Checking backlinks to your site

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Hi,

Do you know any good tool that checks the number of backlinks your site has?
#backlinks #checking #site
  • Profile picture of the author RajaR
    I am using Traffic Travis although not sure how accurate it is...I saw an advert for 'rank tracker' this looks to be good on many levels, anyone used it before?

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  • Profile picture of the author Lesley Huntley
    I use Backlinks Checker Tool - Backlink Watch - not sure how accurate it is, but is interesting anyway.
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    • Profile picture of the author Margo Tuul
      It's not accurate. Just tested it with one of my sites and it gives me 27 backlinks, but i know that i have more than 40,000 there.




      Originally Posted by Lesley Huntley View Post

      I use Backlinks Checker Tool - Backlink Watch - not sure how accurate it is, but is interesting anyway.
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      • Profile picture of the author Gaz Cooper
        Originally Posted by Margo Tuul View Post

        It's not accurate. Just tested it with one of my sites and it gives me 27 backlinks, but i know that i have more than 40,000 there.
        AGREED i know for a fact I have hundreds on one particular site but the backlink checker shows just 8

        Even yahoo is way off

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  • Profile picture of the author Joseph Then
    Google Webmaster Tools. If you want to rank in Google, find out what backlinks Google is recognizing.
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  • Profile picture of the author calfred
    Hi Tommy,


    Use SeoQuake - seo toolbar, plugin, seo extension for Mozilla Firefox, arguably the best solution out there.
    (install the toolbar)

    As for me, I always use ScrapeBox because I'd like to analyze my backlinks further.


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  • Profile picture of the author Zeus66
    None of them is 100% accurate if you're actively adding backlinks. Yahoo Site Explorer is maybe the best among imperfect choices. Google definitely will not show them all to you.
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    • Profile picture of the author NastyBlast
      Originally Posted by Zeus66 View Post

      None of them is 100% accurate if you're actively adding backlinks. Yahoo Site Explorer is maybe the best among imperfect choices. Google definitely will not show them all to you.
      this is correct. Google back links are kept on a Google cache servers that serve up everything from PR to the actual cached page and back links. You will never get an accurate read from Google.

      a lot of people just run around screaming Google analytics, Google Webmaster tools... For every question that is asked.


      the ability for someone to show you your back links is limited to their ability to crawl the web. Very few entities have that ability. Yahoo is one of them. And probably the only reason they are listing back links over the years is because they are so desperate for traffic they will do anything.


      try out zeoMOZ.org they have a very strong calling ability and a suite of tools I have not tried out yet because I just use their API. SeoMOZ will show you your top 2000 back links to any URL and I believe they're the most accurate at this point in time.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jimmy AL
    Yahoo is good, but Backlink Watch offers advanced details about your backlinks!
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  • Profile picture of the author gulfhosting
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    you can easily check by using yahoo site explorer
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    • Profile picture of the author Judith Hill
      Originally Posted by gulfhosting View Post

      you can easily check by using yahoo site explorer
      but I can only get 1000 backlinks, where I can find find the rest?
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  • Profile picture of the author calabashoffice
    Originally Posted by dtommy79 View Post

    Hi,

    Do you know any good tool that checks the number of backlinks your site has?
    Backlink Watch is the good tool to find out the number of bakclinks. it's also show dofollow and nofollow links.
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  • Profile picture of the author mathew786
    Hello,

    I mostly rely on webtoolhub for counting backlinks,or write link:name of your website and enter in search box of Google, Yahoo or Bing and get your backlink account but Google does not show all backlinks.



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  • Profile picture of the author logoonlinepros1
    Use bluebacklink or checkpagerank.net its show you the number of backlinks to your site.
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  • Profile picture of the author wendyw17
    google webmaster tool and backlinkwatch.
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  • Profile picture of the author jonnyhardbaked
    You can visit seocentro.com. It has a good tool in checking the numbers of your site's backlinks.
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  • Profile picture of the author Innovalist
    Hello it is really nice to answer this question..please use below text in google search engine to know the number of backlinks you have created for your website. here you go

    link:your website domain
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  • Profile picture of the author deekshavarji
    I regularly use yahoo site explorer and google webmaster tool for checking the backlinks to my site
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  • Profile picture of the author Daave
    I use Yahoo site explorer.....
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  • Profile picture of the author iphonesupport
    usually i use backlinkwatch
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  • Profile picture of the author Quasha
    Google Webmaster Tools and it is good
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  • Profile picture of the author kimseo
    I use hccp://xxx.freesearchengineoptimizationtools.tom/backlink.ggg
    (replace cc with tt, xxx with www, tom with com and ggg with php)
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  • Profile picture of the author bigongadgets
    Backlink watch is the great tool to find out the backlinks and can also find out how much backlinks your site have. I always use this tool for my projects.
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  • Profile picture of the author nerik
    I use a mix of informations from these 4 sources:

    1 - Yahoo Site Explorer (free)
    2 - Majestic SEO (free account)
    3 - Traffic Travis (v3 free)
    4 - SEO Spyglass (free version)

    Hope this helps!
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  • Profile picture of the author nerik
    I was forgetting...I've read somewhere that Yahoo Site Explorer is going to be dismitted in a short/medium time...but (for now) it seems to provide valid results...

