3 Best Free Backlink Checker Tools in 2017

In Blogging by Fathi Arfaoui2 Comments

The backlink checker tool is what you need when your blog starts getting links and grow everyday. It can help you also get an idea about any domain name value to advertise, or simply, to buy it. The problem is that not all the link checker tools show you all your links, and even, most of them will ask for money to just use their services. In this post, I will help you with the best free backlink checker tools used by millions of webmasters.

1. MajesticSeo

Majestic is a powerful tool to check your domain name backlinks and other features like anchor text distribution and more. The best part is that you can get a detailed statistics about all domains that link to your blog. You get their trust flow from MajesticSEO, their Alexa traffic, and Page Rank. These are good to know which one of your links is low quality etc…

Majestic is an advanced tool that you can use with confidence to see how your blog or website is going. You don’t have to sign up if you want just a few checks. However, it’s better to create a free account that allows you to add your site to your webmaster tool there. That will help to get your links statistics, day by day. To verify your site, you can use your Google plus profile with just a click.

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If you want to check your links directly from your browser, you can download the add-ons for both Google Chrome and Firefox for free.

2. Google Webmaster Tool

I’ve included Google Webmaster Tools for some logical reason. I’ve found that Google detects backlinks, but with some delay. Anyway, you can see your links and what sites are linking to your blog. All you have to do is to login to your webmaster tool with Google, then, click ”Search Traffic”, and the, ”Links to Your Site”.

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You have to use the Google backlink tool because this will give you an idea about how Google see your links, it’s really important. Google shows you the links to your site by domains, you can see how many links from a single domain. Best of all, this is a free service from the biggest search engine. So, why should you use paid services?

Of course, Google will not show you 100% of your links, but you get the majority of them. If you have thousands of links, you can export that list and download it to your desktop.

3. Ahrefs

This tool is similar to MajesticSEO, but it has its own features. You will notice that ahrefs provide fewer backlinks, but, it gives a clear and beautiful statistics about your blog backlinks and anchor texts. What I don’t like is that they limit your search to a few ones per day.

So, you need to take that into consideration if you need to check thousands of domains. Or simply, upgrade to their paid membership and search what you want without limitations.

Ahrefs is used by thousands of marketers, and they consider it as their favorite tool, they paid their monthly subscription.

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Things to know about Backlink checkers

It’s really important to take in consideration that you can’t see 100% of your links in. These tools need some time to detect your links and they can’t find all of them. In general, links from high page rank are detected faster than the others. Don’t count your links and find the ones that can hurt your SEO and cause, problems.

Links are important for websites and blogs, as this helps your page ranking. But, please if you’re new to blogging, don’t try to buy backlinks, and just create good content for your readers, links will come naturally, and this is what adds value to your blog. Avoid those spam ways to get links and things will be better for you. I recommend reading the Google Webmaster Guidelines to understand all.

Fathi Arfaoui: A Physicist, Blogger, and the founder and owner of Trustiko.com. He shares Business, Blogging, WordPress, Web Safety, and Blogging tips to build better websites and blogs. Also, he shares online marketing strategies and recommendations.

Comments

  1. Thanks so much for this helpful article! I’m a newbie at all this SEO stuff, so I’m glad there are people like you out there who can pass on such valuable info! You Rock!!!

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