There was a time when backlinks used to be one of the most important parameter in SEO campaign for getting high page rank and better search engine ranking.
But in the year 2012, Google demoted the priority of backlinks and started considering many other signals to rank pages in search results.
However, backlinks still plays a vital role in SEO campaign but unlike old days, now it’s more important to build high quality backlink from authority blogs instead of building lots of low quality backlink.
And to check the quality or quantity of backlinks you need backlink analyzer tool. Therefore in this post I am going to tell you about a few useful free online backlink checker tools which you can use to monitor your inbound link.
List of Free Online Backlink Checker Tools/Websites
By using these tool, you can derive the list of all the incoming links to your blog. You can use anyone of these tools but don’t expect to get the same result with each one.
#1. BackLink Watch
It is one of the most popular online backlink checker tool used by many bloggers and webmasters. You can use this tool to check the quality and quantity of backlinks pointing to your blog. It will show you anchor text, page rank and total number of outbound links on that page.
You will also be able to see whether the backlink is nofollow or dofollow.
The only thing which I don’t like about Backlink Watch is its pop-ups and the clutter of banner and text ads. Visit site
#2. Analyze Backlinks
Unlike Backlink Watch, Analyze Backlinks has a clutter free homepage and don’t even have pop-ups. Apart for that it gives you different options to filter your results like don’t repeat backlinks from same domain, show links only from homepage, find anchor text, total links, and outbound link on that page. Visit site
#3. Link Diagnosis
Link Dignosis is another free tool that you can use to generate backlink report either detailed or optimized. You can choose whether you want to check backlink for a single page or whole site.
Now here one thing you need to keep in mind that this tool works best with Mozilla FireFox and that too with Link Diagnosis Extension installed. Visit site
#4. Rank Signals
Rank Signals is another excellent tool to monitor your backlinks. You can use this tool to check the total number of backlinks, link anchor text, pagerank of the page from where you are getting backlink.
Not only it provides you backlink report but also show you, your current Page Rank and Alexa Rank.
The thing I like the most about Rank Signals is its clean and clutter free look. Visit site
Ahrefs Site Explorer emerged in 2011 as an alternative to Yahoo! Site Explorer, which was shut down on November 21, 2011. Even though it is a paid tool but reports from its free version are quite impressive.
When you sign up for a free account you will be able to generate complete backlink analysis report for upto 10 pages along with anchor text report.
Apart from this, you will also get information like how many backlink you have got from different TDL’s like .edu, .gov, .com etc. and how many of them are dofollow and nofollow. Visit site
#6. Dig Backlink
Not so famous but a useful tool that you can use to analyze your backlinks for free.
All you need is to sign up with your Facebook account and you will be able to generate backlink report for your blog. Just like any other tool Dig Backlink gives you useful information like Pagerank and mozRank of the domain from where you are getting backlink and whether it is an image or text link etc.
One thing which I like the most about this tool is it’s clutter free interface with no popups or any other distracting things. Visit site
#7. Small SEO Tool Backlink Checker
Another free online backlink checker tool which gives you backlink report with information like site PageRank, page PageRank, anchor text and whether the link is dofollow or nofollow.
You may not find this tool as cool as others but the information it gives is really amazing. Give it a try, and share your experience with us. Visit site
Over to you…
Do you have anymore recommendations?
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