    Anyone here knows details about this issue ?
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  • Profile picture of the author indojobsearch
    My favorit back link cehecker is online utility..Just search on google ..It's the best i think..just try it..
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  • Profile picture of the author samual james
    Their are lots of backlink tool available on internet. i am suggesting some good one
    1. Yahoo Site Explorer
    2. Backlink watch
    3. iwebtool
    4. webconfs
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  • Profile picture of the author Fiona603
    I use watchbacklinks website to watch total backlinks on my website .I do not use tools to check backlinks .
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  • Profile picture of the author jhedtorque
    Backlinkwatch I usually used in checking external backlinks.
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  • Profile picture of the author arnavsain
    I used yahoo site explorer always.
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  • Profile picture of the author Rukshan
    I use backlinkwatch and yahoo site explorer as well.
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  • Profile picture of the author linksbuilder
    Check with siteopsys.com. May be they have such a tool
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  • Profile picture of the author vikasrawat
    You can use

    Yahoo Site Explorer
    Google webmaster tool
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  • Profile picture of the author gittar1122
    If its your own site then you can use Google Webmaster tool to check backlinks to your site.

    If you are unable to use Google webmaster tool then Yahoo Site Explorer is my favorite choice for checking anyone's backlinks.

    Thanks
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  • Profile picture of the author gladysrose41
    I agree yahoo site explorer and backlink watch.
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    • Profile picture of the author Tom at RankAce
      Result Code.... Result Message.... Result Details

      0 Fail - Time Out The test timed out. Please rerun later.
      1 Pass It's a match.
      4 Issue - Anchor Text Is Not Exact The anchor text is not exactly what was expected. It is suggested to contact the other website to fine tune the anchor text.
      5 Issue - HREF Is Not Exact The HREF is pointing to a different URL than expected. It might be o.k., it might not. It is suggested to review the URL, and contact the other website to fine tune, if necessary.
      6 Issue - Unable to Test For some unknown reason, the test was unable to be performed at this time. Please rerun later.
      7 Issue - Target URL is Part of the Source URL When the target URL is a part of the source URL, there is a chance that the page is dynamic, and will not be found by the search engines. It is suggested to backlink to the source URL to make certain it is recognized by the search engines.
      8 Issue - Link Found with Page Scroll Sometimes, links move from page to page. In this case, the link has moved to the page identified. Please update the backlink records with the new URL.
      9 Issue - Over 100 External Links on Page When there are over 100 external links on a page, including frames and iframes, the value of the link is diminished. For higher value backlinks, please focus on pages with less than 100 external links.
      10 Fail - Javascript in HREF, Link Cannot Be Found Links can be obscured by Javascript, and in effect, not followed by BOTs. The link there does not count. It is suggested to focus on obtaining backlinks from sites that do not obscure the link via Javascript.
      11 Fail - NoFollow Tag Links with the NoFollow tag are not followed by BOTs. The link there does not count. It is suggested to focus on obtaining backlinks from sites without the NoFollow tag.
      12 Fail - HTTP Client/Server Error The connection to the remote site or page failed. The site could be down, the page could be deleted, or the connection is temporarily flakey. Please try again later.
      13 Fail - Link Not Found or Hidden from BOTs There was no well formed link to the URL found via our BOT. This could be because A) the link isn't there or B) the link programmatically does not display to BOTs. The link there does not count. Please contact the webmaster to discuss.
      14 Fail - Link Outside of HTML BODY Tags There was a link to the URL found on the page, but it was located outside of the HTML BODY tags, and does not count. Please contact the webmaster to discuss including the link inside of the HTML BODY tags.
      15 Fail - Target URL is Not a Well Formed Link The target URL appears on the page, but not in a well formed link. The link could be obscured in a variety of ways, including a missing closing anchor tag, Javascript, HTML comments, plain text, etc. The link there does not count. Please contact the webmaster to discuss.
      16 Fail - Over 1,000 External Links on Page When there are over 1,000 external links on a page, including frames and iframes, the value of the link is nearly worthless. For higher value backlinks, please focus on pages with less than 100 external links.
      17 Fail - Anchor Text Is Missing The anchor text is missing. Without the anchor text, the keyword value is missed. It is suggested to contact the other website to add the anchor text.
      18 Fail - HREF Is Not Exact and Does Not Work The HREF is pointing to a broken URL that is a different URL than expected. Contact the other website to use the correct URL.
      19 Fail - Robots.txt File Prevents BOTs The robots.txt file on the site disallows BOT access to the page. The link there does not count. Contact the other website to modify the file.
      20 Fail - The Meta Tag for Robots Prevents BOTs The meta tag for robots on the page disallows BOT access to the page. It will look like <meta name="robots" content="none" /> or <meta name="robots" content="noindex,nofollow" />. The link there does not count. Contact the other website to modify the meta tag.
      21 Fail - The HTML Document Was Not Readable The HTML document was not readable or encoded beyond recognition. The link there does not count. Contact the other website to address.
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