Checking backlinks - Frequently Asked Questions

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I have just finished a huge campaign for my new site, and I am trying to find an effective way to check backlinks. Google Webmasters tools and Yahoo Site Explore give me COMPLETELY different answers. Which one is most reliable for SEO?
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  • Profile picture of the author cooler1
    I find the most reliable to be MajesticSEO.

    Im not sure if Yahoo Site Explorer is updating anymore because yahoo are closing the service down soon. It doesn't seem to be updating, looking at the SEOQuake toolbar.
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    • Profile picture of the author myiphoneapp
      Originally Posted by cooler1 View Post

      I find the most reliable to be MajesticSEO.

      Im not sure if Yahoo Site Explorer is updating anymore because yahoo are closing the service down soon. It doesn't seem to be updating, looking at the SEOQuake toolbar.
      MajesticSEO is a good but provide limited option for free account sign up.

      basically i check manually but i think it's a time consuming.
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    • Profile picture of the author babu21
      Thanks a lot to share this video link. It useful.
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    • Profile picture of the author Austin80ss
      Originally Posted by cooler1 View Post

      I find the most reliable to be MajesticSEO.

      Im not sure if Yahoo Site Explorer is updating anymore because yahoo are closing the service down soon. It doesn't seem to be updating, looking at the SEOQuake toolbar.
      I'm using seomajestic.com now, great way of monitoring competitors.
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    • Profile picture of the author majay
      Originally Posted by cadmo View Post

      Try backlinkwatch.com

      It will give you detailed list of backlinks along with "Anchor Text" and "Do-follow" information.

      All of the above its FREE

      Regards
      I have tried this and it indeed does provide detailed data on links.

      Thanks
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  • Profile picture of the author chemlabrat
    I use a free downloadable program called SEO spyglass. It takes longer than using some of these web services, but it gives lots more info like anchor text, PR of the site linking from, etc.
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    • Profile picture of the author Sandor Verebi
      Hi fellows,

      Please, realize that the OP is banned, probably not without any reason. I saw he started many different threads today, and is banned also today.

      So, please, don't feed the troll.

      Best,

      Sandor
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      • Profile picture of the author squaster
        Banned or not, I'm looking for the same info. The Yahoo has to old backlinks, because Yahoo Explorer doesn't work anymore. I was looking for the MajesticSEO but it's to expensive for me at that moment. Is there any alternative for MajesticSEO ?

        Regards.
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        • Profile picture of the author Sandor Verebi
          Originally Posted by squaster View Post

          Banned or not, I'm looking for the same info. The Yahoo has to old backlinks, because Yahoo Explorer doesn't work anymore. I was looking for the MajesticSEO but it's to expensive for me at that moment. Is there any alternative for MajesticSEO ?

          Regards.
          As I know, MajesticSEO has a free version you can use (of course, depending on your need of data).

          An alternative solution may be for you SEOmoz, and you can use it free for 30 days.

          I don't use one either, so I cannot express an opinion about them.

          All the best,

          Sandor
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          • Profile picture of the author bizrahul
            nice post I like it.
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        • Profile picture of the author bangdent
          Originally Posted by squaster View Post

          Banned or not, I'm looking for the same info. The Yahoo has to old backlinks, because Yahoo Explorer doesn't work anymore. I was looking for the MajesticSEO but it's to expensive for me at that moment. Is there any alternative for MajesticSEO ?

          Regards.
          yup

          i'm right behind you
          i need those info like you
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      • Profile picture of the author nbatioco
        Originally Posted by Sandor Verebi View Post

        Please, realize that the OP is banned, probably not without any reason. I saw he started many different threads today, and is banned also today.

        So, please, don't feed the troll.
        What is the meaning of OP?
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    • Profile picture of the author hostas
      Originally Posted by chemlabrat View Post

      I use a free downloadable program called SEO spyglass. It takes longer than using some of these web services, but it gives lots more info like anchor text, PR of the site linking from, etc.
      but it's paid..or I'm wrong?
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    • Profile picture of the author coolunderwear
      Oh, big thank to you! I will try the same source!
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    • Profile picture of the author nocentdvil
      Originally Posted by chemlabrat View Post

      I use a free downloadable program called SEO spyglass. It takes longer than using some of these web services, but it gives lots more info like anchor text, PR of the site linking from, etc.
      I was really hoping of the same as well that how could we check links back towards our site. Thanks for the stated application. Cheers!
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    • Profile picture of the author crandallman77
      Originally Posted by chemlabrat View Post

      I use a free downloadable program called SEO spyglass. It takes longer than using some of these web services, but it gives lots more info like anchor text, PR of the site linking from, etc.

      I second that! It works great and is very accurate. This is the best tool Ive used
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      • Profile picture of the author Kaspxasbestos
        Originally Posted by crandallman77 View Post

        I second that! It works great and is very accurate. This is the best tool Ive used
        I use seo spyglass
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    • Profile picture of the author cynthiamason
      I have tested SEO SpyGlass as well. I am a strong believer in competitive analysis. The same tools you use to spy on your competition can be used to spy on yourself to make sure that you are using effective strategies to properly position yourself. It can also reveal loop holes in your strategies.

      I remember some time ago, I hired a guy to build back links for me even though I could do it myself. I checked his work. Some of the back links he create were extremely poor quality.
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    • Profile picture of the author ricoramiro
      Originally Posted by chemlabrat View Post

      I use a free downloadable program called SEO spyglass. It takes longer than using some of these web services, but it gives lots more info like anchor text, PR of the site linking from, etc.

      I've been using SEO spyglass for a couple months now and it is a really good tool. It does take a little while to complete tasks but it's worth the wait.
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  • In my opinion, We should consider Google Webmaster Tools for the backlink count. If you want to rank on Google just check which links Google are considering as Backlink.

    Why we should look at backlinks on other tools. They just give the number of links submitted in various websites not the actual backlinks which Google consider as ranking signal. This is my thinking though.
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    • Profile picture of the author irfanmeo
      Originally Posted by webdesigndevelopment View Post

      In my opinion, We should consider Google Webmaster Tools for the backlink count. If you want to rank on Google just check which links Google are considering as Backlink.

