The Link analyzer is an easy way to perform link analysis of pages on your website, as well as of competing websites. Comparing the link profiles of highly ranked pages can provide insight into how to improve your own page’s ranking.
It is quite difficult to manually calculate the number of links which are present on a website. If you want to find the total number of internal and external links, then you can use the Link calculator. It is a free SEO tool which you can use to calculate the number of links which are present on a particular website.
The tool will display the total number of links present on your website and will show the internal links as well as the external links. The number of No Follow links is also displayed by this link analyzer tool and works on all the pages of the website and not only the root domain. This means that you can check the total number of links on a particular post also using this tool.
Let’s say you have made a backlink from a website and want to check if the link is still active on that website or not. The URL of that page can be entered into the address bar and your results can be shown by the tool. You will be able to see if the link which the website has added is a do-follow or a no-follow link.
How to use the link analysis options
The relationship option can filter links that have been specifically marked for the search engine to index (follow) or not index. (no-follow)
The target option can filter links based on the ‘target’ specified for the link, like Open In New Window.
The content options refer to the anchor text of the link. For example, text or an image, or a mix of both, or empty. If it is a text-link, the text is displayed in the links list; or if the link is on an image, the image is shown in the links list.
Why does it take so long?
A full link analysis may take a few moments, if a site is rather large, because it is searching the net to check all of the back links for a specific URL. If a site has a lot of backlinks, the report will take longer than if it only has a few.
What is the “Most Popular Anchors”?
This information displays the top anchors that are being used on the site.
Can I run a report on just a single page?
Yes, running single page reports is a great way to get detailed information about a single page’s performance.
How is link strength calculated?
This formula has been used to calculate Link Strength. Of course, other factors also have to be considered, but generally speaking, this can offer reasonable close approximations, as long as there are no extenuating circumstances:
Link Strength = (PR + 1) 3 x 4/outbound links
What do “Follow” and “No Follow” mean?
- No-follow means a page that should NOT be crawled by search engines.
- Follow means pages should be crawled by search engines.
What does Internal SSD mean?
If the link analysis indicates that a link is pointing to an internal website, it is considered to be pointing to the same sub-domain and would be listed as “Internal SSD”.
What does DSD mean?
If the link analysis indicates that a link points to a different sub-domain, it is listed as “Internal DSD”.