Best Backlink Monitor?

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I'm using Raven SEO Tools. I don't see a way to have it automatically check backlinks weekly (like it does for SERPS) and then be able to see a graph showing 6 month history of total links and/or total ACRank changing over time. Would also be nice if each report indicates new links and has the option to show links that were on the last report but are not longer active.

Is there a cheap/free service out there that does this? Right now I'm having to manually run reports, export and save them.
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  • Profile picture of the author Josh MacDonald
    I don't understand what you need to see how many backlinks you're at? Just keep building, or use Yahoo Site Explorer.
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    • Profile picture of the author Theeban
      Originally Posted by Josh MacDonald View Post

      I don't understand what you need to see how many backlinks you're at? Just keep building, or use Yahoo Site Explorer.
      I agree with you. Yes, it all depends on how our big "G" sees your backlinks, based on that you will be credited or debited on SERP of Google ,

      Anyhow, keep on tracking on your backlinks are good, to do so, I usually record all backlinks on excel sheet and used to check whether those are indexed by Google or not and used to ping those often to get quicker index.

      In between, I use Backlinkwatch.com which is free of course, but even that does NOT show all the backlinks on my excel sheet
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    • Profile picture of the author markwilson4074
      Originally Posted by Josh MacDonald View Post

      I don't understand what you need to see how many backlinks you're at? Just keep building, or use Yahoo Site Explorer.
      Yes, keep building them will produce results sooner or later. But don't give up and keep doing it.
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  • Profile picture of the author Kenwa87
    Try SEO spyglass but all back link tools will never show all of the back links. Just keep on building and set a schedule to check once a week or less.
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    Ahrefs rocks
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    • Profile picture of the author aygabtu
      Originally Posted by asarno View Post

      Ahrefs rocks
      ahref sucks. It hasn't updated SERP changes all month.
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  • Profile picture of the author Droopy Dawg
    Yeah... my votes are for (in order):

    MajesticSEO: Majestic SEO: Site Explorer
    Yahoo Site Explorer: Site Explorer - Yahoo! Site Explorer
    Backlink Watch: Backlinks Checker Tool - Backlink Watch

    Market Samurai has a real good backlink analyzer where it can show you how many links your (or any) site has, and it breaks those links down by PR. Real cool.
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  • Profile picture of the author johnnn3433
    yeah i used majestic seo too. it worked pretty well for me.
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    • Profile picture of the author marcus luther
      Originally Posted by johnnn3433 View Post

      yeah i used majestic seo too. it worked pretty well for me.
      Hey mate, you can use alexa and backlink watch...Both are pretty good..Alexa will provide you quality backlinks and backlink watch will give you total links..
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  • Profile picture of the author JackStoneSEO
    I use majestic SEO for checking all backlinks, and I use AreMyLinksUp for tracking high value backlinks like link exchanges and links I purchased.
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    • Profile picture of the author sp1k3ster
      Originally Posted by JackStoneSEO View Post

      I use majestic SEO for checking all backlinks, and I use AreMyLinksUp for tracking high value backlinks like link exchanges and links I purchased.
      Thanks for the share. Aremylinksup.com is a perfect solution. I was looking for something that could centralize all the link tracking. I pay monthly for lot of my backlinks and I wanted to make sure they don't go down without my knowledge. Also it shows PR and stuff. Thanks again.
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      • Profile picture of the author sickseo
        Originally Posted by sp1k3ster View Post

        Thanks for the share. Aremylinksup.com is a perfect solution. I was looking for something that could centralize all the link tracking. I pay monthly for lot of my backlinks and I wanted to make sure they don't go down without my knowledge. Also it shows PR and stuff. Thanks again.
        I checked out aremylinksup.com and it is quite a long and tedious process of getting your links into their system. You have to add them in one by one! For each of my sites, I have in excess of 100,000 links from multiple tiers. I will be old and grey by the time I have manually added all of my links into their system for all of my sites!

        aremylinksup.com has no support for adding links in volume, nor do they allow the tracking of links from multiple tiers. I still believe Backlink Monitor is the best tool out there for organising, checking, tracking and analysing your links by tier.

        I can add in my urls into the software by simply copy and pasting! There are no limits on the number of urls. There are no limits on the number of projects. No monthly running costs either. Link checks can be scheduled with the built in scheduler and reports can be scheduled to be emailed as well. All of the important metrics are available for analysis too! It is the only tool which can track your links from every tier. So your links which point to your links which point to your money site url can be checked and tracked on automation.

