Link Audit Pricing

Link Audit prices are calculated using the number of backlinks reported by the LRT Power*Trust Browser Extension, which is free and available for Firefox and Chrome. This extension will generally report a much higher number of backlinks than you would find with Majestic, SEMRush, Ahrefs, or Moz. This is because LinkResearchTools uses multiple link sources and these may often include links that may now be inactive or dead. Nevertheless, these links must be crawled to be able to perform a link audit accurately.

Basic prices in USD and EUR are as follows:

Backlinks Price in USD Price in EUR
1-1000 450 430
1001-500,000 600 570
500,001-1,000,000 1200 1140
1,000,001-2,000,000 2400 2270
2,000,001-3,000,000 3600 3400
3,000,001-4,000,000 4800 4600
4,000,001-5,000,000 6000 5750
5,000,001-6,000,000 7200 6900
6,000,001-7,000,000 8400 8050
7,000,001-8,000,000 9600 9200
8,000,001-9,000,000 10,800 10,350
9,000,001-10,000,000 12,000 11,500


Sites with over 10,000,000 backlinks will require a custom quote.

Sites that are in niches such as illegal drugs, pornography, weapons and niches that could be considered morally unsound may require a custom quote too. We are (mostly) happy to work on these kind of sites, but as we all now work remotely from home now, it does restrict the times of day that we can work. As such, these kind of sites may be more expensive to audit and may take longer to complete.

Other complications are:
Non-English languages which will require 2x of the prices above.
Languages with non-latin alphabets will require 3x of the prices above.

Bulk Discounts

If you wish to order 5 or more Link Audits at the same time, we can offer a bulk discount. This is calculated as follows:

  1. The number of backlinks are found using the LRT Power*Trust Browser Extension
  2. The total number of backlinks are regarded, for pricing, as one job using the table above

For Example: has 2M backlinks ($2400) has 400,000 backlinks ($600) has 450 backlinks ($450) has 900 backlinks ($450) has 25,000 backlinks ($600)

This would be a total of $4500 if ordered separately. The total number of links is 2,426,350 so this would fall into the $3600 category. This would give a substantial saving of $900.

Manual Action Pricing

Manual action removal is always based on a custom quote as every case is different.

Clients may want to work in a certain way that may slow the process down. For example, by doing partial disavows rather than one severe one. This will slow the process down, increase the amount of stress and work and thus cost more.

“Affects All Pages” penalties are generally cheaper than “Affects Some Pages”, which is the opposite to what most people would expect. This is because there is more work to do. The best way to explain the techniques for fixing these is to liken them to heart attacks:

‘Affects Some Pages’ – patient needs open-heart surgery to fix them without killing them. This would require an experienced heart surgeon with many years of experience.

‘Affects All Pages’ – patient needs immediate CPR to avoid death. This can be done by anybody with basic CPR training.

Turnaround Time (TAT) for Link Audits

Please note:

Auditing large sites is not just more costly with link crawl budget, but makes the software run really slow which slows down the whole process.

Giving a completion date is often difficult because every job is different, but generally expect:

Sites with less than 1,000,000 backlinks – please allow 10 working days
Sites with more than 2,000,000 backlinks – please allow 25 working days
Sites with more than 3,000,000 backlinks – please allow 45 working days

Turnaround Time (TAT) for Manual Action Removal

This is really really hard to say. So more generally, what would be a realistic timeframe?

  • We can get a disavow file prepared in 10 working days (25 days if it is ‘affects some pages’).
  • Unfortunately, Google are super slow at replying at reconsideration requests, so it could be anywhere from 1 – 9 months to get a reply. For this reason we tend to disavow very heavily to avoid multiple rejections, especially in the case of ‘Affects All Pages’ penalties.