Link Check

By selecting the Link Check Package in all Tools of LinkResearchTools (all tools that do not work in the ad hoc mode), the tools do not only check every link, if it still exists, but also extract all relevant information, such as LinkText, LinkLoc, and much more.  This option is selected by default in BLP, LCT.

Linktext The link text is a visible, clickable text in a link. It is also called anchor text. With the link text distribution of the backlink profile of your top competitors, you can learn more about the optimal distribution for your niche.
Link Status Determines the status of a link (Follow, NoFollow, Mention, Redirect).
LinkType Determines the type of a link (Text, Image, Mention, Redirect, Frame).
LinkPos Determines the link position with the total number of links of the page in the source code, e.g. the found link is 4/ 100, i.e. the link is the 4th link of the page out of a total of 100 links.
LinkPosPct Determines the relative link position with the total number of links of a page. The value is expressed in percentage, e.g. a link with LinkPosPct 90% can more likely be found at the end. In this way, you can quickly see, whether your links are placed rather at the beginning or the end of the source code.
LinkLoc Determines the position of a link (Header, Footer, Content, Comment, Link List, Widget and much more). In this way, you can find out how many links are placed in the footer, in link lists, and the like, without launching the particular link manually.
Follow
A Follow link is indexed and influences the ranking of the target page.
NoFollow
The impact on NoFollow links on search engine rankings and penalties is discussed controversially. Google published that such links would be completely ignored. We have the opinion that NoFollow links can under certain circumstances still be harmful to search engine rankings and result in manual penalties because Google generally tries to identify spamming intents.
Mention
The URL was mentioned, but not linked. This type of link can increasingly be found in forums and the like if the entered URLs are not automatically converted into links.
Redirect
The URL is identified as original resource link by another page. There are differences between several kinds of redirects:
  • 300 multiple choices
  • 301 (moved permanently)
  • 302 (found)
  • 303 see other
  • 307 (temporary redirect)
  • Refresh Meta tag
  • HTTP refresh header
  • Rel Canonical (Statement by Google)
Canonical The URL has been identified as original source by a site with duplicate content.
[LinkNotFound]
No link has been found on the particular page. It is possible that it has been deleted in the meantime or slipped down to the next page on a list or in a blog, etc.
n/a
It was impossible to search for a link in this URL, because, for instance, it comes from a file, such as a PDF or an image.
Error
The particular page/ URL could not be checked by our crawlers, or it was temporarily unavailable.

In case a link is identified as a redirect, you can query a detailed redirect breakdown by clicking on the “+” next to the source URL.

In case that a link was removed, it is marked accordingly as [LinkNotFound] in the link detail table. It is also possible to remove these no longer existing links (as well as site-wide links) before the report is created.