Unlinked Mentions Finder

Finding brand mentions has never been so easy or free!

Updated for October 2018!

A tool to check Google search results for unlinked brand mentions, built into a Google Doc. It looks at the top 100 Google web search results, opens each page, extracts all links from each page, and checks each one for a link to the domain in question. Help me make it better!

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Current Version: 3

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59 thoughts on “Brand Unlinked Mentions Finder

  1. Hi Guys, I’ve update the free brand unlinked mentions finder to version 3.0. This fixes the error you have been experiencing (Google blocking automated searches). The tool now pulls the top 100 results by default and follows each to check for a backlink or possible opportunity (lack thereof).

  2. Hi Guys, Google has blocked search requests from sheets, which is causing this sheet to not work anymore, at least sometimes. Currently looking for a workaround :).

  3. Hi Sean,

    Is this still working? Have been trying for the past few weeks and no results will load. No sure if this helps, but I’m getting this message in cell D25:

    Could not fetch url: http://www.google.com/search?num=100&q=mantelligence -site:mantelligene.com&start=0

    Would really appreciate any help or a tool you recommend instead. This has been SUPER helpful for building my site’s authority!

  4. Hey Sean,

    Awesome tool! Noticing the same issue as others above though – the doc processed my query once but not any other time. What am I doing wrong?

  5. Hi Sean,

    Found out the problem was due to the captcha from Google. I was playing too much with all your ranktank stuff I guess ๐Ÿ™‚ but there’s no fallback in this google doc for captcha (and also no option to pick a google domain, that would be awesome too).


  6. I was using this to great success but now it’s not working for the projects I was using it with.

    Is there a tutorial to rebuild it?

  7. Hey there, I inputted my info but nothing happened. I also tried the info already populated but nothing happened as well. What do I need to press to
    make it execute?

    • I’m having the same issue. I’ve been trying to use it for a few days now and still cant get it to work. Is there a bug?

    • I’m seeing the same exact issue. Made my own copy, changed out root domain and search query, but the tool isn’t processing.

      • Hey Sean, really awesome tool – thanks for building this. However, I’m seeing the same exact issue. It processed once for me, but then I tried processing again for a different query and nothing is showing. Did you discover the problem? If so, how can I get it to work?

    • I’m having the same issue. I even tried the example used in the video, and am getting no response. Nothing is happening. Was a solution for this ever found?

  8. Hi Sean,
    When I first open the sheet it works and I see all the mentions appear in red but before any of them really have a chance to turn green they just disappear. Refreshing the page or changing any of the site or query info does nothing. Any Idea why?

  9. This is a really cool tool, but my spreadsheet didn’t seem to work properly. I get the following error message:

    Error: Could not fetch url: http://www.google.com/search?num=100&q=“massage”&start=0

    Is there something I am doing wrong? I input the domain url without the “www.” and then input a search term, but it doesn’t run. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!

  10. Excellent tool, thanks! This really helps with link outreach and rep management tasks. Looking forward to seeing what else you come up with. ๐Ÿ™‚

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