      Why we should look at backlinks on other tools. They just give the number of links submitted in various websites not the actual backlinks which Google consider as ranking signal. This is my thinking though.
      You are right at your place but i think Goolge hides alot of information from us thats why we should not rely on Google Webmaster only
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    • Profile picture of the author Glowrry
      For checking back links I use backlinkwatch a great tool to find your backlinks... Google also show you the current and recently cached backlinks built for your website. Use the following syntex:

      link:<space><yourdomain name>

      If you don't give space then it can show the backlinks of your website only not the current backlinks. I am sure you would like it. If you find that your site comes repeatedly in the search pages then use the following syntex:

      link:<space><your domain name><space><hypen><your domain name>
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  • Profile picture of the author melltonroper
    Try SEO Spyglass of backlinkwatch.com...
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    • Profile picture of the author techotalk
      yep even my fav is backlinkwatch.com
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    • Profile picture of the author DonHuevos
      Originally Posted by melltonroper View Post

      Try SEO Spyglass of backlinkwatch.com...
      You took the words out of my mouth.
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    • Profile picture of the author abhigarapati
      seo spy glass is not wok if you have less no of back links and backlinkwatch.com will show no of links from same website even you didn't find any back link from that page
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    • Profile picture of the author dhanimyfbfans
      Originally Posted by melltonroper View Post

      Try SEO Spyglass of backlinkwatch.com...
      Thank you for the info, I think it should test
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  • Profile picture of the author christiehemme
    yes, backlinkwatch.com is the right option.
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    • Profile picture of the author webinventaekhlas
      Originally Posted by christiehemme View Post

      yes, backlinkwatch.com is the right option.
      backlinkwatch is good for static result. Now a days they don't give any new data or latest data.
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    • Profile picture of the author alicenew
      Originally Posted by christiehemme View Post

      yes, backlinkwatch.com is the right option.
      Yes, same tool i use to check the backlink of the website.
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    • Profile picture of the author namesbeyond
      Originally Posted by christiehemme View Post

      yes, backlinkwatch.com is the right option.
      yes, i am using backlinkwatch.com to see backlink for my site. can any one suggest other better tools to see the back link.
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      • Profile picture of the author CyberAlien
        Originally Posted by namesbeyond View Post

        yes, i am using backlinkwatch.com to see backlink for my site. can any one suggest other better tools to see the back link.
        Take a look at ahrefs.com too
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  • Profile picture of the author chandan_dutta
    MajesticSEO is best to check backlinks. Even Google Webmaster also shows more number of links now a days. Yahoo Explorer is not updated and they are going to close explorer in December.
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  • Profile picture of the author benk
    I used Backlinkwatch and Bluebacklinks
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    • Profile picture of the author jojobaindia
      Yes, i am also satisfy with backlinkwatch.com .
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    • Profile picture of the author acebinhire
      I think google webmaster is best for checking back links.
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    • Profile picture of the author vajra123
      Google webmaster tool ,ahref.com, back link watch are the sources to check your back links .Else this there are many sites in the search engine ,you can search by yourself.
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  • Profile picture of the author shaunD
    just use Yahoo Site Explorer !!
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    • Profile picture of the author mxyzplk
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      Originally Posted by shaunD View Post

      just use Yahoo Site Explorer !!
      its already closed...
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  • Profile picture of the author Michael45
    backlinkwatch.com is a good website for checking backlinks.
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    • Profile picture of the author saovietxulynuoc
      Originally Posted by Michael45 View Post

      backlinkwatch.com is a good website for checking backlinks.
      I used backlinkwatch but I can't find all backlink also it is'nt the same when I use majestic SEO. Can you show me why?
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    • Profile picture of the author neha12
      Originally Posted by Michael45 View Post

      backlinkwatch.com is a good website for checking backlinks.
      I am also using this one, It's working very well..
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  • Profile picture of the author webdevpro
    One of the easiest way is to use an online tool like Backlink Checker

    This will give you dofollow/nofollow indicator, anchor text and also optional other outbound links from that page.
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    • Profile picture of the author STEVEN VEE
      Thanks for the tip,works very well!
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    • Profile picture of the author techforumskatleo
      using google webmaster tools gives a more authentic detailing for backlink checking
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  • Profile picture of the author coolspot
    how can i see how many backlinks i have and the sites they come from? i used to use yahoo but i think the site has changed a little
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    • Profile picture of the author Melissa82
      Personally I use Scrapebox for this and many many other things too
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      • Profile picture of the author nazvinumi
        Originally Posted by Melissa82 View Post

        Personally I use Scrapebox for this and many many other things too

        Hi,i have scrapebox and i know how to use it a little bit.Now i want to know the actual way to collect a list of backlinks for a specific site through scrapebox.can you help me please.
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    • Profile picture of the author Quiksilver8
      Different checkers will show up different amounts of links.

      Here are some simple ones to use:

      Backlinkcheck.com the free webmaster tool for checking backlinks
      Backlinks Checker Tool - Backlink Watch
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    • Profile picture of the author Robert Michael
      For a free tool, SERPAttacks is good.

      They also have a paid version if you like the free one and decide to upgrade. I have an affiliate link for it, but I wont post it in here. If you want my link just PM me, I'd be glad to send it over.

      I personally use Scrapebox though.

      Here is their discount link if you want to check that out as well though. cheapskate - ScrapeBox
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      • Profile picture of the author Dmreed4311
        Originally Posted by Whos That Guru View Post

        For a free tool, SERPAttacks is good.

        They also have a paid version if you like the free one and decide to upgrade. I have an affiliate link for it, but I wont post it in here. If you want my link just PM me, I'd be glad to send it over.

        I personally use Scrapebox though.

        Here is their discount link if you want to check that out as well though. cheapskate - ScrapeBox
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    • Profile picture of the author Barry Unruh
      I use the MajesticSEO and Yahoo Site Explorer through Market Samurai, but I may have to give that free version of the link checker from ScrapeBox a try...looks interesting.

