EmbeddedAnalytics "InboundLinkAlerts" is a service which alerts you via email when new external links are discovered referencing your website.
Ideal for marketing personnel and members of your organization responsible for Online Reputation Management (ORM). Benchmarks have shown alerts are received within hours of link creation; much quicker than traditional alerting methods relying on search engine crawling methods. The short notification time-span allows you to more effectively respond to what is being said about you on the web.
How it works
After creating an account and granting EmbeddedAnalytics an access token for your Analytics data, you choose the different GA profiles on which to create alerts. InboundLinkAlerts then performs a series of queries to create a data-warehouse of all existing links to your site (based on the ga:source and ga:referralpath dimensions). Then, at a user-configurable frequency (e.g. every couple hours), the service performs queries against your GA data. If and when new links are found it sends you an alert email.
InboundLinkAlerts vs. Google Alerts
It's no secret you can already use Google to find your inbound links. And you can also create a Google Alert to notify you. But these technologies rely on crawling and indexing, which can sometimes be days before links are detected. Because Inbound LinkAlerts is based directly on your Google Analytics data, the time for detection/notification is much lower. 1
Pricing depends on the number of existing source links referencing your site. Use the grid below. You can get a realtime quote for any profile once you have created an account and alert. The first 30 days of the service are free and don't require a credit card.
(based on the number of source/referring links to your site)
|Number of Profile Source Links||Cost|
|0 - 250||Free|
|251 - 1,000||$4.95/year|
|1,001 - 2,500||$9.95/year|
|2,501 - 5,000||$14.95/year|
1 - Link detection is not immediate. There is latency/delay before data is available through the Google Analytics API. Through our own benchmarking we estimate this is typically between 1 and 4 hours.