How to find bad backlinks and remove them from your website
Bad backlinks are that poor quality, spam backlinks that point to your website from other destinations. These bad backlinks are not only poor from the search engine ranking perspective, they can be detrimental to the image of your site. These are toxic links that can be manually detected and then disallowed before they ruin the reputation of your site.
There are several ways to find bad backlinks and remove them one of the most effective ones is the use of Google webmaster tools. Simply click on the Google Webmaster tools and from here you can export all the backlinks on your website. Simply click on the “search traffic” option, before clicking on the option that states “Links to your website”. You will be directed to a new page where you can simply click on “more” option which is available on “who links the most” module. From here you can simply choose “download more sample links” option, which will give you the lists of good and bad backlinks in CSV format. From here you can check the domains of backlinks that are not available in Google index, before removing them manually
•Automated backlink discovery– this feature connects your website to Google analytics, hence you will receive email alerts once you get backlinks or lose backlinks. This feature will help you conduct an instant analysis on your backlinks.
• New links alert– This feature will monitor your competitors and then send you email alert when your competitors receive new links that has excellent SEO value. You may want to target such links in order to avoid looking for the wrong ones.
• The keyword rank checker– This feature will monitor the keywords you use on your web contents and how such keywords are ranked in Google.
Other features that are normally included in bad backlink checker software include; External link counts, expiration dates of backlinks, import/export of backlinks, Domain and page authorities of backlinks, Trust and citation flows of backlinks.
Backlink monitor apps are very effective in not only checking bad backlinks, they also help you determine whether your backlinks are not down but active. It should be noted that monitoring backlinks save time and hassle of checking for bad backlinks always. You need key tools and metrics that can help you monitor large amounts of data, this will definitely help you become well-organized.