      Free Link Checker - ScrapeBox
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      • Profile picture of the author danb12
        Originally Posted by Zaheera View Post

        I use Scrapebox

        If you use Scrapebox, you are only using Alexa links.
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    • Profile picture of the author Jenny4u1
      I will use backlinkchecker.com and yahoo explorer to get the results. As per my knowledge they are giving updated data.
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    • Profile picture of the author Tacit
      We use Open Site Explorer from SEOMoz. You need to pay to get all the data though.
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      • Profile picture of the author nazvinumi
        hi, thanks a lot, but its only checking the amount, but i want to get those backlinks list . can you help me please/
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      • Profile picture of the author Drewry_Media
        I see you have a nice little list of goodies on your desktop my friend, including DNS :-)
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      • Profile picture of the author hipni
        Like this thx...
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        • Profile picture of the author BlackMetal
          seo spyglass barely seems to find any of the real links
          same with IBP
          Google WMT can only show it for your own sites.
          Majestic seems accurate, but I cant view the full amount of data.
          OpenSiteExplorer is too slow to update their DB

          Who has the most comprehensive data, and frequently updated?
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      • Profile picture of the author irankup
        Thats awesome.
        Originally Posted by Whos That Guru View Post

        Use the backlink checker add-on.

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    • Profile picture of the author stellaandreapark
      I use OpenSiteExplorer.org
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    • Profile picture of the author eviezamora
      Like markmax, I also use SEO Spyglass. It's great for checking the progress of your own backlinks and the backlinks of your competitors. It gives you detailed information, such as the exact URL, page rank and whether it is a dofollow or nofollow link to name but a few.
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      • Profile picture of the author AMSLLC
        Is there any wordpress plugin available to replace the yahoo backlinks checker?
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    • Profile picture of the author HatKing
      I use Backlinkwatch.com. Its free
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      • Profile picture of the author davidlibra
        Originally Posted by HatKing View Post

        I use Backlinkwatch.com. Its free
        Me also do the same.. LOL

        But no tool gives you full excess of your backlinks. Instead I would prefer to see backlinks in Webmaster tool where most new backlinks are also added and visible
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    • Profile picture of the author iamnotfrankkern
      I use

      Majestic SEO
      Open Site Explorer
      Ahrefs
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    • Profile picture of the author faceblogger
      SEO Spyglass - The best!
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    • Profile picture of the author diggs11
      I always check backlinks via backlinkwatch.com i think this is best for me
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    • Profile picture of the author riysoft
      Use Backlinkwatch. It's a good tool for checking backlinks.
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    • Profile picture of the author webdevpro
      Now Google is the only hope to check the competitor's backlinks (well not all) or the tools based on Google's services that can show you the results in more details like with PR etc. You can look at a similar one here Backlink Checker with dofollow indicator.
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    • Profile picture of the author thefaizan4it
      Watch Backlink is a best tool for reviews how many back links have you build each site.

      backlinkwatch [dot] com
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    • Profile picture of the author razorico
      Just for checking number of backlinks - seoquake is good, for in-depth research - majestic seo is a weapon of winners.
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    • Profile picture of the author flamewave
      I have been told majestic is the way to go. when looking make sure that it is based around google as at the end of the day that is what matters.
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      • Profile picture of the author uncommondeal
        AS one member rightfully mentioned, there are lots of software that you can use to check your backlinks but I uses ibusinesspromoter. Please remember that different backlink checker will produce different results.
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      • Profile picture of the author Priya12
        According to me, backlinkwatch.com is the best site for searching backlinks.
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    • Profile picture of the author deyong
      srapebox is the best....
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    • Profile picture of the author jacksite
      ahrefs.com ----- I use this one. It's very good, hope you like it.
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      • Profile picture of the author seoweb
        I think, all these tools are not showing proper results.
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      • Profile picture of the author ramanpradhan42
        Both Backlinkwatch and MajesticSeo are good tools for checking backlinks. You can easily check backlinks with the help of these 2 tools.
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      • Profile picture of the author markrings
        I think SEO Spyglass is best for checking back links.
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      • try to use this tool
        backlinkwatch.com
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      • Profile picture of the author usaimarketing
        I think majesticSEO is the preferable choice to check the no. of links of a particular website, it gives the more reliable results.
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      • Profile picture of the author Gloria Dcosta
        Yes, Google web master tool is the best to check your site's back link. moreover back link watcher is also an effective tool to check your back link.
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      • Profile picture of the author ramanpradhan42
        Backlink Watch is the best tool for checking backlinks.
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      • Profile picture of the author Anadisooza
        Backlinkswatch.com is the best to check back links.
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    • Profile picture of the author Sulungta2
      I use back link according to alexa. Check with this:
      http://www.alexa. com/site/ Your URL
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    • Profile picture of the author nblake
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      • Profile picture of the author hirithk
        hai
        i m using backlinkwatch.com
        thank u
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      • Profile picture of the author Andrian
        Spyglass. Backlinkwatch i mostly use. But yahoo backlink watch great site don't know why its not working since few months. market samurai is also good for analysis. but backlink watch is quiet better.
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      • Profile picture of the author pearsonseo
        I am using Trafic travers.
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      • Profile picture of the author john8954
        Google like: command provides best to check backilink of google.In case of yahoo Link: command aslo.

        Dear replyers megestic seo tool provides backlink result its true but that result include their index pages of websites also


        How will u judge google back link or any other search engine backlink.

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      • Profile picture of the author michaelrox27
        Just type link:domainname in the Google search box and get to know the backlinks.
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      • Profile picture of the author jessicagavin
        I mostly use backlink watch to check backlinks, SEO Spyglass and Majestic SEO are good source to check backlinks.
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      • Profile picture of the author JaynKeth
        To check on my own site, I use google webmaster.

        To spy on others, I will use backlinkwatch. But it only updates after a while. Most of the newer site will not have the data. Sometimes when I am desperate, I will search for it, site:url.

