Question: Backlink Monitor reports “No Backlink Found” for many of my backlink URLs, but when I manually check those sites, I find a working backlink. What’s wrong?
Answer: There are two common causes for this behavior.
1) Make sure that the Root URL domain name is EXACTLY the same as the domain that your backlinks point to. If your backlinks do not use “www”, then do not include the “www” prefix on your Root URL. If you use a mix of domain names and you want Backlink Monitor to detect them all, use the “Domain Alias” feature in Advanced Project Settings to tell Backlink Monitor that these are the same site.
3) If the website sends the link through a URL shortener or redirection URL, then it’s not a direct backlink to your site. You must either include that URL shortener in Backlink Monitor’s settings (Settings > Analysis Settings), or include the redirected URL in your Backlink URLs list.
For example, these are some sites that use a redirected/shortened URL:
If none of these applies to your specific situation, feel free to open a support ticket with us. Remember to send your Root URL and some sample backlink URLs that Backlink Monitor is missing so that we can look into it for you.