SEO Backlink Monitor


SEO Backlink Monitor is a WordPress plugin that lets you track your Link Building campaign. Add your link and check if it is do follow or no follow (desktop and mobile user agent), live or not. It can auto-check all your links with wp-cron (you can select the frequency) and get a report to your email address, when a link changes its state.

It is a modified/optimized version by Active Websight from the original Backlink Monitoring Manager (v0.1.3); special thanks to Syed Fakhar Abbas <3.


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This section describes how to install the plugin:

  1. Upload the seo-backlink-monitor folder to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress


May 1, 2022
Dear users (and developers) of SEO Backlink Monitor, The bad raters of this plugin just have no idea what they’re talking about, and I want to correct their false-assumptions about this plugin. SEO Backlink Monitor does exactly what it’s meant for. Admins enter the most important backlinks manually into it, by adding the link source, target and (optional) a description. The plugin then checks, if those links still exists, and shows their status. There a some settings an a mass import feature. You can check them automatically or trigger the link-check manually. That’s actually all. What it doesn’t do is, fetch your backlinks from other SEO tools. This is just not, what it was made for. And that’s okay, since all the Sistrix, Majestics and Ahrefs out there find a lot of useless garbage links created by scrapers and bots. As a serious SEO expert, you wouldn’t want a plugin to bloat your database with that. You instead will want to select the most powerful and precious links for monitoring. So, what’s the benefit? It helps you keep an eye on your hard-earned backlinks. If you lose one, you can intervene and ask the webmaster for a reason. Some backlinks disappear by accident, and you will never know if you don’t track them. This is where SEO Backlink Monitor comes in handy! How to use? Install it on all your WP websites. Enter all backlinks to the specific website you happen to find (or manage to organize). From time to time, let the plugin check your (hopefully growing) list of backlinks. This way, you can be sure not to lose links or waste time organizing links that silently disappear after a while. A word to the developers… Please keep developing this important SEO tool! It’s unique in the WP ecosystem. Cheers!
December 18, 2021
I don’t mean to ruin the plugins rating, but this plugin doesn’t seem to do anything, it didn’t find a single backlink, even though i tried it 3 times. I also tried finding backlinks using various free websites and all of those found backlinks, from 237 all the way to 13500, but this plugin found zero, so correct me if i’m wrong, but that means it does not work.
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Contributors & Developers

“SEO Backlink Monitor” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.


“SEO Backlink Monitor” has been translated into 2 locales. Thank you to the translators for their contributions.

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  • UPDATED: tested up to WP 6.4.3 and PHP 8.2
  • UPDATED: language files
  • REFACTOR: SEO_Backlink_Monitor_Parent_WP_List_Table now extends WP_List_Table
  • FIXED: protect against xss (thanks to Dimas Maulana)


  • UPDATED: tested up to WP 6.1.1
  • FIXED: replace session with db options (site health check, thanks to @divvy)


  • ADDED: save/output http status code from linkchecker (maybe some sites are blocking request or page not found); hover over icon to see status code
  • ADDED: check links with random user agent
  • FIXED: compare links (linkTo and linkFrom) both with decoded htmlentities
  • FIXED: output links in edit-form with htmlentities (so they are the same as stored in DB)
  • FIXED: JS: reset search didn’t reset column select


  • ADDED: every link now gets checked additionally with mobile user agent
  • ADDED: JS: pressing enter key on “search links” triggers search
  • CHANGED: update language files
  • FIXED: JS: each click on table head column now correctly loads new data (did trigger multiple times)
  • FIXED: link IDs didn’t increment when inserting multiple links (resulted in deletion of all links inserted at the same time)
  • FIXED: use correct esc function to save links to database (esc_url_raw instead of esc_url)


  • ADDED: multi-import links
  • ADDED: option to define backlinks-table results per page
  • CHANGED: make backlinks-table search caseinsensitive
  • CHANGED: make all links lowercase for proper validation


  • CHANGED: for privacy reasons now all displayed links in ‘List of Backlinks’ have the attribute ‘rel=”noopener noreferrer”‘


  • Initial release – modified version of Backlink Monitoring Manager by Syed Fakhar Abbas <3
  • ADDED: notes on every link
  • ADDED: auto-check links with wp-cron
  • ADDED: get email report of auto-checked links with changed status
  • ADDED: settings – auto-check links with wp-cron, send email report, display or hide notes
  • ADDED: .pot file and translations – german and german formal