        All these are free. Any other methods you may let me know too.
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      • Profile picture of the author jessicagavin
        Try SEO
        Spyglass
        backlinkwatch
        magestic seo. these are the best sources to check backlinks.
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    • Profile picture of the author MarkWW
      Scrapebox is now showing 0 for backlink checking!
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    • Profile picture of the author guzpra
      seo spyglass is one of the best till now
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      • Profile picture of the author rajivwebads
        You can use seospyglass,backlinkwatch.com for backlink checking.
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      • Profile picture of the author mcario
        Originally Posted by guzpra View Post

        seo spyglass is one of the best till now
        Tried the above mentioned software and it worked great for me.
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    • Profile picture of the author MattewHayden555
      I normally use Google, Yahoo Explorer, BING and BacklinksWatch.
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    • Profile picture of the author christopherk
      Ofcourse MasjesticSEO is best tool for this. Like Ferrari in cars world
      MajesticSEO provide graphs also, to see link velocity.
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      • Profile picture of the author surfcamp
        I think we should consider Google webmaster tool which provide the complete back links details.
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      • Profile picture of the author Apoorv82
        Backlink builder tool uses search engines to find related websites for building links during an SEO (search engine optimization) campaign. 1) enter a keyword, or phrase associated with your website
        2) choose one of the phrase searching options
        3) select an operator to refine your search
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      • Profile picture of the author Alan Hudye
        Hi,

        There are so many tools available to check backlinks. but Backlinkwatch and opensiteexplorer.org are the best one. they provides the complete report of every link, like Anchor text, PR etc.
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      • Profile picture of the author brienn
        Try ahrefs.com-that is a good tool for checking backlinks
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      • Profile picture of the author rajivwebads
        backlinkwatch.com is the best option for checking backlinks.
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      • Profile picture of the author aviexpert
        I am using
        backlinkwatch.com
        SEO Quake also
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      • Profile picture of the author Nevergoadf
        I am using link-assistant. Please tell me is it useful. I can tell you I am getting good result.
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      • Profile picture of the author advancedroofing
        I think must use Google webmaster tool which provide more accurate and reliable results for back links also can use some other tool like backlinkwatch and majesticseo
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        • Profile picture of the author johny53
          Originally Posted by clinkz1129 View Post

          SEOspy. you can easily download the free trial
          +1 for SEOspy. Spyglass is awesome too.
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      • Profile picture of the author CyberAlien
        Originally Posted by christopherk View Post

        Ofcourse MasjesticSEO is best tool for this. Like Ferrari in cars world
        MajesticSEO provide graphs also, to see link velocity.
        There are so much better cars than a Ferrari
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      • Profile picture of the author johnwilliams0333
        Nice information shared
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      • Profile picture of the author wandyparker
        I use backlinkwatch to check back links its a good tool.
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      • Profile picture of the author seofloyd
        IMO Ahrefs has the most complete and accurate data...gold medal

        Majestic and Seomoz are pretty good....Silver and Bronze

        The rest mentioned in this thread don't medal...

        Spyglass is actually the best of "the rest"

        Again....IMO

        but there is NO way I would trust my results to backlinkwatch or scrapebox...just NOT enough data...

        although, scrape does a pretty good job finding citations for my local clients...
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      • Profile picture of the author proptiger123
        There are lots of tools to find back links
        Webmaster tools
        backlinkwatch.com
        and also there are lots of sites that we use to find back links...
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      • Profile picture of the author namesbeyond
        Backlinkwatch is the site i am using, its show the backlink for the specified site, through which keyword the site is linked can also be noticed.
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      • Profile picture of the author kingsweb
        I prefer to go with the Google Webmaster tool. The other important backlink checker tools are Open Site Explorer, Backlinkwatch and SEO Spy Glass.
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      • Profile picture of the author apcpk
        i have used
        Google analytics ,ahrefs ,bluebacklinks, webmastertoolkit ,majestic seo ,seomoz and backlinkwatch.
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    • Profile picture of the author Abdul Jabbar
      I am using Scrapbox but due to the changes of google i am having a tension. I need some .edu links but this is not working now. I am trying to find some other ways. Anyway thanks for sharing your comments.
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    • Profile picture of the author Kris79
      Here is a list:
      - ahrefs
      - backlinkwatch
      - SEO spy glass
      - blekko
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    • Profile picture of the author goldradio
      backlinkwatch is a decent free resource. I usually do competitor analysis on backlinkwatch and other tools.
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    • Profile picture of the author socialbookmark
      I liked backlinkwatch and i used it several times but i think it will stop working after Yahoo explorer stops
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    • Profile picture of the author ButterflyGarden
      Here are a bunch of back link checking tools - Back Link Checking Tools

      Don't have a favorite.
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  • Profile picture of the author dofollow
    Backlink checker is a tool that allows for the easy way to check for backlinks online of any site. It is a simple and easy to use online tool. After that use Yahoo site explorer.
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  • Profile picture of the author outwest
    Originally Posted by dofollow View Post

    Backlink checker is a tool that allows for the easy way to check for backlinks online of any site. It is a simple and easy to use online tool. After that use Yahoo site explorer.
    Yahoo site explorer is no more, why even post about that?
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  • Profile picture of the author conceptinfoway
    ahrefs.com

    It's good backlink checker tool. You can also export your report in excel format.
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    • Profile picture of the author gauthamvit2003
      There are many software to check backlinks i'll list a few for you; Open Site Explorer, Majestic SEO, backlinkwatch, Traffic Travis, etc. But to do a thorough and in-depth analysis of website, referral links, landing pages etc I recommend you to use Google Analytics, Google and Bing Webmaster tools.
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  • Profile picture of the author drewmcntyre
    I always use yahoo site explorer for checking the backlinks of any site. You can also try backlinkwatch dot com. This tool is also better for checking the backlinks of any site that you want.
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  • Profile picture of the author stoaf88
    How are you guys checking links now that yahoo site explorer is down?

    That was my favorite way to analyze links and now its gone, it sucks!
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  • Profile picture of the author benk
    me too I usually use backlinkwatch
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  • I use google webmaster tools currently but will try out backlinkchecker to see if there is any difference in links. Thanks for the advice!
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  • Profile picture of the author IMToday
    I've found something that in my tests is more accurate than any other free service/site out there. So if you don't want to have to buy software and run scrapers, etc. here you go:

    How to Check Backlinks Without Yahoo Site Explorer
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  • Profile picture of the author Steffy Rose
    backlinkwatch.com will give an exact result .. definitely, it will be useful for you..
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  • Profile picture of the author chrislangley
    Yahoo Site Explorer (when it was around gave more backlinks than Google), but it seems the industry is moving towards keeping the backlinks private (which is good or bad depening on which side of the spectrum you are on)
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  • Profile picture of the author sbglobal79
    Try backlinkwatch.com

    It will give you detailed list of backlinks along with "Anchor Text" and "Do-follow" information.

