Google has just added a new feature to webmaster tools that allows you to download the latest links and sort them by date. In the midst of a backlink notification nightmare for some webmasters this new tool is a gift for many search engine optimization experts.
Why Would you use this Tool?
Say you recently got an unnatural link notification in Google in Webmaster Tools. The new Download Latest Links tool will allow you to grab the more recent links pointed at your site and easily sort them. You can then review the links and decide which ones are causing the notifications to be sent. The next step is the hardest, in which, you need to ask the webmaster to remove the link pointing at your site. On a personal note, I think it is ridiculous that Google is actually asking webmaster to reach-out and remove links from other websites. But hey, it is what it is.
Let’s take a look at this tool. Click the image to enlarge.
It’s pretty straightforward really. You just click the option to download the latest links. After that, you get to choose either Google Docs or CSV.
So there you go! Google Webmaster Tools now has the option to download the latest links. Search engine optimization experts are excited about this new feature. But overall, I’m going to go on record and say that Google still has a long way to go before this whole external linking penalty scenario they have created is resolved. It’s just a mess and they need to keep working at clarifying and simplifying what they expect from website owners. The good news is that SEO Inc. does have a solid handle on how to deal with these situations. We have a very high success rate when it comes to getting sites back in the index. Contact us now to learn how we can help your site.