View Poll Results: How often do you audit your backlinks?

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  • I have audited backlinks within the past month.

    3 33.33%
  • I have audited backlinks within the past three months.

    1 11.11%
  • I have audited backlinks within the past six months.

    1 11.11%
  • I have audited backlinks within the past year.

    0 0%
  • I have audited backlinks within the past couple years.

    0 0%
  • I have audited backlinks within the past five years.

    1 11.11%
  • I have audited backlinks, but its been more than five years.

    0 0%
  • I have never audited backlinks.

    3 33.33%
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    Question How often do you audit your backlinks?

    Earlier today I was reading an article from the SEMrush Blog: Google Penalties Research: Detecting and Dealing with Unnatural Inbound Links.

    Personally, I've never conducted an audit of the backlinks to our sites. The closest I have come is looking at Google Search Console at inbound links to sites of mine, and sometimes noticing inbound links created when content was stolen from a site of ours with the result that a large number of inbound links appeared from the site holding the stolen content. In that case I might file a DMCA complaint with Google to get them to remove the stolen content from their search index.

    But I know many webmasters pay significant attention to their backlink profile, using a wide variety of tools like ahref, Majestic, MOZ or SEMrush to name a few.

    So, for this week's poll I ask how often you audit your backlinks. Besides voting in the poll, please let us know in a post the tools you use, the the actions you take based on information you glean, and your general thoughts about backlink audits.

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    Can I add a choice, "Not often enough but plan to do it more often in the future"?

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    I have just started after attending IGB London in Feb.. its a handful but I know it is worth it.

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    I do the backlink check and cleanup about once every 6 months. I also have backlink notificiations enabled so when I see very bad links in there or get a real attack of "garbage" I do an extra cleanup.

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    I audit on the 1st and 15th of each month. If you stay on top of it, it should take 30 minutes maximum each time for a total of 1 hour per month. If you are lazy and fall behind then you can find yourself in a time consuming drain + be faced with penalties, etc. Auditing backlinks is important. You're failing if you're not auditing twice per month.

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    I do it once a month and think, that will be enough. Above all it is important to check if there are bad backlinks.

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