    All of the above its FREE
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  • Profile picture of the author Drewry_Media
    "most reliable backlink checker"...

    search that in Google and see what comes up! =)
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  • Profile picture of the author Crank
    Try free version of SEO Spyglass and I think you'll buy the paid version then. It's really helpful, especially after Site Explorer had passed.
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  • Profile picture of the author conceptinfoway
    back link watch is good way...........:rolleyes:
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    • Profile picture of the author twinspectra
      After the YSE there are only two sites that I use for analyzing backlinks of a website, they are:-

      1) blekko.com

      2) backlinkwatch.com
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  • Profile picture of the author digitalmarketing
    SEO Power suite is the best for check keyword ranking all search engine
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  • Profile picture of the author stephaneM20
    I used to depend mainly on backlinkwatch but now I found MajesticSEO is quite good for checking backlinks.
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  • Profile picture of the author davisdavin27
    Baklink Watch has a limit of 1000 backlinks. SEO SPYGLASS pro version will display more than 1000 backlinks of a website. You can also check for the PR, total links on the page, link value and more.
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  • Profile picture of the author Awesomo
    I used to use Yahoo site explorer but now it's backlinkwatch and MajesticSEO. Good to use a variety to check your links.
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  • Originally Posted by artion View Post

    I have just finished a huge campaign for my new site, and I am trying to find an effective way to check backlinks. Google Webmasters tools and Yahoo Site Explore give me COMPLETELY different answers. Which one is most reliable for SEO?
    MajesticSEO has been most effective for me. Please note that backlinks take time to show up in backlink checkers. It is not automatic, as these tools are not updated frequently.
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  • Profile picture of the author Alice Manon
    I had used Yahoo site explorer before for checking backlinks but recently yahoo site explorer has been closed and at present am using Open site explorer that helps to perform competitive website research.
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  • Profile picture of the author softsol
    Originally Posted by artion View Post

    I have just finished a huge campaign for my new site, and I am trying to find an effective way to check backlinks. Google Webmasters tools and Yahoo Site Explore give me COMPLETELY different answers. Which one is most reliable for SEO?
    Use Alexa for checking your back links
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  • Profile picture of the author WebDomain
    I prefer Majesticseo for check backlinks
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  • Profile picture of the author madyguru
    I mostly use backlinkwatch(dot)com for my daily work
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  • Profile picture of the author kattehudson
    To check your website back links you can use these sites like backlinkwatch.com or backlinkcheck.com ! Thanks........
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  • Profile picture of the author djchamike
    try backlinkwatch.com/
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  • Profile picture of the author Ikmal Syifai
    There are many tools out there but the most trusted tool (if Google is your targeted search engine) is Google Webmaster Tool.
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  • Profile picture of the author showkatahmad
    Backlinkwatch, iwebtools etc
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  • Profile picture of the author hotboy18
    I use MajesticSeo and BacklinkWatch to check my backlinks.
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  • Yes, BacklinkWatch.com and Majestic SEO.

    But mostly I just look at results and see who is ahead of me. Then I take a look at their Alexa data. IMHO Alexa gives you some of the best information out there. Is it quantified sufficiently? Not for some people, but it gives a good relative snapshot which frankly is usually all I really need!

    Just sayin' that I think we tend to overthink some of this stuff!
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  • Profile picture of the author Poshnjari
    I use backlinkwatch.com
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  • Profile picture of the author elitebag
    Google webmasters tool is better I think.
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  • Profile picture of the author Kruciall
    WebRank addon that I have idea where I found.
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  • Profile picture of the author Ruby Tyagi
    Seo spy glass and backlinkwatch are good sites to check
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  • Profile picture of the author Johnabrahamsp
    Google does not enclose all backlink information.You can use opensiteexplorer.org to know about backlinks.
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  • Profile picture of the author thisguyal
    Hi,

    I have 100s of websites. I am looking for a way to track the backlinks of each site without having to go to MajesticSEO.com every day and enter the data into Excel - for every site (impractical).

    I need a solution to track the backlinks my sites have over time. I'm looking for software that checks MajesticSEO daily if possible and keeps the data in a system.

    All I would need to do is enter the website and then its backlinks would be checked and logged in the system for me to view.

    Then I could see how many backlinks my team is building to my sites over time.

    I'd like to see graphs of each site's backlink count. January - 100 Backlinks, Macrh 350 backlinks, etc.

    Is there a solution you guys know of? Wouldn't this be a useful tool?

    Thanks!
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      • Profile picture of the author Matt Attack
        I use SEO Spyglass to analyze backlinks of my sites and competitors sites, however a good chunk of backlinks don't show up on this software. Many of these types of tools won't show all the backlinks to a particular site.
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        • Profile picture of the author thisguyal
          SEO Spyglass only allows you to view data one site at a time, right?

          I need a tool that tracks backlinks for 100s of sites that I enter into it, without me having to do it manually or manage 100s of files.
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      • Profile picture of the author thisguyal
        Originally Posted by Vijaypravin View Post

        Hope this will help you,

        "Google Webmaster tool"
        Sorry that doesn't help. I know about WT, Analytics, Majestic SEO, etc.

        How do you know how many backlinks you've earned in the last 6 months for a site?

        Moreover, how do you keep track of the backlink amounts for 100s of sites tp how many you're gaining?
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  • Profile picture of the author amherstsowell
    backlinkwatch.com/
    checkpagerank.net/
    iwebtool.com/backlink_checker


    These three also best tool for backlink checker. I am not use any tool for back link check manual or take help of webmaster tool is best.
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  • Profile picture of the author CameronBroadbent
    Hey guys have any alternate of yahoo explorer???
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  • Profile picture of the author eaglesflamenco
    i prefer google webmaster tool.BTW,yahoo explorer has shut down
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  • Profile picture of the author kashifkashu
    SEO spyglass is good, it gives all information like title text, anchor text, inbound and outbound links, PR etc.
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  • Profile picture of the author howdyvn
    Thank you, these sites is that I'm looking for.
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  • I think you should try SEO spyglass. It is ideal for monitoring back-links for both you and your competitors. SEO spyglass provides you with more information that assists you to get through links and decide on what to do. Exact URL and page rank are part of what is provided in detailed information availed to you. Another alternative would be to use Google Web-master tools which will enable you to navigate quickly on the back-links.
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  • Profile picture of the author sekhar203
    MajesticSEO is the best for checking backlinks...you will get well detailed backlinks report of your website...Majestic SEO : Site Explorer
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    • Profile picture of the author TajWolfe
      Originally Posted by sekhar203 View Post

      MajesticSEO is the best for checking backlinks...you will get well detailed backlinks report of your website...Majestic SEO : Site Explorer
      thanks for sharing majestic SEO it's really alternate of yahoo explorer.....
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  • Profile picture of the author Clarkjackson
    Both will not show all backlinks, actually there is no such tool that show all backlinks for website but for getting idea you should try yahoo site explorer if it is working or another tools
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    • Profile picture of the author bundalov
      Hello everyone.

