LinkPatrol WP plugin is an out of then box plugin to clean up your blog link profile. This plugin detects all the external links on your blog and with the intuitive dashboard you can quickly nofollow or unlink those links.
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Hey guys, Harsh here and today we will be looking into one awesome plugin that is going to be very useful for your blog. So this plugin which I am talking about is very useful especially after the google penguin update, where you to take control of all the links which is going away from your blog. so one of the thumb rule that we all follow is that you should not link out to the domains which are of spamming in nature or which does not add any value, maybe lets say you are writing about a particular post and for some reason you have to link out to any domain for any reference which is maybe a hacking website or maybe a website which is distributing software’s for free, so what you can do is that you can add a no follow tag.
Now that is one of the usages. now another thing like maybe if you are a blogger from last couple of years and if you are allowing others to come and guest post on your blog, a lot has changed in terms of guest blogging and for you it’s quite important that you don’t follow those links which are not relevant for your particular blog. So for example, if a food blogger came on your blog and guest posted and your blog is all about technology or anything else and you are linking out to that food blogger, it does not make sense. So from the SEO prospective of course, so what you can do is that you can simply add a no follow tag that is what is suggested by google.
Now the biggest challenge here is that how you can find all the links of your blog and work on it without going and editing every post of your blog. So this is where this particular plugin which I am going to review today and show you how it works is going to be useful for you. So the plugin name is LinkPatrol which is developed by search engine and I use it for my main blog and in this video, I am using it on my other blog and let me show you how this works.
So this is a premium plugin, you need to go ahead and download this plugin. so you can download it after watching this video, I will also share a coupon code which will help you to save money and so once you have downloaded and installed and activated this plugin, you will see the LinkPatrol option here. So the very first thing that you would be doing is going to the Scanner. Now one thing which I want to talk about the Scanner, it’s pretty fast, it’s blazingly fast. I have used Broken Link Checker plugin and other plugin; usually they take like hours, sometimes days to complete the scan. In my case, whenever I use this scanner of LinkPatrol, it takes hardly 2-5 minutes depending upon how big your blog is. So that is something very useful, so let’s wait for some time.
So all right, here you can see 56 seconds to scan my blog which has more than 2000 blogposts. So once that is done, you can click on Reports and this is the dashboard that you will be getting. Here you can see the number of posts and number of links and all other details like which domain you are linking out the most and who is most generous author of your blog who is giving out the maximum links. so here I can see ‘Viren Baid’ is someone who has been liking all the links, good Viren, that’s a nice thing, I mean if you are linking out to good place and similarly the best thing if you note is like in 56 seconds, it scanned my 1794 posts and also found 6500+ links, so that’s like awesome. Something I wish if they actually add the feature of broken link checker and fixing in this particular plugin but that’s a different thing. So let’s go ahead and see how to use this plugin.
So here you click on Domain report over here and then you will be landing on this page and here you can see the domain name and the number of posts having the links to this particular domain. the number of total links , you can also click on that to see the post or the detail of the post which have the link and number of authors, so what you can do is quickly from here, so basically if you have linked out to any domain which of not a great nature, you can simply no follow by clicking here or if a link which is already broken, you can simply click on Strip in front of the domain name, click on Update and all your links and all the links which you have selected for no follow have no follow tag and for the strip one, the links will be removed. So that’s very useful feature and this hosting by this blog is quite slow so anyways let’s go. Now here is another thing like once you have done doing that, so what you can do is like you can just simply open a new domain link of the domain on a new tab and you can see what this domain is all about.
you can also use any SEO ad on to see the SEO record of this particular domain if this domain has good page rank, good Semrush rank and mostly it’s a good domain and that’s a quick way to judge it and so similarly from the first point where I click on the number of links, you can see that these are the post which are linking out to this particular link or domain, I can simply click on Edit and it will open the post section and I can make changes to the link itself. So I will add a very useful tip at the bottom which is very useful for affiliate marketers, so before that lets look at the other feature of this plugin. You can click on No follow/Strip and here you can see the list of the domain that you have No follow or you have stripped. Now Strip means that the link is removed.
So that’s a quick way to look at it and then it also has Settings option where you can enable, your editors can access LinkPatrol report. now another very useful feature here which you are going to enjoy is; you can also export the data as CSV, so basically what it will do for you, so let’s say if you are a busy blogger and you found a link which is linking out to a particular domain and so you can have the list of all the posts with the list of the links, you can give the CSV file to your editor or a virtual assistant and he can make changes for you. so that’s going to be very handy for you and similarly here I have the list of domain and you can export the list of domain name and you can use any SEO tool to quickly check the domain authority, page rank of that particular domain, so this is again very useful for you and so pretty much that’s it and this plugin is something that is going to be very useful especially if your blog is affected by penguin or you have a blog where you add to many links and you don’t have too much of edited, you don’t manually audit all the blogpost going live on your WordPress blog and as I said, this plugin, you can use coupon code Shoutmeloud15, I have already added the coupon at the bottom in the description, you can use that to save some money when you buy this plugin.
So here is one thing that I have used and this is very useful for the affiliate marketers. The thing is that if you are running an old blog; let’s say 3-4 year old blog and you might have linked out many domains. Now back in those days, affiliate marketing was not that popular. Now most of the product site or service site has their own affiliate program that you can join and you can make money out of it, so what you need to is that you need to go and look at the domain name. For example, even the iTunes app have affiliate program right now. So you can simply go to all those post and start editing the links with your replacing the link feature and imagine if you do that with almost all the old blogpost, you will end up creating a huge revenue with the help of affiliate marketing.
Well pretty much that’s it from me now. If you have any question regarding this plugin, you can feel free to let me know via comments. If you want me to review any another plugin, you can also let me know via comments or drop me an email at [email protected] and if you enjoyed this video, you can subscribe to my channel and hit like button. Thank you for watching, this is Harsh.