by Neil S
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Can anyone share a tool to use for checking backlinks to articles and other hosted pages like Hubpages. Most of the ones I use can only check the domains. I did find one that can check backlinks for Squidoo if anyone is interested. It is:

Backlink Checker for Squidoo Lenses


Thanks guys.
#backlinks #checking
  • Profile picture of the author Delanda
    Thanks for the link, will keep a note of that for my Squidoo lens.
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  • Profile picture of the author RichardLegg
    Try installing the SEO Firefox plugin for Firefox.

    When you do a google search, it will return additional information such as number of links to overall domain, number of links to specific pages as well as other info such as PR, Age, number of times it has been bookmarked etc...

    If you want to analyze results for a specific page, then just use the URL as the search term.

    I use this tool ALL the time and is a great way to check on my own sites, as well as get a more accurate gauge on competition in different markets.

    Hope this helps,

    Richard
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  • Profile picture of the author nicholasb
    google search

    links: www.whateversite.com

    this will give you the number of links there are to a site
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    • Profile picture of the author Neil S
      Originally Posted by nicholasb View Post

      google search

      links: www.whateversite.com

      this will give you the number of links there are to a site
      Maybe I am using it wrong but that doesn't appear to be accurate at all for what I am trying to do.
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    • Profile picture of the author Allurre
      great info guys.. will check on this soon.. im curious to see what luxlivinonline.com's been receiving..
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  • Profile picture of the author Heman Patel
    Hey Neil,

    you can try Linkdiagnosis.com
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    • Profile picture of the author Neil S
      Originally Posted by Heman Patel View Post

      Hey Neil,

      you can try Linkdiagnosis.com
      It's a cool tool but unfortunately does not show links for specific pages. For example if you want to check links for an article on Ezine, it ill list every link to the main page "ezinearticles.com". Thanks for sharing though.
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  • Profile picture of the author iMarketer
    I've been using Link Popularity Check - Marketleap Search Engine Marketing Tools as a handy tool for checking backlinks.

    You can use this to do what you're wanting, however you need to check each URL separately. Not very user friendly. I'd love to find some software that would automate checking a whole list of URLS... I do a lot of video submissions along with articles etc, and I think this would be a terrific tool to track progress.
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    • Profile picture of the author Neil S
      Originally Posted by iMarketer View Post

      I've been using Link Popularity Check - Marketleap Search Engine Marketing Tools as a handy tool for checking backlinks.

      You can use this to do what you're wanting, however you need to check each URL separately. Not very user friendly. I'd love to find some software that would automate checking a whole list of URLS... I do a lot of video submissions along with articles etc, and I think this would be a terrific tool to track progress.
      Hey thanks man, this is exactly what I was looking for.
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  • Profile picture of the author iMarketer
    Herman - that Linkdiagnosis is pretty cool! Thanks!
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    • Profile picture of the author Heman Patel
      Originally Posted by iMarketer View Post

      Herman - that Linkdiagnosis is pretty cool! Thanks!
      ya, it is cool. heh

      enjoy!!
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  • Profile picture of the author iMarketer
    Cool......
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  • Profile picture of the author thefluffanutta
    Yahoo's Site Explorer will show you all the backlink it knows about, and is actually what the Squidoo backlink checker uses.

    Also try Backlink Watch, which will show you details of anchor text and nofollow tags.
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    • Profile picture of the author Jakehyten
      Originally Posted by thefluffanutta View Post

      Yahoo's Site Explorer will show you all the backlink it knows about, and is actually what the Squidoo backlink checker uses.

      Also try Backlink Watch, which will show you details of anchor text and nofollow tags.
      all of these give different numbers. One says 10 for my site. The other says 40 and one says like 24

      is this like keyword research? NONE of them are right
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      • Profile picture of the author iMarketer
        Originally Posted by Jakehyten View Post

        all of these give different numbers. One says 10 for my site. The other says 40 and one says like 24

        is this like keyword research? NONE of them are right
        I think you'll find that all the backlink tools out there are going to give slightly different results... I'd pick one you think is reasonably on target and use that for comparison's sake.

        It isn't so much about the absolute number of links that your site has (I know I've got hundreds more than show up for my sites, because of a 1200 directory submission I did once).

        Rather, it is about seeing where you are at now, and using that number to improve on. This way you can gauge your progress and have some indicator of success.

        I don't think you'll ever see EVERY last link that points to your site...
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