      I use Majestic SEO for backlink checking.
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  • Profile picture of the author Maunchand
    Premium version of open site explorer is good in analyzing the back links. prior I used yahoo site explorer to check backlinks. It was a wonderful tool among all Yahoo products. I hope they will come back with one such tool by collaborating with any other company.
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  • Profile picture of the author AskAnAffiliate
    Google PR are going to be incorrect because after they changed there algorithm many tools that check for backlinks are no longer able to produce correct results. Yahoo Webmaster Tools is now integrated with Bing so signup for an account with them and they are very good at producing results. The only issue with Bing is that only produce results for your website and not your competitors.

    Download Chrome and get a few extensions through them and I have yet to try all of them with any luck. Let me know if you find one that works well.
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  • Profile picture of the author reninter
    Try with MajesticSEO, backlinkwatch and bluebacklinks. After all google webmaster tool never be wrong.
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  • Profile picture of the author amherstsowell
    TRY SEOQuake or manual way you can use for finding Backlink. Both are Best.
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  • Profile picture of the author amherstsowell
    If You want to rank on Google so watch back link that Google count. link: is the nice way to check proper back links.
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  • I am using backlink watch. Is there any other site to check backlinks.
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  • Profile picture of the author Sitiohost9
    There are many tools to find backlins you can do by using backlinkchecker its better to chck the backlinks manually instead of using online tools.
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  • Profile picture of the author showkatahmad
    SEOmoz.com, backlinkwatch, iwebtool, seoprofiler, etc you can check from these
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  • Profile picture of the author rockywhatson
    According to me yahoo site explorer which is now become bing webmaster tool is more reliable than the google webmaster tool for checking backlinks because in checking backlinks yahoo's algorithm is more powerful than Google So, go for it.
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  • Profile picture of the author MaryMartha
    try backlinkwatch.com i almost use this tool
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  • Profile picture of the author Mark101
    i found Baclinkswatch.com much better then others free and paid tools.
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  • Profile picture of the author Torreylee
    Majestic SEO is all that I use after Yahoo explorer died and it's great.
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  • Profile picture of the author Ken Somerville
    I personaly have two tools that I use, one is seoquake and the other is the alexa tool bar. Both give the back links to your site. seoquake give a much more detailed list and more information and it is a free add on for firefox.
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  • Profile picture of the author ashish123
    hi Friend...
    this is good...
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  • Profile picture of the author kartikgee
    domain-pop.com is also a good resource for checking backlinks.
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  • Profile picture of the author star1290
    free backlink checker domain-pop.com
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  • Profile picture of the author jastindpfoc
    you can use backlinkwatch.com for it.
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  • Profile picture of the author seolab
    I'm really a fan of Blekko.com
    It's free and easy to understand and use.
    All you got to do is sign up.
    I hope this helps!
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  • Profile picture of the author robrave
    I mostly use MajesticSEO.

    I can usually find the backlinks I created just yesterday.
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  • Profile picture of the author eyefox
    I use Google Webmaster Tool to check backlink ! I don't like BacklinkWatch , it so much Popup !
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  • Profile picture of the author davidbritt76
    Alexa is also a good on checking backlink it's free and any time you can check back links.
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  • Profile picture of the author nolove
    I always check backlinks via MajesticSEO. I think it 's good for me.
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  • Profile picture of the author largeprint
    Hi,

    I mostly use backlinkwatch and some time i checked backlinks through manually.

    link:yourdomainname

    Thanks.
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  • Profile picture of the author leapharris
    Yahoo Explorer was one of the favorite tool I was using but recently the have stopped the service. Backlinkwatch[dot].com, backlinkcheck[dot].com are same of online tools you can use for checking your back links. Other option is using Google web master tool which will provide the detailed reports of back links only problem you have to sign in in order to view it.
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  • Profile picture of the author carolinaaram
    Use open site explorer its great but it will then update after one month for particular website
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  • Profile picture of the author danielwatson1992
    Hi,
    I use backlinkwatch for checking backlink. It is very nice tool.
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  • Profile picture of the author djleon1
    Backlinkwatch is a great free backlink checker and if you go the paid route then scrapebox is indispensable. Bing webmaster also has free tools worth checking out
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  • Profile picture of the author hossainsrj
    I Use Majesticseo for all of my campaign. It's truly the best Program I've ever tried to track backlink.
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  • Profile picture of the author Rokas92
    I always use google webmaster tool, I think its pretty reliable
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  • Profile picture of the author kea55
    I also am putting in another vote for backlink watch .com.
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    • Profile picture of the author Dexter AJ
      In my opinion Google Web master is good.
      If you dont feel satisfied with it as it can get a bit complicated at times, you could go for SEOmoz and try its 30-days free trial or backlinkwatch.com but I really can't give any comments on it.
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  • Hi friends,
    I also use Backlinks Checker Tool - Backlink Watch for check back links.
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  • Profile picture of the author seonetsmartz
    I always preffer Google Webmasters tools and some times back link watch.
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  • Profile picture of the author mikebelch
    I prefer backlinkwatch.com. I sudes scrapebox and was not satisfied with it. I asked them to give me my money back, but they did not.
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  • Profile picture of the author nickhatton
    I have always used backlink watch but I find that it doesnt detect some backlinks such as those from ezinearticles which Im sure have been picked up Google, as my ranking has been influenced.
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  • Profile picture of the author showkatahmad
    so many back link free checking tools are there like backlinkwatch, iwebtool, seoprofiler etc
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  • Profile picture of the author avinash13
    Obviously, Google webmasters tool is far more reliable. But also use Backlinkwatch[DOT]com. Also, install Google Analytics to see more information about your site other than back links.
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  • Profile picture of the author sadek
    Quiet an interesting discussion is going on here.
    Thanks all for valuable informations
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  • Profile picture of the author smithpaul
    My opinion is that Google Webmaster tool is one of best back link checker tool. I always use this tool. It is very useful tool for SEO.
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  • Profile picture of the author aireland
    Backlinkwatch.com is the way to go!
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  • Profile picture of the author Deepikarajpal
    earlier i use yahoo site explorer but now i am using backlink watch as yahoo is not continue to provide us with analysis of backlinks
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  • Profile picture of the author james231smith
    Yahoo site explorer doesn't give any data. you can use majesticseo dot com. I think it is good. you can use this to check your backlinks and also backlinks of your competitors. you can also use Google search engine by typing link:yoursite dot com. But this doesn't give lot of data and sometimes it doesn't give data at all. But if google gives that data, it will be useful for you to find your competitor back link data.
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  • Profile picture of the author Iyanwell
    hi,
    I am also use backlinkwatch.com . I am mostly used for check back links through this link. so I prefer this .
    This give the right result.
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  • Profile picture of the author kelen
    Why not try backlinkwatch.com,i use it.
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    • Profile picture of the author kelen
      i usually use backlinkwatch.com to check ,you can try it
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      • Profile picture of the author Simin
        Originally Posted by kelen View Post

