Another Useful Free Online Backlink Checker!

Due to the recent shutdown of Yahoo! Site Explorer on 11/21/11 this tool is no longer working.

Try – it’s hands-down the best free tool for checking yours and your competitors’ backlinks.

I thought I’d write a quick post to let you know about another free backlink analysis tool I just discovered (even though it’s been around for awhile) over at tool is especially helpful for anyone who regularly uses Yahoo! Site Explorer or Backlink Watch. It uses the same data as those two but allows you to tweak your settings for even better results.

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If you didn’t catch my previous post, I recently did a detailed comparison of the best free online backlink checkers. This website definitely would have been one of the top ones on the list! In any case, I am very surprised it’s such a secret. It gets only a fraction of the traffic and doesn’t have nearly as many backlinks as Backlink Watch does. And it’s a much better tool.

Key Features & Settings:

  • Check Up to 1000 Back Links
  • Show 1 Back Link Per Domain
  • Show Homepage Backlinks
  • Display Anchor Text
  • Total Links on Linking Page
  • Total Outbound Links On Linking Page
  • Text Field to Search Attributes Like Nofollow

Just be sure to include http:// as part of your URL for it to work.

Final Thoughts

I’d say this is one of top free backlink checker tools for checking yours and your competitors’ backlinks, but not the overall best. It definitely tops Backlink Watch and Yahoo! Site Explorer if you don’t like having to create an account. But, if you don’t mind logging in, Open Site Explorer also reports up to 1000 backlinks for free and certainly has it beat.

P.S. There’s another cool backlink tool that seems a bit buggy at times, but it too can report back some pretty helpful data. In addition to a typical analysis it allows you generate exportable reports and sort the data by: URL, Google PageRank, nofollow, link type, anchor text, outbound links, link strength and history. You can find that nifty tool at The only reason I didn’t mention it in my previous comparison was because it only works with Firefox and requires you to install a plug-in.

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  • March 11th, 2011 at 2:18 am Eurostar Deals said:

    A very nice and useful post, I,m agree with you. This tool is very important in SEO field.

  • March 11th, 2011 at 11:31 am Wesley LeFebvre said:

    Thanks, Eurostar. I’m glad you found it useful!

  • March 16th, 2011 at 11:22 am sean said:

    Hi Wes, I think that this banklink tool is as good as opensite explorer. They have their own index like seomoz does.

  • March 16th, 2011 at 11:29 am Wesley LeFebvre said:

    Undoubtedly! However, this post was in regards to “free” options, and currently the free version of Majestic SEO isn’t helpful at all for checking competitor backlinks.

  • May 11th, 2011 at 5:10 pm Outsource Link Building Specialist said:

    It’s a very useful software. It’s a good tool to collect number of backlinks to your site.

  • May 15th, 2011 at 2:02 am Party Hire said:

    Nice software, should be usefull, thanks.

  • May 15th, 2011 at 8:27 am AnilJangra said:

    Why is that the tool show link urls but under “Anchor Text” it say “link not found” ! Why the urls are shown if there is no link on the url, confused !!!

  • May 17th, 2011 at 12:20 pm Wesley LeFebvre said:

    Possibly image links, but I don’t know which links you were testing

    It’s a free tool, so I wouldn’t expect too much support, but you may want to consider asking the tool creator directly.

  • September 5th, 2011 at 3:38 am Gatwick airport hotels said:

    very useful tool

  • September 12th, 2011 at 1:23 am Reelabs said:

    Thanks for sharing this site. its very important site for back link check. If you have any another site please mail me.

  • September 12th, 2011 at 2:00 pm Infotainment Lounge said:

    Thanks for sharing this tool.

  • September 19th, 2011 at 2:11 pm myfreeclasses said:

    very nice tool no doubts i will follow it

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