Link Prospecting FAQ

What are the differences between the Missing Links Tool (MLT ) and the Common Backlinks Tool (CBLT)?

The Missing Links Tool (MLT) checks if your competitors have any common links that you don't have, while the Common Backlinks Tool (CBLT) checks the common links of all the domains you analyze, including yours.

What are the Commonality settings?

The commonality settings define how many other domains or URLs (depending on the settings) should link to the same target. The higher the commonality, the fewer results you get, simply because it’s less likely that other websites link to, for example; 7 same URLs your specify, rather than 2.

In the Common Backlinks Tool (CBLT), Link Juice Thief (LJT) and the Missing Links Tool (MLT) you can choose your minimum commonality in the advanced settings when starting a new report.

The smaller the number you set for the commonality, the more results you will get. By default, in CBLT and MLT the commonality is set to 2, but if you think that the domains you are analyzing may have a lot of common backlinks, you can increase this value.

We recommend selecting lower similarities and then filter the results by filtering with the “Co#” column in the link detail table.

Can I see the specific pages each competitor is linking to?

Yes, you can see the exact pages that your competitors are linking to using the Link Juice Thief (LJT). The tool doesn't only show you the domain itself, where the competitors are linking to, but also the exact pages. You are able to see which competitors are linking to this domain and also you can investigate the From URL and the To URL.

Just hover over the domain in the table and click on the “+”. When you check the Links Details you will be able to see which domains have links going to which page or domain. Find the right place where you need to place your own link to your website.

the exact pages to which your competitors are linking