        i usually use backlinkwatch.com to check ,you can try it
        Yes, I use this website too... and other...
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  • Profile picture of the author aireland
    I also use SEO Spyglass
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  • Profile picture of the author jessicadavid
    There is a tool available in the market with the name Raven Tool with the help of which you can have a complete picture of your website back links in the free edition.
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  • Profile picture of the author avatar103
    spyglass is theindustry standard. works very well indeed
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  • Profile picture of the author Riyaverma
    Backlinkchecker.com
    Backlinkwatch.com
    I always use both these tools
    I think this is the best tools for checking backlinks of a websites.
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    • Profile picture of the author spyranks
      blekko provides a lot of backlinks with /domainlinks command
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  • Profile picture of the author xxxJamesxxx
    The last time I used Backlinkwatch.com it caps the results at 1000... If this is still the case then I'd recommend SEO SpyGlass.

    Hope this helps bud

    James Scholes
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    • Profile picture of the author aldrin1230
      Originally Posted by xxxJamesxxx View Post

      The last time I used Backlinkwatch.com it caps the results at 1000... If this is still the case then I'd recommend SEO SpyGlass.

      Hope this helps bud

      James Scholes
      I also use SEO SpyGlass and I think it is the best tool to use in checking backlinks.
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  • Profile picture of the author kevin2013
    me too.i like it.
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  • Profile picture of the author bengoldman
    I vote backlinkwatch.com
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  • Profile picture of the author spyranks
    Yes, alexa provides backlinks too, but not a lot.
    For example : http://www.alexa.com/site/linksin/warriorforum.com
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  • Profile picture of the author ritchierich
    Majestic and Scrapebox work well.
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  • Profile picture of the author pontiffjane1
    for me backlinksindexer is best...
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  • Profile picture of the author alihs707
    One can use backlinkanalyze.com as well
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  • Profile picture of the author wabrielleSierra
    of course, it is Google Webmasters tools
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  • Profile picture of the author carlamax
    i rely on backlinkwatck,but i think this is not a good site for backlinks checker.my page has lots of backlinks but this site show no backlinks......
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    • Profile picture of the author cooler1
      Originally Posted by carlamax View Post

      i rely on backlinkwatck,but i think this is not a good site for backlinks checker.my page has lots of backlinks but this site show no backlinks......
      I don't find backlinkwatch to be good either. For many sites it either shows no backlinks or very few. Not sure why its getting so much praise here.
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  • Profile picture of the author spymobiles
    Google web master tool is better than yahoo.
    So trust on Google more.
    Thanks
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  • Profile picture of the author larrymalone24
    i think scrape box and backlinksindexer is good.
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  • Profile picture of the author jamesmtdoss
    I use Yahoo Site Explore at before, but now i don't know which one is best~
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  • Profile picture of the author ranaamir
    backlinkwatch is best for check the backlink.
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    backlinkwatch.com good website for check backlink..
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  • Profile picture of the author The Web Mentor
    Hello,

    I am kind of new here but what gives, we were all n00bs once. It seems to me this is between BackLinkWatch and Spyglass. My question is that Spyglass is paid, and I don't mind, but does it have the competition baclinks checker? I am quite interested on that one for obvious reasons.
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  • Profile picture of the author jeppa123
    MajesticSEO seems to do the job quite good and quite fast. Have a site which is about a month old and Majestic is the only tool already seeing backlinks on the domain..
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  • Profile picture of the author emily25
    Use Backlinkwatch site. Its good way to check Back links .....
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  • Profile picture of the author northtrans
    BackLink checker is simple and effective to check backlinks..
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    • Profile picture of the author Fordster
      I like this backlinkwatch.com tool. It's suprising what links that i've personally done that have (and not) worked. I also used Traffic Travis for a secong opinion.

      Both are f.ree :-)
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  • Profile picture of the author jenymartin
    Backlinkwatch.com is the best for checking backlinks
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    • Profile picture of the author plunder
      I personally have been using Linkdex as an enterprise level SEO platform. They have a free version, but their paid packages are really affordable and the tools are extremely powerful. It has a great link monitoring tool for your own sites and competitors.
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  • Profile picture of the author shopperpk
    There are number of tools available for checking backlinks of your website. I am using backlinkschecker tool, a website providing facility of checking your backlinks.
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  • Profile picture of the author phpdevelopment
    I used Backlinkwatch and Bluebacklinks for effective way to check backlinks.
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  • Profile picture of the author justinpaul
    Yahoo is best for back link point of view.
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  • Profile picture of the author anku9696
    hello Artion, you can get the best data for your backlinks at ahrefs and majesticseo.
    i found them the most reliable one.
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  • Profile picture of the author bryncllc
    Hey everyone. I’m still new at this so hopefully I’m not missing anything completely obvious, but I’m trying to gauge the number of backlinks certain sites have and in researching the forum and this thread, there a lot of options and a lot of opinions.

