Link Scanner - How to use ‘Help me find pages’

'Help me find pages' streamlines link discovery and research. Included below are search combinations to help quickly and effectively create scans.

The ‘Help me find pages’ tool in the Affluent Link Scanner streamlines link research and analysis. With ‘Help me find pages’ finding broken links, out of stock links, potential links and competitor intelligence has never been easier. Even if you don’t know which affiliates are posting links to your program or where to find your competitor’s affiliate links, Affluent can help. 


There are two parts to “Help me find pages”: 

  1. Keyword search - required
  2. Website filter - optional, if you leave it blank it defaults to google.com 

Suggested search combinations 

Keywords

Website Filter

Pages Returned

Suggestions

Advertiser top search keywords e.g. top running shoes

Blank (Google.com)

The top Google results for the advertisers keywords. 

Use the keywords included on the affiliate program’s listing page of their network - these are the terms publishers will be targeting and are approved by the brand.

Advertiser top search keywords  e.g. top running shoes

Publisher website 

(e.g. Buzzfeed)

The top pages on a specific website for the advertisers keywords. 

Run publisher specific reports and share the results with them, help publishers increase their commissions by finding 404 and out of stock items. 

Advertiser name/brand and ‘reviews’

Blank

(Google.com)

The top Google result for reviews of the advertiser - pages directly referencing the advertiser. 

Googling a product + review indicates high intent, ensuring link health and quality is vital for a frictionless conversion. 

Advertiser name/brand and ‘reviews’

Publisher website 

(e.g. Buzzfeed)

Top page results on a specific website for reviews of the advertiser.

This is the last click, the point at which a broken link could be make or break. Start with your top referring publishers, or those who’ve recently had a decline in revenue/commission (perhaps due to broken links or a competitor poaching your link). 

Competitor and ‘review’

Blank

(Google.com)

Top Google results for reviews of the competitor. 

Easily identify the publisher websites promoting competitors. 

Competitor and ‘review’

Publisher website 

(e.g. Buzzfeed)

Publisher specific competitor intelligence.

Identify potential links to switch. 

Guide plus “holiday or celebration”

Blank

(Google.com)

Gift guides, listicles, round ups with affiliate links. 

Think creatively!

E.g. Mothers’ day gift guide or Top Black Friday Deals


Adding pages to a scan

Use ‘Actions> Select All Shown’ to add the 10 pages displayed to the scan or ‘Select All Results’ to add all found pages to the scan. 

Pages can also be selected individually using the plus (+) icon. Individual pages can also be removed from the scan by clicking the trash icon. 

Running multiple searches

After adding pages to a scan you can run additional searches. Clear the search box, enter the new search terms and click ‘search’. Then continue to add additional pages to the scan.