One of the most popular SEO tools in Raven is our link monitor. Last October we completely rewrote the link monitoring system to improve its overall performance—and to enable us to add features.
The link monitor used to provide limited options: to be alerted when the link text, link URL or mozRank changed or if nofollow was added or removed from the link.
We’re excited to announce several new monitoring options:
You now can control the frequency of when links are checked. The new settings support the ability to check link records weekly, daily or monthly. Previously, you could only check link records monthly.
Choose link status
You can now choose exactly which link statuses you want checked. You can select from one or more of the Requested, Active and Inactive statuses. Previously, the system would automatically check for changes to all of those statuses.
Number of links on page
We’ve had numerous requests to monitor and report on the addition and subtraction of links that appear on a page. The link monitor now provides the option to check the link sum of each page, and it will alert you if there’s a significant change in the addition or subtraction of links.
You can now specify custom alert thresholds for changes in mozRank, Page Authority and the number of links on a page.
To find and adjust the new link monitoring settings, click the “Link Alerts” link at the bottom of the Link Manager.