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What is the site-wide filter?

Christoph C. Cemper
posted this on August 27, 2012 09:47

Our Sitewide Links-Filter is a filter that removes huge numbers of links from a certain domain to now skew results.

This means if you have a site-wide link from a domain from e.g. 1000 sub-pages, and the site-wide filter is set to 5 by default that means that 995 of those subpage-links will be removed from the report.

By this we manage to present better statistics on link metrics, because a link from 1000 sub-pages simply doesn't equate 1000 links, but rather one and a bit. By showing and calculating the strongest 5 sub-pages for such site-wide links we already overweight them, but not to the extend as you find it in other tools where every single sub-page link is counted.

The sitewide link filter thereby results in lower absolute link counts as compared to other tools or e.g. huge link list uploads.

This reduction in links is your advantage as you see a more realistic picture of your backlink profile,
but in tools like QBL and BLP this filter can be disabled (at the cost of longer processing and sometimes heavily skewed statistics).

In Link Detox this filter cannot be disabled, as it would hurt some of the detox rules. 

 

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roger janik
Server Side Design

Thank you for explaining this Chris. My question is 'what if the 995 other links are toxic or suspicious?'  Should we be concerned with disavowing them in addition the the 5 linkDetox found? (for example)?

March 13, 2013 14:35
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Christoph C. Cemper
CEMPER.COM

Hi Roger,

Yes. In fact we already do suggest a domain-wide disavow when exporting data from Link Detox for such cases. 


Christoph

March 13, 2013 16:46
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roger janik
Server Side Design

Thanks Chris- its easy to do a domain-wide disavow in Bing but not so much in Google... unless you know a way?

March 14, 2013 00:38
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NA

Roger, it works with "domain:"

March 14, 2013 09:41
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Emmett Brady Emmett Brady
WorldEscape

hello,  where or how to I find ->>>>   tools like QBL and BLP.  I tried searching for them but I cannot locate 

Any ideas ?

 

March 15, 2013 11:18
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Christoph C. Cemper
CEMPER.COM

Emmett, 

it looks like you only have the "Link Detox" account, but the other tools like QBL or BLP are part of the full Link Research Tools product.

We have a comparison between the different plans here http://www.linkresearchtools.com/products-overview/

 

March 18, 2013 15:30
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henry

Oh such a shame I just terminated my link detox tool after waiting hours to get the results but it just stucked at 99%

March 19, 2013 20:42
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James Foster

MY report has been stuck at 99% for about 15 hours now... are you sure it's still going?

March 19, 2013 20:53
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Daniela Wilding
CEMPER.COM

James, yes this can be normal! If you are not sure, please write a message to feedback@linkresearchtools.com and we will check the report for you manually if everything is ok.

Henry, in such cases you can also contact the support team via feedback@linkresearchtools.com.

We will gladly help you!

March 20, 2013 08:34
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henry

Hi Daniela,

I turned it off because I thought when I terminate it I just pause the process and will get the results made so far :)

Thanks for your email

March 20, 2013 12:42
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Ankur Vakil

Is there a way to figure out if said domain with my site's link on it actually is a site wide or not side wide link? 

I understand you list every link from said domain, but i'd like at least a column that has "site wide" or "not side wide" marked off.    Is there a way to at least access that data?

June 19, 2013 02:16
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Daniela Wilding
CEMPER.COM

Ankur, if one domain is in the DTOX results 5 times then it is a sitewide link.

But we are already working on improvements to make it easier for you.

 

If you want to see all the sitewide links you need to start a BLP (Backlink Profiler)

June 19, 2013 10:09
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Trevor Ayers
Online Performance Marketing

I am clarifying a comment from above concerning the domain disavow. Will the export automatically include the domains to disavow that have been excluded from our report?

 

Thanks,

June 19, 2013 18:53
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Daniela Wilding
CEMPER.COM

Trevor, in the google disavow export you always export the suspicious and tocix backlinks which you see which means if you use some filters they will get taken into account in the export as well. If you have sitewide links you will get asked if you want to disavow the whole domain.

June 20, 2013 08:14
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Traian Neacsu
Pitstop Media Inc.

not sure about something...

If we uploaded 10k URLs for analysis why do we get "Filtered 65,316 Links out"?

June 27, 2013 23:12
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Daniela Wilding
CEMPER.COM

NTM, I guess the reason is the sitewide and dropped links filter. Could you send us an e-mail to feedback@linkresearchtools.com? Then we can check your report more in detail

July 01, 2013 08:21
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matthew hunt

can we not still get to that list to download them?  the ones that were filtered?

July 04, 2013 23:37
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Daniela Wilding
CEMPER.COM

Matthew, in the new Link Detox version you are able to see how many sitewide links a domain has (in the columns), but if you want to see the actual sitewide links you will have to start a BLP report.

Please note that DTOX and BLP have different sources. The DTOX includes all the backlinks you have, not only current ones but also historical backlinks. The BLP just shows you your current backlinks, meaning you just see the real- data at the moment.

July 05, 2013 08:29
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Artour Rakhimov

It seems that by keeping only 5 backlinks from a domain (by default),  you confuse 2 different topics: SEO value of these links on SERP and preparation of a disavow file for Google.

Yes, for SEO and SERP, site-wide backlinks in a footer is not worth their numbers.

But for finding toxic backlinks, one should choose to disavow either a domain or URLs only. If only 5 backlinks left in a system and reports, and if I want to disavow only some backlinks, then many URLs will be missing....  Hence, you need to keep all backlinks and create 2 different windows to disavow only domains, and only URLs, but in a such way that disavowed domains are automatically excluded from the second window with toxic URLs only. 

Google provided 2 choices, and based on these choices the system should be built.

Am I missing something?

July 30, 2013 10:07
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Daniela Wilding
CEMPER.COM

Artour,

In case you really want to check the sitewide links you can use the BLP.

We recommend you to watch this video by Matt Cutts about common disavow mistakes.

One of them is to disavow only the single pages but not the whole domain.

http://searchengineland.com/googles-matt-cutts-on-common-disavow-link-tool-mistakes-162804

July 30, 2013 11:01
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Artour Rakhimov

Thanks, Daniela,

I have seen this Matt Cutts video. 

July 30, 2013 11:47