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Monitor Backlinks Review – Find your Good & Bad Links

You already know how important backlinks are for your business website (and, if you don’t then, quite frankly, you have no business having a business site).  Whilst you may have nailed the art of acquiring inbound links (and are probably feeling reasonably pleased with yourself), that’s only half the job.  

Knowing the status and quality of your backlinks, as well as the link profiles is essential for the health of your website and the success of your brand’s profile.  So, now, you’re probably wondering how you would go about checking these things – in which case, the good news is that there’s a tool for that. 

Although there are oodles of apps out there that will check your backlinks for you, I wanted more and, so, I set out to find a backlink checker with added extras and, one of the best SEO tools that I found is Monitor Backlinks. If you combine it with Google Analytics, it’s one of the best tools available. If you conduct extensive outreach campaigns such as pitching through HARO, this will be incredibly useful.

What in the blue blazes is Monitor Backlinks?

This easy to use app allows you to check backlinks, track ranking and perform competitor analysis – all from the comfort of your own straightforward dashboard.  

How do I get started with Monitor Backlinks?

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Backlinks

I’m glad you asked.  Getting going with Monitor Backlinks really is child’s play – here’s how it’s done: 

  • Head over to monitorbacklinks.com
  • Click onto the blue ‘Start Free Trial’ button in the top right hand corner
  • Enter your email, choose a password, assure Monitor Backlinks that you’re not a robot and then click onto the orange ‘Create Account’ button. 

Those kind folk at Monitor Backlinks will then send you a verification email – click onto the link in the email to confirm your account.   Once your account is activated, you’ll have access to your dashboard and can get started with super-sizing your link building

Monitor Backlinks’ pricing

Monitor Backlinks has seven (count ‘em) pricing packages which makes it really easy to find one which fits your requirements – and your budget.  These plans are: 

Plus Package $49.90 / month

The most popular of Monitor Backlinks’ packages, the Plus option gives you: 

  • 2 monitored domains
  • 4 competitor domains
  • 12,500 links
  • 200 keywords
  • 4,000 daily rows
  • SSL, hacking and encryption protection

Plan Package $99.90 / month

A slightly more pricey option, the Plan Package comes with: 

  • 4 monitored domains
  • 4 competitor domains
  • 25,000 links
  • 400 keywords
  • 8,000 daily rows
  • 5 users
  • SSL, hacking and encryption protection

Start Package $25.00 / month

Great for those on a budget, the Start Package lets you get your hands on: 

  • 1 monitored domain
  • 2 competitor domains
  • 2,500 links
  • 50 keywords
  • 2,000 daily rows

10D4C Package 249,00 / month

For the big spenders, the 10D4C Package includes: 

  • 10 monitored domains
  • 4 competitor domains
  • 62,500 links
  • 1000 keywords
  • 20,000 daily rows
  • 5 users
  • SSL, hacking and encryption protection

7D4C Package $174.90 / month

For those who need a little more oomph, the 7D4C package hands over: 

  • 7 monitored domains
  • 4 competitor domains
  • 43,750 links
  • 700 keywords
  • 14,000 daily rows
  • 5 users
  • SSL, hacking and encryption protection

5D4C Package $124.90 / month

The reasonably priced 5D4C Package includes: 

  • 5 monitored domains
  • 4 competitor domains
  • 31,250 links
  • 500 keywords
  • 10,000 daily rows
  • 5 users
  • SSL, hacking and encryption protection

Custom Package Price on request

If none of the above packages do it for you, you can contact Monitor Backlinks to enquire about a bespoke package to suit your requirements, be it a small business or an enterprise-level one.

What features does Monitor Backlinks have?

Overview Monitor Backlinks
Overview Monitor Backlinks

The beauty of this backlinks monitoring tool is that it’s so much more than just a backlink checker.  Monitor Backlinks features include:

Backlink Manager

Backlink filters
Backlink filters

We’ll start with the obvious one.  As the name suggests, Monitor Backlinks has a pretty darn good backlink strategy management system.  This feature helps you to: 

  • Acquire new, high-quality backlinks
  • See the number of links you have and referring domains
  • Check the links on your website for bad or spammy ones
  • Check for removed links
  • Check out backlinks pointing to your competition
  • Full backlink management 
  • Check the trust flow, Alexa rank and Moz rank of a page
  • See the anchor text of your link
  • All in all, assess your backlink profile

This comprehensive backlink management system is really all you need to keep on top of the backlinks on your website and make sure that all is as it should be. The intuitive interface guarantees user satisfaction.

