Free Trial Guide: Link Detox (DTOX)

With Link Detox, you can find the bad links that harm your site, create a disavow file automatically, and earn your rankings back.

Link Detox (DTOX) analyzes all links of your website and classifies them automatically with the help of the DTOXRISK® score. The analysis is based on a variety of SEO metrics, certain problematic contexts, and our self-learning data-driven Link Detox Genesis algorithm. Link Detox will offer you a recommendation for all your potentially harmful links. Furthermore, the Link Detox Risk (DTOXRISK®) metric helps you with your Link Risk Management and provides for safe search engine optimization.

Before you start analyzing your DTOX report, you have to classify at least 80 % of your keywords. This is to enable four rules (SUSP28, SUSP29, SUSP30, SUSP31) in the Link Detox tool and to receive a correct calculated Link Detox Risk (Domain DTOXRISK™).

This step is required to get a correct Domain DTOXRISK.

For the right DTOXRISK we need to know, if a Keyword is:

-  Money Keyword

-  Brand Keyword

-  Compound Keyword or

-  Other Keyword.

To make it easy and fast as possible for you to classify your keywords, you can filter by Anchor Text or Domains.

Here you find more information about Keyword classification.

After classifying the keywords, it is time to reprocess the DTOX rules. By clicking on "Reprocess DTOX Rules" all rules and the DTOXRISK® will be recalculated. The process does not cost any credits.

At first sight, a graph shows you the Link Detox Risk for the selected domain.

With that in mind, you can take a closer look in analyzing the domain and its risky links.

The pie chart shows you the absolute numbers of your anchor texts. Next to it on the right side, you can see the absolute and relative number of the most frequent anchor texts your backlinks have.

If you click on one of these, the link detail table will automatically be filtered for this anchor text. You have a new option now to find out which anchor text have the highest DTOXRISK® by checking the keyword cloud “anchor text by DTOXRISK®.

If you see a red anchor text, this means that you should check these links in more detail. Green means that there is not a high risk. The bigger the anchor text in the cloud is the more backlinks of this anchor text exist. With a click on an anchor text, the data table gets filtered for this specific keyword. Please be aware of the keywords which might harm you.

You can choose between anchor texts:

  • by count
  • by Power*Trust

This chart shows you the DTOXRISK® Breakdown. You can also see the absolute and relative numbers of each DTOXRISK® Level in your backlinks. If you click on one of these, the link detail table will automatically be filtered. For example, if you click on "Low", the link detail table will show you all your links with a low DTOXRISK. At the top, you can export all DTOXRISK® values to a .CSV or .XLSX file. In this download, you will receive all numbers including the ones which are not shown in the chart.

If you process a Link Detox report for a domain, we calculate the DTOXRISK® score for every link. From this calculation and weighting of various rules for the links, their domains, and their neighborhood we derive additional technical criteria. Most of these technical criteria are shown in the application for each link.

The higher the DTOXRISK® score is, the more of our automated rules trigger and signal a potential risk of that specific link for your overall link profile. Our opinion and estimation based on this calculation is, that links with high DTOXRISK® score pose a higher risk for your Google rankings than those with lower DTOXRISK® score.

To find a full explanation of the rule definitions, go to:

See which Link Detox rules have been applied to your backlink profile. If you click on one of these, the link detail table will automatically be filtered. For example, if you click on "SUSP1", the link detail table will show you all your links that have the rule SUSP1. At the top, you can export all Detox Rules Breakdown values to a .CSV or .XLSX file. In this download, you will receive all numbers including the ones which don’t show up in the chart.

In this report summary, you can see the distribution of DTOXRISK® in the link profile. The list of the found links and how many links expressed in percent and total numbers have a high, average and low DTOXRISK®. You can also see how many backlinks are reported as ignored or as disavowed. Click on “Show me the links,“ so that the link detail table filters these links for you right away.

Filter slices are predefined filters that allow you with just one click to filter the link detail table. With this filters, you can quickly filter your report. We have the following predefined filter slices for you:

  • without ignored & disavowed links (requires a disavow file)
  • only ignored & disavowed links (requires a disavow file)
  • without No-Follow links
  • Unverified links only
  • Verified links only

If you click one of these slices, your link detail table will automatically be filtered depending on the filter slice options and settings. The Domain DTOXRISK® will change depending on the filter slice that you activate. You can create your own filter slice if you filter the link detail table by your desired metrics and setting and save the filter.

Have you already, dozens of time, tried to contact webmasters asking them to remove bad links, but you didn’t manage to reach them? Thanks to the Google Disavow Links tool you can easily “disavow” (“ignore”) any links that are harmful to your website using your Google Search Console account. Nevertheless, we recommend using the integrated contact functions to remove the links entirely from the Internet by contacting the webmaster, so that these links do no longer show up in other search engines.

Link Detox uses well-known spam link rules and a self-learning algorithm to identify bad links, but those are automatically categorized and can, in some cases, make a wrong diagnosis. Therefore, you should make sure that you test all the links again that you want to be ignored by Google to avoid negative consequences on your rankings.

Filter in the link detail table the backlinks that you wish to disavow. Then use the "select all URLs" function. Afterward you can bulk disavow the pages/ domains in one step and then go to the next page. We always recommend to double check and/ or manually review all links you'd like to disavow, because if you ignore good links, it might hurt your sites rankings.

Another option is to use the bulk actions. In the bulk action you can choose now if you want to disavow, undisavow, rate, add or remove tags for all filtered URLs in the table. This way you can disavow a lot of links fast.

To create a Google Disavow file, you need to use the “Export Filtered Data as Google Disavow Links”-function. The data will be downloaded in a correct format and can directly be uploaded into the Google Search Console. The format is designed for the Google Disavow tool, but some text editors cannot display them correctly. Do not open the file in Notepad, use WordPad to correct layout.

Do you want some real live examples of what you can do with Link Detox (DTOX)? Just read our case studies and experience the full power of Link Detox (DTOX):