How can we follow the backlinks of our competitors?

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#backlinks #competitors #follow
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  • Profile picture of the author affmarketer101
    Use Semrush, Ahrefs, SpyFu to identify competitors' backlinks.
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  • Profile picture of the author Davian Digital - get its paid version
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  • Profile picture of the author Alexis Wilke
    You could use the free version of Open Site Explorer from's not perfect, but I like the concept of seeing (being shown) what website they think are spammy websites.

    Go there and enter your domain name:

    Now click Search.

    The results should show up pretty quickly.

    Note that I compared the tool lists and the ones from Google, the one is definitely not complete.
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  • Profile picture of the author Blakers1
    To be completely honest, SEMrush does not have the most complete crawling available on the market to research competitor links.

    I LOVE SEMrush, and if you subscribe to any one paid SEO tool, this should be it IMHO. But if you want a more complete list of competitor backlinks, I would use AHREFS or Majestic. I think you can still do a 30-day free trial with both of them, download a spreadsheet, and then upload it into SEMrush if you need to.
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  • U can use the paid version of Ahrefs
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  • Profile picture of the author SEO-Dave
    I've been doing SEO for over 15 years and I've never understood why people spend valuable time looking at a competitors backlinks?

    From an academic SEO research perspective it's interesting to view them, BUT in practical terms they don't hold much value.

    The good high quality backlinks aren't going to be easy to obtain, if a competitor has an awesome link within the content of a high quality webpage the owner of the domain is highly unlikely to add your link just because you asked.

    I get a dozen of those SPAMMY emails a day asking to add some sites link to one of my articles because it's a good match blah, blah, blah... I ignore them.

    Time is better spent building content and gaining links from anywhere relevant: no need to research a competitors links to find places to obtain relevant links.

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    • Profile picture of the author sparrow
      you couldn't of said better, I agree with your thoughts

      back linking is overrated with how Google works today, its all about content and user interactions in other words relevancy
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  • Profile picture of the author Castor Troy1
    You can check your competitors backlinks by different online tools like backlinkwatch, moz, smallseotool, semrush etc.
    you can use linksearching to find anything of the work really works best.
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  • Profile picture of the author gadislade
    You can use Spyfu, Semrush, backlinkwatch for identifying your competitors backlinks.
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  • Profile picture of the author sreejanniyogi
    You should definitely try Ahrefs
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  • Profile picture of the author Jhon2
    Use smallseotools for getting back link. its free
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  • Profile picture of the author Rajeev Gaur
    Use various back link checker tools like Semrush, Ahrefs and other tools to check the backlinks of your competitor.
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  • Profile picture of the author ryanbiddulph
    Hi MSJ,

    I focus all my attention and energy to co-creating with bloggers from my niche versus going against imagined competition. SO much easier way to succeed online. Why create resistance that ain't there anyway

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  • Profile picture of the author imran333
    There are many tools available on the internet to find the backlinks of your competitor, currently Ahrefs and Semrush are ruling this segment.
    But these are not free and you have to get a subscription to use these tools any way you can always go for a monthly free trial which will give you the exact view of the benefits from these tools.
    If you just want to wish for free always just google about free backlink tools and you will surely find many , one among them is seoreviewtools
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  • Profile picture of the author shadabdurrani
    I use the holy grail of SEO software its Ahrefs
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  • Profile picture of the author radu
    There are lots of tools to do this like semrush, ahrefs,etc. and you can get a trial if you are on a low budget. If you do your job in a week or less than you don't need to spend hundreds on them
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  • Profile picture of the author shamimfsahmed
    I think, you can use SEMRUSH and Google Analytics.
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  • Profile picture of the author dumitrumidon
    A lot of people use Site Explorer from Ahrefs. You can get an in-depth look at the backlink profile and you can follow after that the backlinks.

    A how-to guide:

    As a free alternative, you can use OSE from Moz to see the most powerful backlinks of a competitor.

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  • Profile picture of the author itchydog
    If you want to avoid monthly subscriptions, SEO Power Suite is the way to go.

    Just be careful to not drown to death in all the data it gives you.

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  • Profile picture of the author Janvi Arora
    We are using ahref and SEMRush at Radon Media to check competitor's backlinks. But they are paid tools. Open Site Explorer is a free tool by MOZ and can be used to check competitior's backlinks. Also you can use Google with some search operators to find out competitor's backlinks.

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  • Profile picture of the author ewebac
    This only can be possible with the help of Paid Tools and Semrush can be one of the best for doing this...
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  • Profile picture of the author aarusys
    Use semrush
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  • Profile picture of the author cearionmarie
    You should be fine with semrush and moz. Get the paid version if you are able

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  • Profile picture of the author Sarataylor1
    You can Check This Manually By Just Typing The Domain name of your competitor in Google Search Bar. After Typing You can See Many Results where your competitor submit his website for making the backlinks.
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