Keyword Rank Tracker

Rank Tracker
Rank Tracker

Knowing how you’re doing on Google is super important for any brand.  Monitor Backlink’s Keyword Rank Tracker allows you to: 

  • Check out your site’s keyword rankings on Google
  • Keep track of average keyword position
  • Track keyword changes and the effect on your new backlinks
  • Check out competitor keywords

Disavow Tool

Disavow tool
Disavow tool

This really useful tool lets you: 

  • Identify links
  • Disavow bad links or bad domains

This feature is incredibly handy if you are, or have ever been, susceptible to negative SEO. All you need to do is to export the rules into the Google Webmaster Tools.

Email Reports

Monitor Backlinks sends your reports whizzing to your inbox – so you don’t even need to log onto your account to find out what’s going on with your or your competitors’ site link profile.

What can I use Monitor Backlinks on?

Monitor Backlinks is supported by: 

  • Windows
  • Linux
  • Android
  • iPhone/iPad
  • Mac

Monitor Backlinks – The Pros And Cons

Nobody’s perfect – that’s a fact and, so, as such, we’re going to shine our spotlight on the good bits and not so good bits of Monitor Backlinks: 

The Pros

Value for money – The great choice in price packages for Monitor Backlinks means that there’s a package for any requirement and every budget, starting from just £25 per month. It’s perfect for small businesses, where the CEO doesn’t have as much money to spare for marketers.

Free trial – Monitor Backlinks offers a very generous 29 day free trial – so you can really get a good feel for the application before committing to a paid package. 

Effective backlink management – This tool’s backlink checker and management feature is extremely comprehensive and 100% accurate and effective. 

Keyword tracking – Monitor Backlink’s keyword finding and tracking tool is really useful – particularly as it negates the need to pay for a whole other application to do this for you. 

Support – Monitor Backlinks’ support is reliable and reactive – meaning that you can always get hold of help when you need it. 

The Cons

Email reports – Currently, Monitor Backlinks sends reports every seven days or so and, unfortunately, real time email services are not available so you have to wait a while to find out that a low quality link has been uncovered. 

Keyword tool – Monitor Backlinks doesn’t currently allow you to create organic keyword ranks for words in specific categories. 

Monitor Backlinks alternatives

If the above hasn’t convinced you that Monitor Backlinks is a good fit for you then you might want to try one of the following; 

SEMrush

A full suite for SEO specialists, SEMrush is used by a whopping 6,000,000 worldwide.  Launched in 2008, SEMrush has a lot of tricks up its sleeve including acquiring new links, keywords, and marketing and monitoring tools to get your site to the top.  SEMrush’s pricing is between $99 and $399 per month. 

SE Ranking

London based SE Ranking is a great little all in one SEO software which includes backlink checking, link monitoring, keyword research and social media features.  SE Ranking costs between £23 and £112 a month. 

Rank Watch

Mainly a rank tracking software, international brand, Rank Watch, also features a really effective backlink checker, which can tell you all about your competitors.  Rank Watch’s pricing is between £19 and £294 per month. 

Linkody

A comprehensive app that more or less offers the same features as Monitor Backlinks. Their main selling point is that they offer lots of backlink information metrics such as Spam Score as well as email alerts sent on a daily basis about your competitors’ new links. They also have a free backlink checker. The price ranges from EUR 13.90 up to EUR 138.90.

Conclusion

Unusually, Monitor Backlinks is an SEO tool which is perfected suited to any size of company as is mirrored by its large range of packages.  Firstly, it needs to be noted that this is, in my opinion, the most comprehensive and effective backlink management application out there and, makes it really easy to identify and get rid of any dastardly links and to pinpoint lost links. 

Secondly, and in tandem with this tool being great value for money, the fact that I didn’t need to use a second app for keyword researching and tracking was absolutely a bonus.  I’ve been using Monitor Backlinks for a while now and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend it – in fact, I can’t imagine being without it now. It was a great addition to my online marketing strategies!

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