Google has added a new option for downloading your links in Google Webmaster Tools. You can now click on a “download latest links” button.
The latest links download option will download your links that Google Webmaster Tools discovered but do so sorted by date. Google will have the link in one column and in the other column list out the date Google discovered the link.
Matt Cutts tweeted the feature upgrade last night, saying:
You can now download links from Google *sorted by date*. Nice. Look for “Download latest links” in console UI. Pass it on!
Googler, John Mueller, shared a screen shot of the new button:
And here is a preview of how the links look when you download them:
This may be one of the more useful feature upgrades to the link reporting tool within webmaster tools. Being able to quickly see your most recently acquired new links might be helpful in tracking link acquisitions, as well as determining which links might have caused a penalty.