Filtering & Sorting

There are two ways to filter the current links set.

Filters are not automatically cleared when changing the links set. For example, If you have set a filter while viewing all the links for a domain, when you select a page, instead of showing all the links for that page, only the links for that page that pass the filters will be shown.

Operators

There are currently 6 available operators:

  • : This operator filters links based on equality. Values must be the same in order for the filter to pass. For example, if we are filtering a keyword with the value “red apples” then links with that exact keyword will be shown. Keywords like “red apples in nyc” will be discarded.
  • not : This operator is the same as the previous one, but instead of including links matching the same value, it includes all links without the value to filter.
  • contains: This operator is more forgiving than the first one in that it does a partial match rather than a exact match. For example, when using this operator with the value “apples”, the following links will be included: “apples”, “red apples”, “apples in nyc”, “spicy applesauce”
  • any of: This operator filters all links based on equality on a group of values. Each value must be separated by a coma. This is similar to the  = one, the difference is this operator can filter more than one value at a time. For example, if the value is 100, 20 and the field is “cost”, then all links costing either 100 or 20 will be included.
  • higher than: This operator performs a > operation. If the value is 50 and the field is “cost”, then all links costing more than 50 (starting from 51) will be shown.
  • lower than: This operator is the same as the higher than operator,  but is performs a < operation.

Quick Filters

You may add a single filter by selecting the field to filter, the operator to use for the filtering and the value to filter from the filter bar located below the context tabs.

To apply the filter, hit return (enter) after entering the filter value.

 

If you are missing some links, chances are you have a filter in place you forgot to clear. To clear a filter click on the close icon next to the filter value field:

 

Multiple Filters

LinkBox supports more than one filter at the same time. When multiple filters are applied, the result set is an intersection of all the resulting sets.

For example, if you had the following links:

  • keyword: “red apples”
  • cost: 30

 

  • keyword: “brown apples”
  • cost: 0

 

  • keyword: “when will my apples turn red”
  • cost: 23

 

  • keyword: “sweet sauce recipe”
  • cost: 13

 

If you set the filters:

  • field: ‘keyword‘, operator: ‘contains‘, value: ‘apples
  • field: ‘cost‘, operator: ‘higher than‘, value: ’20’

The set for the first filter would be:

  • keyword: “red apples”
  • cost: 30

 

  • keyword: “brown apples”
  • cost: 0

 

  • keyword: “when will my apples turn red”
  • cost: 23

The second filter would then take this set and apply its filter, the final result for the two filters would be:

  • keyword: “red apples”
  • cost: 30

 

  • keyword: “when will my apples turn red”
  • cost: 23

To add more than one filter, click on the “advanced” button next to the filter value field, then click on the “add filter” button to add a new filter. Filters will be applied after hitting enter (return) on the filter value field.

Sorting (BETA)

You may also sort links by clicking on the field name in the backlinks grid.

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