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Application layout

The Title Bar

When you launch SEO SpyGlass, you will see the Title bar in the upper-left corner. Here's the information the title bar carries:

  • the domain name of the currently open project (if applicable);
  • the name, extension (.spy) and location of the file on your computer (for saved projects);
  • application name and version number.

The Menu Bar

The Menu bar offers a set of drop-down menus that give access to SEO SpyGlass settings and project preferences:

  • File: (basic commands related to project files: opening, closing, saving, etc.).
  • Preferences: access to general project and global software settings. There you may configure your backlinks collection settings, disavow file configuration, connect third-party services and accounts, set up a scheduled task, etc.
  • Window: list of supported software shortcuts and key combinations to switch between sections or quickly access some menus.
  • Help: contains your SEO SpyGlass license info, links to help resources.
  • Projects: a drop-down to switch between currently open projects.
  • New: create a new project.
  • Open: load an existing project from your hard drive or from SEO PowerSuite Cloud.
  • Save: save currently open projects.
  • Close: close currently open projects.

The Side Menu

The Side menu allows you to quickly switch between different modules:

  • Backlink Profile: contains the modules with all backlinks included into the current project along with their characteristics, backlinks distribution based on linking domains, anchor details or linked pages, as well as quality and traffic stats.
  • Domain Comparison: contains the modules that allow comparing multiple domains and analyzing their link intersection for competitive research.
  • Domain Strength: a general domain report that shows how your website’s ‘strength’ grows over time.
  • Reports: a module to generate and deliver reports to your clients.
  • Task Manager: task manager menu + the button to Show / Hide Sidebar.

The Task Manager

The Task Manager can be accessed from the bottom left corner of the program window. The Tasks section will show the currently running or queued tasks, which can be paused, stopped, removed from the queue.

  • Pause/Stop the current task, resume it after a pause.
  • Progress bar and Elapsed / Estimated time show the progress of the current task.
  • Task queue shows the list of added tasks to be run.
  • Cancel All button allows to cancel all upcoming tasks, the X icon next to each allows to cancel individual tasks.

History section will show the list of finished/stopped tasks along with details.

  • View Log: check the error log for a certain task if necessary.
  • Clear History: remove the list of all performed tasks from Task Manager.
  • Switch directly to the Task Manager / Scheduler settings.

Buttons and Controls

Backlink Profile > Summary

  • Rebuild Project: update the list of backlinks or re-check their characteristics.
  • Quick PDF Export: export the Backlink Summary table into PDF.

Backlink Profile > other sections

  • Rebuild Project: update the list of backlinks or re-check their characteristics.
  • Hide Summary: minimize the statistical summary to maximize the workspace.
  • Predefined Filters dropdown: select a predefined filter and quickly filter out the backlinks matching the condition (filters vary from section to section).
  • Visualized period: can be adjusted to show the backlink profile growth over a certain period of time.
  • Quick Filter: a field to search by any records in the visible columns.
  • Filtering and Workspace editing: apply custom filters to the workspace, modify the columns displayed in the workspace.
  • Quick CSV Export: export currently visible records to a CSV.

Backlink Profile > Referral Traffic

  • Update Traffic: update stats for the traffic your website receives through the backlinks present in the project (the associated Google Analytics account has to be connected to the project).
  • Linking Domains / Backlink Pages: switch between the views to see the list of linking domains or the full list of backlink pages.
  • Visualized period: can be adjusted to show the referral sessions progress over a certain period of time.

Domain Comparison

  • Add/Remove Domains: enter domains (or load the saved projects) to compare their overall stats and link intersections.

Domain Strength module

  • Update: update all the factors and re-calculate Domain Strength.
  • Cogwheel icon: configure the list of SEO factors included in the module.
  • Export icon: quickly export the results into CSV.

Reports module

  • Publish: export the report using a publishing profile (e.g. email to clients, upload to a site).
  • Share: share the report via a shareable link.
  • Quick Save: save to your hard drive (no publishing profile required).
  • Print: print the report.
  • Click the + button to create a new report template.
  • Click the star button to fill out your company info to brand the reports.
  • Click the pencil icon (on hover) to edit an existing template.
  • Access the context menu to rename, clone, move or delete a template.

Managing Workspaces

Each SEO SpyGlass project contains predefined workspaces in each section of the Backlink Profile module, showing the list of found backlinks along with specific characteristics. In Backlinks and Linking Domains sections, workspaces are totally customizable and allow adding or removing any columns from the table. To edit a workspace click the small arrow button and it will unfold the dropdown menu with the following options:

  • Edit workspace: add or remove columns from the current workspace;
  • Clone workspace: create a new workspace with the same set of columns;
  • Copy workspace to another project: copy the current workspace to any other SEO SpyGlass project;
  • Remove: delete the current workspace from the project. 

By clicking the + on the right to existing workspaces, you can create a new workspace.

You can also edit the current workspace by clicking the square button at the top right, or by clicking on the header of any column in the workspace: rename the workspace and adjust the list of columns displayed in it. The columns can be re-arranged by drag-n-dropping.

To quickly sort out the records in a workspace you can use the predefined filters, use Quick Search field to search by any records in visible columns, or apply custom filter(s) to the workspace (those will be saved if you save the project file). The filters can be combined together to create a complex filtering condition.