all backlink data including metrics, link categories and attributes. Right below the “Source URL” are basic characteristics:

  • Category
  • DoFollow/NoFollow
  • Deleted backlink tag
  • Image tag
  • Language of the referring site
backlink metrics

Screenshot 3: LinkMiner metrics

Metrics

As we mentioned earlier, the data is based on Majestic database. The most critical metrics for link evaluation are Citation Flow (CF) and Trust Flow (TF). You can sort the results by any metric:

  • EL – Number of external links from page
  • FB – Number of Facebook shares
  • AR – Alexa Rank
  • HREF – Backlink HREF path pointing to website
  • Anchor – Anchor text of the backlink (visible only on higher resolutions)
  • LS – The Link Strength

The Link Strength is a new metric we developed to evaluate the power of backlink considering various factors such as Citation Flow, Trust Flow, Do/NoFollow attributes, number of referring domains and other metrics.

This metric is all about saving time. Instead of analyzing a bunch of metrics we have created an algorithm that identifies the potential of each backlink.

Pagination and “Load more”

You can see the number of links and pages right below the backlinks table:

  • 50/50 – Displayed vs. total loaded links
  • Page: 1/1000 – Select on which page you would like to go
backlink checker tool

Screenshot 4: Pages and how to load more backlinks

When you click on the button “Load more”, 50 more backlinks will load. LinkMiner doesn’t automatically load all links from the database as its main focus is to provide powerful links instead of throw thousands to you.

Backlink categories

To ensure fast navigation among backlinks, LinkMiner recognizes following categories:

  • Blog
  • Q&A
  • Forum
  • RSS
  • Other

Let’s say you want to see Quora or Reddit backlinks. You’ll find them in the Q&A category so you can replicate them in seconds in case you’re in hurry.

You’ll find the categories above the results table. You can see backlinks from all categories by default. Clicking on a particular category will hide those results. Turn on and off any of them as you wish to see backlinks you are interested in.

backlink categories

Screenshot 5: Backlink categories in LinkMiner

Filter

Let’s narrow the backlink analysis by specific preferences. “Filter” lets you display backlinks with specific values of selected metrics or attributes.

You can turn it on/off anytime while it keeps your settings safe until you decide to reset.

linkminer filter backlinks

Screenshot 6: Filter

Quick tip: Display only “DoFollow” and/or “Active” links by clicking on one of the two buttons above the results table.

DoFollow backlinks

Screenshot 7: Quickly filter DoFollow and active links

Website preview

This is one of the main time-saving features of the tool. Live website preview is located in the right part of the dashboard. Just click on one of the backlinks to load it.

Backlink preview

Screenshot 8: Embedded website preview with anchor text placement

Find the backlink in a page on one click

In the website preview, there’s the anchor text in the top right corner. Click on it to automatically scroll to the exact position of the anchor. It’s highlighted in a yellow rectangle with an orange border.

Analyze the backlink URL

On top of that, you can open the URL in a new window or analyze it in SERPChecker by clicking on the button “URL Profile”.

Backlink profile analysis

Screenshot 9: Analyze the URL profile of the previewed website

Favorites

The Favorites list is a great way to save selected links for the future. This way, you can keep those links of competitors you would like to replicate.

Click on the star next to a backlink and LinkMiner will automatically create a new Favorites list for you.

Backlinks list

Screenshot 10: Save selected backlinks to the Favorites list

You can access the Favorites list in the top left menu of the app. Over here, there’s an option to open or delete the lists.

LinkMiner guide categorize backlinks

Screenshot 11: The Favorites menu

Export

Exporting results from LinkMiner is a one-click effort. The feature is located under the top right corner of the backlinks table. It will export currently loaded backlinks.

You can either copy the backlinks to clipboard or export them with or without metrics as a CSV file.

Backlink export

Screenshot 12: Export results from LinkMiner

Didn’t find what you were looking for?

If you have any questions or tips what to include in the guide, feel free to share them in the comments below.

If you still have troubles using LinkMiner, don’t hesitate to ask via live chat or email.

  • Awesome new tool. The Mangools subscription keeps on getting better 🙂

    • Hi Hitesh,

      that’s great to hear! Thanks a lot, we’re happy you like it 🙂

  • Great addition to the current suite – It’s quick and provides lots of competition insights.

    • Hi Steve,

      Thank you! That’s exactly what we wanted to achieve, a quick and easy-to-use backlink tool with valuable data 🙂

  • Ahmed Lahlou

    Your UX and UI are out of this world.

    • Hi Ahmed,

      Thank you! Besides data quality, design and UX are our top priorities. It’s nice to see our users like it 🙂

  • This looks fantastic! Lots of great information. But after i’ve found these backinks, what do I do next? Sorry for the newbie question, bu I’m just not sure how to use the data, and I’d really like to learn. Any suggestions?

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  • Love your site. Still don’t get how the miner works though regarding backlinks. Yes, you guys do break it down nicely but how can you replicate the same type of link on these same sites? Sometimes you have to pay, others time you cannot even put your own link on the website. What I am seeing, and probably doing incorrectly, is just viewing all the backlinks available but not seeing how I can put my own link on each of these backlinks shown in the miner.

    • Hi Natep,

      Thanks for your feedback! When it comes to your question, LinkMiner is a tool to find the backlinks you can replicate easily. It won’t replicate the links, it’s impossible, there’s no tool to do this. SEO tools analyze data and give a direction of what to do, they won’t do it instead of you.

      Link building means doing a lot of stuff to earn the links, there are many techniques: https://mangools.com/blog/link-building-techniques-checklist/

  • Andreas Humbert

    I’m interested what is the scale of the LS (link strength). So if I have a link of strength 30 e.g. How many links of strengt 20 would I need to have a similiar power? Cheers, Andreas

    • Hello Andreas,

      Thanks for your question. The point of the LS is to set the trend of the backlinks’ power and it’s a way to compare them against each other. It’s not a linear function. One of the general link building best practices is to have a few more powerful backlinks rather than a bunch of low-quality ones.

      If you would like to know more about how we calculate the LS you’ll find it in our blog: https://mangools.com/blog/what-is-the-link-strength/

      Hope this helps! 🙂

      -Maros

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  • gofishm51

    Hello! LinkMiner tool is awesome! So, I’m getting results for both “www.example.com” and “example.com” where “example.com” has a link score of 0, where as “www.example.com” has a link score of 18. I obviously need to remove the link on “example.com” with a LS of 0, but I kinda want to keep the “www.example.com”. Is it worth keeping the link at all? And if so, how do I remove from the domain without www. only?