What is the Java Runtime Environment and why do I need it?

The Java Runtime Environment (in short JRE) is the platform that enables Advanced Link Manager to run on almost any platform that exists today. You can thus use Advanced Link Manager on the operating system that you enjoy most.

Advanced Link Manager requires the JRE version 1.5. If you have a previous version, please download the latest version for your operating system:

http://www.apple.com/java/ (for Mac OS X).

http://java.sun.com/javase/downloads/ (for Windows and Linux).

Do I still need to install the JRE if I download the Windows version that comes bundled with it?

No. The "Windows (bundled with JRE)" distribution comes bundled with the Java Runtime Environment so you don't need to download and install JRE separately. However, if you wish to run other Java enabled applications, you may need to download it.

How do I install Advanced Link Manager on Mac OS X

Please follow the steps below to install ALM on Mac OS X:

  1. Open the alm.dmg file that you downloaded by double clicking on it. This will create a new icon on the Desktop called Advanced Link Manager. This icon looks just like a portable hard drive and contains three items: Advanced Link Manager (the application), eula.txt and readme.txt.
  2. If you downloaded the alm.dmg file using Safari, you don't need to open it like described above, because Safari will do this automatically for you.
  3. To install Advanced Link Manager on your computer, drag and drop the Advanced Link Manager icon to the Applications folder on your hard drive.

How do I upgrade Advanced Link Manager on MAC OS X?

Please follow the steps below to upgrade ALM to a new version on Mac OS X:

  1. Open the alm.dmg file that you downloaded by double clicking on it. This will create a new icon on the Desktop called Advanced Link Manager. This icon looks just like a portable hard drive and contains three items: Advanced Link Manager (the application), eula.txt and readme.txt.
  2. If you downloaded the alm.dmg file using Safari, you don't need to open it like described above, because Safari will do this automatically for you.
  3. To upgrade Advanced Link Manager, drag and drop the Advanced Link Manager icon to the Applications folder on your hard drive. The Finder will telly you that the Advanced Link Manager application already exists, so overwrite the existing version.

Will I loose any of my data (referrers, backlinks history, etc.) when upgrading to a new version?

No. The application will retain your current license and the data gathered so far.