2. Is it good to have no Money keywords whatsoever?
You should always be very careful about your keywords and how you use them in your content, domain, description or as anchor text. Too many strong money keywords could be a sign of unnatural behavior. If the number of Money Keywords is too low, however, it could affect your rankings. In the end, it always depends on your niche.
This is why we developed the Competitive Landscape Analyzer (CLA). Using this tool, you can take a look at your competitors and see how you blend in. The CLA will help you understand your niche and the acceptable ratios for Money/Compound/Brand/Other Keywords and much more such as Follow/NoFollow ratios too. Armed with this information you can plan to blend in and then outrank your competition.
3. How do you classify your brand name if it is also a money keyword?
If the money keyword is a brand name for you, then you have to classify it as brand e.g. 'nikon' for nikon.com.
But if a competitor ranks for this keyword, it would be a money keyword for them.
This is not a problem generally, but if your domain is cheap-flights-london-new-york.com you should classify 'cheap flights london new york' as a money keyphrase.
5. Can I change the classification for a bunch of keywords?
If you did a bulk keyword classification and chose the wrong option, you can always go back and change this. Tick the "only show already classified keywords" option in the keyword classification view and change the selection for the keywords you didn't classify correctly.
11. What Domain DTOXRISK should I aim for?
Try to get it down to at around 700 or less, which will show as an average DTOXRISK. Make sure that you have the latest disavow file and all the extra backlink sources that you can upload or connect using our APIs and classify at least 80% of your keywords so that we can show you the most accurate Domain DTOXRISK possible.
Don't forget to look at your competitors It is also recommended to check out your competition using Competitive Link Detox (CDTOX) to get a better understanding of your niche.
The risky niches such as the adult niche or the betting niche are much different from other niches. A higher DTOXRISK score can be acceptable for websites in these niches. But it all depends on your competitors. That is why Link Detox allows you to select the theme of your website before starting a report. The niche you select will affect the way how Link Detox calculates the DTOXRISK. Selecting the appropriate theme will give more accurate results. If you do not select any of the suggested themes our system will try to detect your niche automatically, but you should try and help the system if you can.
17. Are some SUSP rules worst than others?
In our classification, we use general rules. Depending on the niche, country, and language there are different factors for a bad link. Therefore, it is not possible to generalize which of our rules are the most dangerous ones. It depends on your website, your niche, your competitors, etc.
If you are in the gambling industry, for instance, links from gambling sites will be considered normal, whereas such links could be considered risky if your site had nothing to do with gambling.
We recommend filtering out all backlinks according to their DTOXRISK. But keep in mind – always double-check the links you’d like to disavow because if you ignore good links, it might also hurt your site's rankings.
22. What is the Thumbs Up/ Thumbs Down function for?
By using the Thumbs Up/ Thumbs Down function, you tell us if you think the link is good or bad. So if you think a link is bad, then give it a Thumbs down. These decisions are taken into account for risk scoring in the re-process step. Your decisions count 100% for you.
If you think that a link is GOOD- Thumbs UP
If you think that a link is BAD- Thumbs DOWN
Don’t forget to re-process your report.
24. Is adding a comment to a disavow file mandatory?
You don't have to add comments to your disavow file, it's optional. These comments are only meant to help you remember the reason behind disavowing some domains. Matt Cutts confirmed that those comments are never seen by a human. However, we know that some webmasters like to include comments to their Disavow file anyways. This is why Link Detox supports a comment function.
Comments are not used by Google. They do not help as part of a Reconsideration Request either. A quote from John Mueller in a hangout said: "The disavow file is something that is processed completely automatically. If you put a lot of text in those comments in the disavow file, then nobody will be looking at them. Those comments are essentially for you, to help you understand the file a little bit better.
25. Should I disavow the page or the whole domain?
It depends on the individual backlink. If you only have one backlink from a certain domain and no other backlinks, then you can disavow the page only. If you have many bad backlinks from the same domain, then it might be better to disavow the entire domain. If you really don't want to be associated with a domain, you should disavow the domain.
Be careful not to disavow the entire domain when you have a spammy link from a blog hosted on WordPress, for example. You don't want to disavow the wordpress.org domain, which has a LRT Power*Trust of 100 according to our Link Research SEO Toolbar.
31. Is there a built in function to e-mail multiple webmasters?
Right from LinkResearchTools and Link Detox, you can use Pitchbox to easily contact webmasters for either link removal or to pitch your product, publication, or website to link to.
LRT provides all the link intelligence and market-leading technology with Link Detox, Link Detox Genesis® (our data-driven, organic algorithm), and the invaluable Link Detox Boost® technology to speed up recovery.