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How Link Sphinx works

In order to check and analyze backlinks, please follow these four easy steps.



Create a new project if necessary. Add backlinks to your project by fetching them from one of backlink providers supported by the program or by importing them from a file or the clipboard.

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Just run the check of all or selected backlinks and have some rest while the program does its job for you.

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Now, as soon as all backlinks are checked, it’s time for cleaning the list of backlinks from unnecessary and excessive information. Use the optimization tool for that.

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The list of backlinks is ready for further use. Analyze reports, export backlink list, or index unindexed donor pages.

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Step 1
Search and add backlinks

Create a new project. At first launch of the program a new project is created automatically. Upon creating a project, you should specify the URL of a target website and add backlinks.

Create a new project

Set a target URL and add some backlinks

The program integrates to multiple backlink providers including such popular ones as Open Site Explorer, SEMrush and Ahrefs. Simply select a web service, and the program will load the list of backlinks automatically.

Fetch backlinks from the Web

Import backlinks from files

Importing backlinks is also possible, both from plain text files with a straightforward list of backlinks, and from csv-files exported from any third-party service (for instance, Google Webmaster Tools, Bing Webmaster Tools, MajesticSEO and so on).

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Step 2
Check backlinks

Here are what the program checks each backlink for:

  • It checks if the donor page is available
  • It checks if the donor page has the backlink
  • It retrieves the number of outbound links on the donor page
  • It retrieves the IP address and IP country of the donor domain
  • It obtains Google PageRank of the donor page and the donor domain
  • It checks if the donor page is indexed by Google
  • It retrieves the anchor URL of the backlink
  • It retrieves the anchor text of the backlink
  • It checks the type of the backlink (text or image)
  • It check the rel=nofollow attribute of the backlink

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Step 3
Optimize backlink list

Run the optimization tool. The program automatically optimizes the backlink list by removing doubles, unavailable web pages and pages not containing backlinks.

Besides, you can also delete nofollow and unindexed links and limit the number of backlinks from the same subdomain to a certain amount.

Run the optimization tool

Optimize your backlinks

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Step 4
Report analysis and further processing of backlinks

An optimized list of backlinks you have from Step 3 can be used for certain SEO purposes.

The program offers a variety of simple reports based on backlink property statistics retrieved during the check. You can also analyze the list itself using handy search and sort tools available in the program.

Analyze reports

Search and sort backlinks

The option to export backlinks to csv and xls formats opens a possibility to use your data in MS Excel or any third-party online backlink analysis services.

Export backlinks to a file

Help backlinks to be indexed by search engines

The program allows sending unindexed donor pages to backlink indexing services that are also integrated to the program. Using indexing services leads to increased link volume from search engines’ point of view.

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