Best Free Tool For Checking Backlinks

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Just like the title says, what is the best free tool for checking backlinks to your site.

For example I recently, in the last 2 months, purchased dirt cheap profile links from someone on the WF, they were pinged and I thought that was that. I understand they may have been deleted by forum mods elsewhere or more likely is it possible that G is just ignoring them because it interprets them as spam?

Anyways, all the free tools I have used at most count 7 backlinks. Can anyone recommend a good free backlink checker?
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  • Profile picture of the author LooseChange
    No offense, but if you purchased "dirt cheap" profile links, why even bother checking? In the end, you get what you pay for.

    and btw, there is no reliable backlink checking software available. The best you can do is use Yahoo Site Explorer or try and use Google but they don't give up that data.
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  • Profile picture of the author the_icon
    I'm not really fussed about checking the ones I have already bought, I wasnt expecting much anyhow, its just for future use.

    Re the links how do you know what youre getting anyhow with this forum. Two guys selling exactly the same thing per their sales thread will have differing results. Probably because one is trying to screw you, if not both.
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  • Profile picture of the author Elsoft
    Didnt you check yahoo site explorer.Its a reasonably good tool,though it doesnt give the PR of the backlinks' site.
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    • Profile picture of the author helterskelter
      SEO Spyglass is quite handy. You can sort by PR or other factors. My understanding is that no tool will show you all of your backlinks.
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  • Profile picture of the author Fazal Mayar
    yahoo site exporer and try to google it you will find some
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  • Profile picture of the author DThornton
    Thanks for sharing :-) I have been using the Google webmaster tool and tried many others but they all seem to throw out a variety of numbers. I like the Yahoo tool.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jayden Rivers
    Yahoo Explorer, or if you have it use Market Sam's in-built feature.
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  • Profile picture of the author Linda_C
    Originally Posted by the_icon View Post

    Just like the title says, what is the best free tool for checking backlinks to your site.
    BacklinkCheck.com -- Backlinkcheck.com the free webmaster tool for checking backlinks

    It shows PR, mozrank and more.
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  • Profile picture of the author Daws0n
    I always use Google to check my backlinks because different tools shows different number of backlinks but what i am really concerned about is Google rankings for my site and that's one of the reasons why i don't check my backlinks with Yahoo site explorer.

    "link:site.com" will give you the number of links you have indexed in Google
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  • Profile picture of the author f1n
    SeoQuake helps you.
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  • Profile picture of the author JamesGw
    Yahoo site explorer.
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  • Profile picture of the author hdzsroi
    Yahoo is depricating site explorer soon. So, what are the options? My personal favourite SEO SpyGlass. Also prefer the lighting fast majestic site explorer by MajesticSEO and open site explorer by SEOMoz. Also try backlinkwatch[dot]com
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  • Profile picture of the author donkiston
    I web tool and back link watcher is best solution to check back links of a website.
    I use these tool for checking back links.
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  • Profile picture of the author abdul786
    My vote goes for yahoo site explorer. Sometimes takes time to consider newly created backlinks but quite reliable results.
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  • Profile picture of the author Aman Basanti
    Here is one I use - backlinkwatch.com
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  • Profile picture of the author alinpion
    I use only google webmaster tool bor backlinks check !
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  • Profile picture of the author timwilson38
    I use Google webmaster, back link watch and yahoo explorer.
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  • Profile picture of the author premiumlinks99
    There are plenty of them around: Yahoo Site Explorer, SEO SpyGlass, MajesticSEO, Market Samurai
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  • Profile picture of the author webgyorglobal
    Hi,
    I think yahoo and google sites are good to find backlinks of a website.

