Backlinks can improve your search engine ranking. And it can be also destroyed your website’s ranking and traffics; actually bad backlinks are liable for this. We know that every backlink isn’t good at all until it has good relevancy score, high authority value and quality matters.
Before taking you to the main point of this post, I would like to suggest you read this post about the way to build quality backlinks for your website.
Why Do You Need Backlinks Checker Tools?
Backlinks checker tool is must require for the every link-building campaign. You may need these tools mainly for four reasons.
- It may require for checking your own website’s backlinks
- To analysis your competitor’s website’s backlinks
- For better understanding of your link building strategy
- To remove bad and irrelevant backlinks from your backlinks profile
So now, you might want to know about the pretty backlinks checker tools to measure your website backlinks and competitor analysis purposes. Well, in this post I will cover up with the 9 best free backlinks checker tools using in SEO industry.
1. Ahrefs (Free and Paid)
Ahrefs is one of the finest backlinks checker tool for backlinks analysis. It’s one of my favourite SEO tools.
Why do I love this tool?
The first thing I prefer of this tool is that it provides fresh and up-to-date information on backlinks. It’s not only show up backlinks insider information but also gives a graph based report. Anyway, it has both premium and free version. In their free version, it has limited features. If you want to go with their premium, check out their Ahrefs price plan.
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Features of Ahrefs:
- Global Rank
- Domain and URL Rating
- Referring Domains and Pages Info with Graph
- Total Backlinks (Dofollow & Nofollow)
- Crawled Pages
- Top 10 Competitors
- Ahrefs Rank Graph
- Organic Traffics Graph
- Top Contents
- CTLDs Distribution By Map
- Anchors Cloud
- URL Rating Distribution
- Top Referring TLDs
- Anchor Phrases and Terms By Referring Pages and Domains
- Social Signal
- And much more
2. Majestic (Free and Paid)
Majectic SEO is another great tool for backlinks analysis. It has a lot of useful features for backlinks analysis. The best advantages of this tool are that you can download the whole backlinks in an excel sheet. You can check limited backlinks with a free account. If you go with their premium plans then you’ll get the complete features of this tool.
Features of Majestic:
- Trust and Citation Flow Score
- Internal and External Backlinks
- Referring Domains
- URL Last Crawled and Status
- URL Backlinks History Graph
- Backlinks Fresh Data
- Anchors Graph
3. MOZ Open Site Explorer (Free and Paid)
Open Site Explorer tool is a popular backlinks checker tool in SEO industry offered by MOZ. If you want to compare your backlinks profile with your competitors, then this tool is perfect for that. In Moz free account, It has limited features. But if you join with MOZ pro membership, then you will get the complete features of this tool. Anyway, It shows you the domain and page authority score which is the most important factors for understanding website authority. Even spam score also the great side to realize about backlinks quality based on total backlinks.
Features of Open Site Explore:
- Domain and Page Authority
- Established Links
- Inbound Links
- Spam Score
4. Link Diagnosis (Free)
Link Diagnosis is totally FREE. It’s my most favourite tool. It’s also one of the best tools which allow you to export full backlinks list. Before using that tool, you must need to use Mozila Firefox and then install linkdiagnosis toolbar in your Firefox add-ons. Without that, you will get only the lite report which can’t be export or save.
Features of Link Diagnosis:
- Anchor Text
- Link Type (Dofollow or Nofollow)
- Page Rank
- Outbound links
- Modified outbound links
- Link Strength (STR)
- Moz Domain and Page Authority
5. Backlink Watch (Free)
Backlink Watch is also completely free and simple tool for getting backlinks information of a website. Though It gives details information about your backlinks but sometimes it doesn’t provide accurate data. There is no option for export data that why you need to copy the backlinks URL and save it to excel. If you want to get a free backlinks checker tool then, I suggest you check this tool.
Features Of Backlink Watch:
- Anchor Text
- Page Rank
- Total Outbound Links (OBL)
- Nofollow Flag
6. Open Link Profiler (Free & Paid)
Open Link Profile is another super backlinks checker weapon. If you want to get fresh backlinks data, then I highly suggest using this tool. It allows you to save/export 1000 backlinks of the given website. They have the largest database to save 200,000 backlinks each domain. The most advantages of this tool are that it shows those backlinks which are active within 3 months. For that cause, you don’t need to worry about old backlinks data. If you want to get a complete list of your pointing website backlinks then you need to go with the pro. A lot of coolest features include below and don’t wait to check it out!
The main advantage of this tool is that it shows those backlinks which are active within 3 months. For that cause, you don’t need to worry about old backlinks data. If you want to get a complete list of your pointing website backlinks then you need to go with the pro. A lot of coolest features include below and don’t wait to check it out!
Features of Openlinkprofiler:
- Total and Unique Backlinks List
- Homepage Backlinks Info
- Dofollow and Nofollow links
- Link Influence Score
- Filtering options
- Suspicious Backlinks Information
- The most popular anchor texts
- Pages Backlinks Information
- Link Contexts
- Countries Based Backlinks Info
- Links Age
- LSI Distribution
Read Also: A complete information of Open Link Profiler Features
7. Small SEO Tool (Free)
Small SEO Tool is another tool which can be used for backlinks analysis of a website. You can use that tool with freely. But It’s still updating and developing their features. Try it at least one time.
Features Of Small SEO Tool:
- Provide Complete List of Backlinks
- Include Page Rank
- Mention Site Page Rank
- Shows Nofollow and Dofollow Status
- Provide Anchor Text Information
8. Raven Tools (Trial and Paid)
Raven Tools is one of the best backlinks checker tool to me. Even It’s also most popular backlinks checker tool to SEO Professionals. It shows the total backlinks pointing to your website. It’s not free, but it has 30 DAYS TRIAL period. I hope, you must want to go with pro version if you check their tool.
Features of Raven Tools:
- Backlinks Analysis Report By Moz and Majestic
- Provide Quality Score of Total Backlinks
- Total Backlinks Report where Include Nofollow links stats, Images Links, Crawled Pages Info And much More.
Noted That: Raven Tools also provide splendid SEO Audit report that helps you to fix out SEO ON Site.
9. Rank Signals (Free)
Rank Signals is a new tool that I’ve recently found. If you want to get a complete report on backlinks, you need to create a Free account first. It has some lovely features which you must prefer.
Features of Ranking Signals:
- Identify Competitors Backlinks
- Link Signal & Metrics (Alexa Rank, Page Rank, External & Internal Link Ratio)
- Identify Broken & Bad Links
- Show Social Metrics
- Nofollow and Dofollow Link Ratio
Important: Check your website with right version(www and non-www) which already indexed by Google]
Different backlinks checker tools give you various kinds of information about backlinks. You should compare every result for perfect analysis. If you want to get most instant backlinks report, I recommend you to use Search Console (Google Webmaster) for getting the complete list.
Do you use any other tool that I missed here? Please let’s share with me in comments!