In SEO backlinks are the single most precious resource. That’s why website promoters spend most of their time hunting for links. Searching for link sources by hand is no longer an option. Whether you want to research your own link profile or scan the links of your competition you need to use backlink checkers for this. That’s why backlink checking apps are among the most popular SEO tools.
To help you in your quest for links here’s a list of most popular backlink checking tools and software (both free and paid).
1. Yahoo! Site Explorer 구글광고대행
The grand daddy of all backlink checkers and perhaps the single most widely used SEO tool on the planet. Yahoo! Site Explorer is great for running quick checks on sites’ ranking profiles. It’s free and very straightforward to use: you enter the url of the site you want to check and Site Explorer generates a list of pages linking to it.
There are options that let you exclude the internal links coming from same domain or subdomain. You can also use advanced search operators such as site:/-site: command to check/exclude links coming from a particular website or all sites with certain TLDs (.coms,.edus, etc.)
Note: Yahoo! Site Explorer lets you check only 1,000 links per domain regardless of how many backlinks the site actually has.
2. Backlink Watch
Backlink Watch is an online backlink checker that helps you not only see what sites link to a page, but also gives you some data for SEO analysis, such as the title of the linking page, the anchor text of the link, whether the link is dofollow or nofollow, etc. The tool pulls the list of links from Yahoo! Site Explorer, so don’t expect wider or different results.
Webconfs offers a collection of free online SEO tools. Two of them are designed for backlink research. The first tool is called Backlink Anchor Text Analyzer. It shows you what pages are linking to a particular domain and with what anchor texts. If there are several links on a page you’ll see all the anchor texts used on each page. The second tool is Backlink Summary. It does exactly what its name suggests – gives you a summary of the domains linking to a page and shows you how many links are on each.