        It doesn't get any better than this!

        Tops
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        • Profile picture of the author JackStoneSEO
          Originally Posted by sickseo View Post

          I checked out aremylinksup.com...
          Yeah, the no import functionality is a pain in the butt. That said I emailed them and they said they're in the middle of revamping everything and they're adding import functionality so thank god for that.

          I primarily use it for high value links. You definitely don't want to track all your links from all your tiers using it. I mostly use it for tracking paid links and pr network links so I know I'm getting what I paid for on those links.

          Once you add more than a handful of those high value links, making sure they all stay online, pr doesn't change, etc, becomes a major PITA.
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        • Profile picture of the author dapex
          Originally Posted by sickseo View Post

          All of the important metrics are available for analysis too! It is the only tool which can track your links from every tier. So your links which point to your links which point to your money site url can be checked and tracked on automation.

          It doesn't get any better than this!

          Tops
          Just got the demo of this.. How do you possibly get it to check multiple tiers?? I can only put one URL into a project.. If I am building multiple tiers they wont all be to my money site will they?? So do I need a project for every site that is linking in my tiers?

          Project 1. check my tier1 backlinks
          then I would need a project to check for the tier 2 links to all my different tier 1 sites? So if I build 50 web 2.0's as tier 1 then I would need 50 projects to check the lower tiers to those 50 tier 1's???????
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          • Profile picture of the author ErikWeich31021
            majestic seo is my backlink analysis tool, especially cause its free with a paid upgrade but the free version works enough for me
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  • Profile picture of the author JSProjects
    Majestic or Ahrefs. Both have pretty large databases. Though still not as big as YSE once did.
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  • Profile picture of the author patco
    MajesticSEO can help, but there isn't ANY backlink checker that will provide you ALL the backlinks! .. If any1 finds anything, please share it
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  • Profile picture of the author DSTeam
    Online solutions: majesticseo.com, ahrefs.com, opensiteexplorer.org
    Program solutions: SEO Spyglass and MS
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  • Profile picture of the author MikaJanah
    Try Backlinkwatch or SpyGlass from Link Assistant. The enterprise version provides additional features to extract more info on the links.
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  • Profile picture of the author Vtoy
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    MajesticSEO is a free online tool I personally use. Other than that I'm using Traffic Travis.
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  • Profile picture of the author AleinaKoch
    SpyGlass Enterprise by Link Assistant. It gives you all the details on a specific link.
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    • Profile picture of the author McHarrison
      I use majestic, ahrefs and opensiteexplor tools in SEO for checking all backlinks, and I use AreMyLinksUp for tracking high value backlinks like link exchanges and links I purchased.
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  • Profile picture of the author seoforu
    I vote for magestic seo and backlink watch.
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  • Profile picture of the author sickseo
    I find that majestic seo are extremely slow at updating their figures with the actual figures which I record myself. For one site of mine, I have physically built over 10,000 links to my domain. Majestic seo still shows only 95 links to the domain! So quite a big difference.

    For monitoring and orgainising my links by tier, I use a desktop software which allows me to schedule link checks, check the indexed status of my links, as well as analyse other metrics such as obl's, anchor text and no follow status.

    It also has a filter option, which allows me to select my links by a combination of the above metrics, before loading the urls into another campaign. So keeping track of my links and building more links to my links is a lot easier and quicker when you have a tool such as backlink monitor.

    The software only costs $39.95 and is a one off purchase. So certainly very inexpensive for what it does. I have done a training video explaining how I use it. You can find it on my site and you tube channel.

    I am unable to share a link to the video as I have not hit the 15 post count yet! This is my first post!

    Tops
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    • Originally Posted by sickseo View Post

      So keeping track of my links and building more links to my links is a lot easier and quicker when you have a tool such as backlink monitor.

      The software only costs $39.95 and is a one off purchase. So certainly very inexpensive for what it does. I have done a training video explaining how I use it. You can find it on my site and you tube channel.
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      Thanks for this sickseo. I was looking for some feedback on this software. Your comments and YouTube video on this product were excellent! I will purchase your recommended package through your link as a thank you.