    Thanks,
    Webgyorglobal.
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  • Profile picture of the author jackwebson
    Try SEO quake..It has Google links and Yahoo links.
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  • Profile picture of the author umrbd
    I heard about spy glass but it is not a free tool and you have to buy a very expensive software link assistant to use it you can not buy it solely
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  • Google Webmaster tool and yahoo explorer are the standard ones. Beyond these, the ones that are free and I prefer them personally are Majesticseo, Searchenginegenie and Webtoolhub. In fact, Searchenginegenie provides plenty of tools, all free, to check and analyze a number of parameters.
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  • Profile picture of the author finnedge
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    • Profile picture of the author discustipated
      I have a couple mobile apps that work great. You can take all your competitions back links.
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  • Profile picture of the author mnaresh
    According to me Yahoo site explorer is the best tool fro checking Back links.
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  • Profile picture of the author kviv23
    check out backlink checker from scrapebox's site.
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  • Profile picture of the author lancejeffersons
    Try backlinkwatch.com, seocentro link popularity tool and also manual checking on Google link:www(dot)yourdomain(dot)com
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  • Profile picture of the author anukantseo
    hi .. although there are various tools to chek the backlink ... but personally what i m using are as follow: -

    1. search status ( its an addons for mozilla browser... ) https(colon)//addons(dot)mozilla(dot)org/en-US/firefox/addon/searchstatus/ this is one of the best addons give most useful info and no follow link as well
    2. yahoo explorer is also there...
    3. if u are not using any of the above then there is a rare google code go in google and put the following in google search info:siteurl e.g info: www(dot)max3logic(dot)com command will give u most of the detail of site like backlink info cache..and such a techniques is not mentions on most of the site..
    Go to my blog to learn few seo techniques ( for begiiner and expert as well.) yourteamguide(dot)blogspot(dot)com
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  • Profile picture of the author perrygiroux
    Yahoo site explorer is the best one for me.
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  • Profile picture of the author spabeauty
    I always used back link watch and i satisfied with it. I suggest you that you can try just one time and get experience your self.
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      • Profile picture of the author sevilleaudrey1
        I have submitted my links on linklicious to get backlinks or to get indexed but when i upload my links linklicious says spidered=never? can anyone knows what is this??

        thanks,
        Seville
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    • Profile picture of the author Liam Hamer
      I use a combination of ahrefs, Majestic SEO(free versions of both) and the paid version of SEO Spyglass. For quickness, I find ahrefs the best of the 3 because I can just log in, type in a url and instantly see any new(or lost) backlinks that have been indexed. You can only use 15 'queries' per day though. Enough if you are just checking a couple of sites.

      I think it's a shame that the prices for the paid ahrefs subscriptions are so much(in my opinion). I can't really justify $79 per month for something like that.
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      • Profile picture of the author Laser Marketer
        If you find need to paid for this kind of software just don't buy seo backlink finder because I paid $97 for seo backlink finder on their sales page where they state: You just pay once for the software (no subscription, no update-fees, no hidden costs). Final Payment. You buying a single computer license, which means you can use the software on 1 computer. The software only works for a certain period of months after that they lock your license,and you are not able to launch the software anymore! Now that I reported them in a few places they completely canceled my license.
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  • Profile picture of the author nilahroy
    You can use this tool for check back link
    Google web master tool ,Open Site Explorer
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  • Profile picture of the author vutshuvo
    i think that spy glass will be best tools for checking back links
    lots of free online tools you will get via Internet
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  • Profile picture of the author kazim
    I think yahoo is the best.
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    • Profile picture of the author Liam Hamer
      Originally Posted by kazim View Post

      I think yahoo is the best.
      I thought Yahoo Site Explorer closed down last year? :confused:
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  • Profile picture of the author kchanda
    backlinkwatch.com work fine
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    • Profile picture of the author cherry2012
      I use ahrefs for checking backlinks..
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  • Profile picture of the author Enzo Ewens
    Originally Posted by the_icon View Post

    Just like the title says, what is the best free tool for checking backlinks to your site.

    For example I recently, in the last 2 months, purchased dirt cheap profile links from someone on the WF, they were pinged and I thought that was that. I understand they may have been deleted by forum mods elsewhere or more likely is it possible that G is just ignoring them because it interprets them as spam?

    Anyways, all the free tools I have used at most count 7 backlinks. Can anyone recommend a good free backlink checker?


    Ahrefs site explorer
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  • Profile picture of the author HurricaneMedia
    There just doesn't seem to be a good alternative to Yahoo Site Explorer. They tell you to use Google Webmaster tools but it doesn't give you any information on backlinks of competitor sites. Annoyingly Market Samurai just links you to a site which gives you limited info about backlinks
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  • Profile picture of the author mesmsgs
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    Market Samurai suck ! backlinkcheck dot com work well
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