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Backlinks Site Explorer



The Backlinks Site Explorer provides:         
  • Backlink Metrics
  • Top Referring TLDs (Top Level Domains)
  • New & Lost Backlinks
  • Top Anchors
Use this report for research and to share with clients in white label web marketing dashboards and PDF reports (refer to special instructions in the sections below).

This research tool requires Ahrefs integration.
Backlinks Site Explorer
 


Launch the Site Explorer

            
 
Enter a URL

Enter the domain or page, and select from the list of Mode options: 
  • Exact URL
  • Domain (excluding Subdomains): domain/* (domain without subdomains)
  • Domain (including Subdomains): *.domain/* (domain with all its subdomains)
  • Prefix (domain.com/path/*)
Click the Search button

Backlinks Site Explorer enter URL




Backlinks Site Explorer Example

            
 
All Options Enabled

In this example, all report sections are set to Show.  Descriptions of each report section can be found below.
Rank Ranger Backlinks Site Explorer




Backlink Metrics Overview

 
Backlink Totals and Types

The Backlink Metrics report section includes the number of:
  • Total Backlinks
  • Referring Pages
  • Referring Domains
  • Referring Subnets
  • Referring IPs
  • Indexed URLs
  • Governmental backlinks
  • Educational backlinks
And a breakdown of Backlink Types:
  • Text
  • Nofollow
  • Dofollow
  • Redirect
  • Image

Backlink Metrics




Top Referring TLDs Chart

 
Unique Referring Top Level Domains

The Top Referring TLDs pie chart displays a breakdown of the referral sources by top level domain of the backlinks.             
Backlinks Top Referring TLDs




New & Lost Backlinks Graph

 
Backlinks Graph

The Backlinks Graph provides a visual comparison of newly acquired backlinks vs. lost backlinks.
new and lost backlinks




Referring Domains Top Anchors

 
Top Anchor Text from Referring Domains

Domain Anchors are presented in number and percentage of referring domains. 

Referring Domains Top Anchors




Referring Pages Top Anchors

 
Top Anchor Text from Referring Pages

Page anchor text is displayed in number and percentage of referring pages.
 
Referring Pages Top Anchors




Report Options

 
backlinks site explorer report options Show or Hide report sections:
  • Backlink Metrics
  • Top Referring TLDs (Top Level Domains)
  • New & Lost Backlinks
  • Top Anchors
Click the Apply Changes button.

 


Add to White Label PDF Report

              
 

This report can be added manually in the PDF Report interface or by clicking the gear icon and selecting Add to PDF Reports.  

Add to PDF Reports



Enter URL and Select Mode

Regardless of where the report is added, it is important that you expand Report Options and enter the site's URL and select the Mode that you want the report based on:
  • Exact URL
  • Domain (excluding Subdomains): domain/* (domain without subdomains)
  • Domain (including Subdomains): *.domain/* (domain with all its subdomains)
  • Prefix (domain.com/path/*)

Backlinks Site Explorer URL settings



Example PDF Report

Example of Backlinks Site Explorer PDF report




Add to Marketing Dashboard

              
 

This report can be added manually in the Marketing Dashboard interface or by clicking the gear icon and selecting Add to Web Dashboard.  

Add to web marketing dashboard


Enter URL and Select Mode

Regardless of where the report is added, it is important that you expand Report Options and enter the site's URL and select the Mode that you want the report based on:
  • Exact URL
  • Domain (excluding Subdomains): domain/* (domain without subdomains)
  • Domain (including Subdomains): *.domain/* (domain with all its subdomains)
  • Prefix (domain.com/path/*)

Backlinks Site Explorer URL settings



Example of Backlinks Site Explorer Report in a Marketing Dashboard

Example of Backlinks Site Explorer report in web marketing dashboard




Add to PDF Report


Conveniently add a report or graph with its current settings to a PDF report by hovering over the gold gear icon and selecting Add to PDF Reports

add report to PDF


Select the PDF Report that you want the report or graph added to
             
select white label report

Drag the new report or graph into the position you want it to display in the PDF and confirm that the Date settings do not conflict with the automated scheduling settings.

PDF Report Settings - Ahrefs - Site Explorer

Reports and graphs can be added to automated PDF reports via the report screen (as described above) or manually in the PDF Report Content screen. If the report is added via the:
  • report screen, then begin by clicking the Edit button corresponding to the report
  • PDF Report Content screen, then click the Add Report button and select the Campaign name and Report: Ahrefs - Site Explorer.

Report Settings



Enter the URL (domain or page).

Select the Mode of the URL
  • Exact URL: matches the results only if the exact URL matches the search engine result
  • Domain (excluding Subdomains): domain/* (domain without subdomains)URL
  • Domain (including Subdomains): *.domain/* (domain with all its subdomains)URL
  • Prefix (domain.com/path/*) 
Hide or Show Report Sections by moving the slider to the right of each selection.
  • Backlink Metrics 
  • Top Referring TLDs
  • New & Lost Backlinks
  • Top Anchors



Add to Marketing Dashboard


Conveniently add a report or graph with its current settings to a marketing dashboard:

1. Hover over the gold gear icon and select Add to Marketing Dashboard
2. Select the Dashboard (campaign name)
3. Select the Dashboard Page that you want the report added to


add report to PDF


4. Click the "Go to Dashboard" link to further customize the report (e.g., drag it to a specific position on the page, change date settings, etc.)
             



Refer to the Report Options section for details regarding the display settings, filters and sort options available for this report.

The report date (or date range) is governed by the selected Dashboard date option: Date Selection or Fixed Periods, learn more...

  • Daily reports default to the last day of the selected period
  • Weekly and monthly reports default to 1 month of data
To change the number of weeks or months displayed in a specific report, click the gear icon for any marketing dashboard report element and expand the Date option section, enter the number and click the Save Button.
 
marketing dashboard report date options




Add to Client Dashboard


Customize Report for Client Dashboard

Client Dashboards display our default report options for each individual report and graph until you modify them. To customize the display of the report, expand the Report Options section, change the settings and click the Apply Changes button.

Then expand Report Options again and hover over the Save icon and select Save as Default for Client Dashboard.

report options

After saving the Client Dashboard default, any changes that you make to the report options will not affect the display in the Client Dashboard unless you overwrite it by following these instructions again.


Enable the Report or Graph to display in the Client Dashboard

Open the Campaign Settings > Client Dashboard screen and check the box corresponding to the report(s) you want displayed in the dashboard, and then click the Save button. 

access permissions to client dashboard


Refer to Client Dashboard Settings documentation for additional instructions for customizing your dashboard.



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