      You are a star,

      John
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  • Profile picture of the author jrpventures
    what is the best checker that's free?
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  • Profile picture of the author Eric Canlas
    My vote goes to MajesticSEO
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  • Profile picture of the author marketwarrior06
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    if you are really serious about your backlinking then spend the time that you are giving to watch how many links have you gotten to the building of links. it will help you getting more and more back links. and remember that Google will index the links sooner or later
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  • Profile picture of the author Kreative4
    Majestic SEO. Most accurate and up to date.
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  • Profile picture of the author cssitkt
    If used Ahrefs, Majestic, Market Samuri & spy glass & Traffic Travis - in my opinion Link Research Tools is far better than any of them.
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  • Profile picture of the author sickseo
    The problem with using any of these external data sources is that they will NEVER give you the full SEO picture on your links. All of these data sources are very poor at reporting on the total number of links pointing to your site.

    They also fail to report on links which point to your links. They only report on tier 1 links. So if you build link pyramids, you can not track these links with external data sources.

    I just tried backlink watch on my sickseo site and once I had got past those annoying pop up ads, it told me I had ZERO links and that I should go and build some! I also looked at majestic seo and it says that I have 95 links going to my home page! It's been saying that for a few weeks now.

    Well, I know for a fact that I have 25,313 active backlinks. I also know that 57% of my links are indexed. I also know that 25,000 of these live links are do follow and that 313 links are no follow! I can also see the exact anchor text for each of these live links including those "anomalies" which often appear when building links.

    How do I know all of these statistics for my site when backlinkwatch tells me I have zero links? It is because I use a desktop software to track and analyse all of my links from any of my tiers. It is called backlink monitor by a company called Inspyder Software.

    I have been beta testing for a few months now and have managed to make enough feature requests to get the tool developed to the stage it is at now. I am a full time SEO, so the features which this desktop software now has programmed in are perfect for an seo.

    Seriously, if you do seo and want to stay in control of your links. Then this is the only tool I use and certainly the only tool I also recommend to others.

    I have also taken the time to create a demonstration video which is an hour long, showing how I use the tool to make my own seo decisions for my sites. Once you have watched the video, I will be extremely surprised if anyone says that these external data sources are better or even accurate!

    They simply are not!

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  • Profile picture of the author checklinks
    If you want to check your site backlinks then use backlinkwatch. It is best to check site backlinks.
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  • Profile picture of the author RevSEO
    It's between Majestic and Ahref.

    Or, Scrapebox, which is much faster and based on your own schedule but unfortunately it won't produce pretty graphs or charts like you wanted.
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  • Profile picture of the author lisadan1
    I have not used this one. I will use this soon and let you know my feedback regarding this.
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  • Profile picture of the author acs111
    I use backlinkwatch its free. You can copy the links straight to Excel
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  • Profile picture of the author DanielDamian
    You can also use Backlink Monitor for SEO - Monitor Backlinks - there is a free version and 4 paid ones (you can also use our free backlink checker, so you can discover new backlinks for your site).

    @sickseo: We have an import option, so you can import multiple links using an Excel/Word file.
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    • Profile picture of the author Aarav
      I always prefer "Open Site Explorer" for checking the backlinks and also many more stuffs. Go with "Open Site Explorer" for accurate results and detailed information.
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    • Profile picture of the author sickseo
      Originally Posted by DanielDamian View Post

      You can also use monitorbacklinks.com - there is a free version and 4 paid ones (you can also use our free backlink checker, so you can discover new backlinks for your site).

      @sickseo: We have an import option, so you can import multiple links using an Excel/Word file.
      The backlink checker for discovering new links does sound interesting ... shall have to test it out! So far, every backlink checker I have tried fails to report on a good majority of links that actually exist. My own sickseo site has well over 20,000+ links across multiple tiers. Majestic SEO just updated to say I have 5000! It does not know about the other 15,000. Plus it does not report past tier 1 links!

      BacklinkWatch says I have zero and seems like a website filled with ads rather than providing me with a backlink checking service! Every backlink checker I have tried thus far says my site has zero links! Bit of a joke really! Interesting to see what your backlink checking service will report on my site!

      They also have high monthly recurring costs for volume users such as myself. I am not a fan of services which have high monthly recurring costs! Especially when they are not accurate. Lol!

      As for monitoring links which are live, how many tiers of links does your service monitor up to? Many of my projects now go up to 14 tiers of links with 100,000+ links in each project! Can your service handle the monitoring of these types of links across multiple tiers? Is this going to be expensive?

      Tops
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  • Profile picture of the author DanielDamian
    @sickseo We can monitor any number of backlinks and we have accessible packages for every type of client (from freelancers which need to monitor less than 500 links to big SEO players which need to monitor hundreds of thousands of backlinks, like you).

    Since MonitorBacklinks.com tool focuses only on backlink monitoring feature, we can give more affordable prices than other big SEO tools.

    Please send me an PM with your e-mail adress, so we can discuss more. Since you have a lot of backlinks which you need to monitor, we will make you a special package with a discount.

    Thank you!
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    • Profile picture of the author sickseo
      Originally Posted by DanielDamian View Post

      @sickseo We can monitor any number of backlinks and we have accessible packages for every type of client (from freelancers which need to monitor less than 500 links to big SEO players which need to monitor hundreds of thousands of backlinks, like you).

      Since MonitorBacklinks.com tool focuses only on backlink monitoring feature, we can give more affordable prices than other big SEO tools.

      Please send me an PM with your e-mail adress, so we can discuss more. Since you have a lot of backlinks which you need to monitor, we will make you a special package with a discount.

      Thank you!
      I do appreciate your offer of a discount. Personally, I am quite happy with using Backlink Monitor as there are no monthly subscription costs. I only paid once for a lifetime license, so using this tool works out to be far more cost effective than using any online service. If you could match what backlink monitor does at a lower price, then I would have a reason to look at your service!

      You also didn't mention whether your service can monitor 14 tiers of links? I assume it only tracks tier 1 links and no higher?

      Tops
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  • Profile picture of the author Samung19
    I like majestic seo
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  • As of i know majestic SEO and open site explorer are good. I am using that also.
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  • Profile picture of the author Ant B
    Sick your starting to sound desperate now, I think people get it, you like the product and probably have an interest in getting people to buy the product I am guessing... Thing is ramming it down peoples throats is not a good marketing strategy.
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  • Profile picture of the author mark healy
    i personally like backlink watch and SEO spyglass, great tools for lots of backlinks
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  • Profile picture of the author engagedotscrm
    I prefer Backlinkwatch. Its pretty good.
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    SpyGlass Enterprise or Majestic
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  • Profile picture of the author SerenaGomez
    Open Site Explorer and Backlink Watch are good. No tool would give you exact backlink count. I really miss Yahoo Site Explorer
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  • Profile picture of the author weston2012
    I like two tools:
    1. backlinkwatch.com / Anchor Text showing / dofollow or nofolllow / OBL / PR is not working /

    2. analyzebacklinks.com / Anchor Text is not showing but I have seen perfect all backlinks.
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  • Profile picture of the author Elfen Lied
    I use MajesticSEO to view backlinks in bulk...without Yahoo site explorer, it's worth having.

    I use AreMyLinksUp (google it - sorry can't post links) to monitor high value links from purchases / exchanges...it notifies you if they get changed or removed.
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  • Profile picture of the author gedesud1k
    I recommend you to use backlink watch..

    but i never check my backlink everyday, i just keep build it
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  • Profile picture of the author redchillies
    Try LinkAssistant. You can manually input (or import) and store all your backlinks and the tool will check them for you reporting nofollow, frames, redirects, wrong anchor texts, etc.
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  • I personally feel BackLink Monitor and BackLink Watch tools are the best tools to monitor and watch backlinks and the reason I recommend using both these tools because it is free.

    Benefits of BackLink Monitor

    1) It monitor provides quite in-depth information and getting alerts through email is the best option, so you don't need to keeping checking each day to see the detailed report.
    2) The most distinctive features are graph in the overview dashboard and ability to increase backlinks quality and site traffic based on keyword positioning.

    3) You can easily demonstrate & find quality backlinks and avoiding potentially negative ones.

    Benefits of BackLink Watch:

    1) With this tool you can identify all links to your website, as well as phrases associated with the link and anchor-text.

    2) You can also get useful data as page rank, anchor text, total page links outbound. Also you can flag any inbound link as "nofollow".

    3) Free-to-use, user friendly and no need to download.

    However, if you want to know more about both these tools you can check out the articles on Tools to Monitoring and Watch backlinks here: https://www.linksmanagement.com/backlink-monitor-watch/
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