    The problem/question I have is that I’m getting vastly different results from all of them and I have no idea which is correct or which I should be targeting.

    (for SEOQuake, I’m looking at both the SEMRush numbers, as well as the Google Links that must be manually turned on).

    The difference is pretty extreme – sometimes talking in the thousands of BL vs 0.

    Here’s an example. I did a google search for “Internet Marketing” and randomly chose “Internetmarketing.com”, the second result for me.

    SEOQuake:
    Google Links – 40
    SEMRush Links – 4

    Traffic Travis
    31,265

    Backlinkwatch.com
    711

    Ahrefs.com
    2728

    bluebacklinks.com
    2728

    open site explorer
    7483

    SpyGlass
    841


    That is obviously a HUGE discrepancy. I have no idea which one is accurate and which are the numbers I should be targeting when I’m doing my research. Am I interpreting the numbers wrong? Am I looking at the wrong numbers?

    Would appreciate some clarification. Thanks in advance!
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    I think ahrefs will be one of the best projects ever made! Thanks, bryncllc
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  • Profile picture of the author Mike Linley
    I strongly recommend Majestic SEO for checking backlinks. It gives you details on Fresh Indexes and Historic ones, Top Pages and the sites that have are linking to yours with the anchor texts used. Also, it has complete details on AC ranks for measuring the backlink page's importance.
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  • Profile picture of the author jpdeanadams
    +1 for MajesticSEO.

    I don't like backlinkwatch.com because of the ads and popups.

    You can also have MajesticSEO through Market Samurai.
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  • Profile picture of the author goanswers
    Do you find SEO spyglass to be better than backlinkchecker?
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  • Profile picture of the author tbtb123
    I'm checking many domains everyday and in the long run I found that MajesticSEO and ahrefs are the most accurate.
    And for free tool: backlinkanalyze dot com is doing well.
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  • Profile picture of the author hecolivares
    I use Market Samurai, they have a partnership with Majestic Seo but they pay the bill. You get a full back links count and anchor text analysis.
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  • Profile picture of the author Tiiberiuss
    Try ahrefs.com. It will give you very deep and detailed report. Beware though, you can only check 3 urls a day.
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  • Profile picture of the author TomBarrett
    I have used a few and in my opinion SEO Spyglass is one of the best.
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  • Profile picture of the author TomBarrett
    SEO Spyglass is my favourite. It is one of the easiest to use and has just gone through a redesign.
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  • Profile picture of the author Greenface
    Well, I regularly use backlinkwatch to monitor backlink, the most important part is they are free, although the result might be not 100% accurate
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  • Profile picture of the author pakfashionmag
    I think Google webmaster tools are really helpful in this regard. You can also search for other tools to recheck results.
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  • Profile picture of the author smartfunit
    You can go to backlinkwatch site seached in google.
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  • Profile picture of the author giannabosanquet
    Google is the most reliable source for backlink after Yahoo site Explorer gone.
    Other good ones are:
    BacklinkWatch[dot]com
    opensiteexplorer[dot]org
    linkdiagnosis[dot]com
    &
    blekko[dot]com which is also user and famous for SEO
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  • Profile picture of the author JohnnyS
    better check your backlinks in google. link:your site.
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  • Profile picture of the author markjob
    What about checking your competitors youtube backlinks?
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  • Profile picture of the author dubur
    i use SEO spyglass, it sometimes give your live links in 24 hours after you submit your backlink
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  • Profile picture of the author profilelinks
    MajesticSEO of course...
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  • Profile picture of the author godlyboy
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    Initially I was using backlink watch.

    But I think Google webmaster shows more accurate data on the backlinks.
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  • Profile picture of the author sickseo
    I have a very different perspective to monitoring my backlinks. I do not use any of these other external data sources such as majestic seo, blekko and ahrefs.

    Every tool I use to build my links has full url reporting whether it be senukex or even a link building service. I only use tools and services which provide full url reporting. I then take my urls and paste them into my desktop software which organises all of my links by tier.

    By building and checking my own links, I can see an up to date picture of which of my links are indexed and are impacting my rankings.

    For one of my sites, I have about 180,000 links in total, with about 18,000 going to my home page. Majestic seo has only been reporting 2000 links going to my home page! In their last update, their figure went up to 13,000, which is a little better.

    But there are still another 5000 links going to my home page which majestic seo don't know about. But I do, because I build my own links and check my own links without having to rely on extrnal data sources.

    I just had a look in my google webmaster account and they only show about 40,000 different links. But the difference here could well be due to my large amount of links which are not yet indexed in Google.

    But the point being here is, I know which of my links Google don't know about, as I can see all 180,000 urls that I have built myself within my own desktop software!

    It is now quite easy for me to simply filter my urls by indexed status and anchor text, and start doing things to them so that they get indexed by google and increase my rankings further.

    You can't do this when using majestic seo or any of these other data sources. Even Google webmaster will not show you your links which are not indexed but do exist on the internet. They will only show you the links which are indexed.

    This data is no good if you want to focus on your non indexed links.
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  • Profile picture of the author seocrow
    Backlinkwatch only picks up links if they show up in Google's index, which is a bad way of checking for them (even google have been quoted as saying not to use).

    I quote here:
    "The site command site:<domain-name> is often used to determine the health of a web site in a search engine. The thing is, Google's site command is far from accurate and too many SEOs look at it too closely. We discussed this before and I just want to cover it again."


    I suggest you use Scrapebox. This tool can check thousands of links for your backlink and generate a report for you once complete.
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  • Profile picture of the author sanjuk61
    Hii

    Google Webmasters tools is good for you....

    Thanks
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  • Profile picture of the author luisserrano
    I use MajesticSEO too for my websites. It's a good tool!
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  • Profile picture of the author Kael41
    I built a wordpress plugin which allows you to track and manage your backlink building efforts. Basically upload a list of backlinks and it'll tell you whether they're indexed or not. Nightly schedule will recheck for you, if the ones that aren't indexed that is.
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    • Profile picture of the author AskJon
      Originally Posted by Kael41 View Post

      I built a wordpress plugin which allows you to track and manage your backlink building efforts. Basically upload a list of backlinks and it'll tell you whether they're indexed or not. Nightly schedule will recheck for you, if the ones that aren't indexed that is.
      Seems like scrapebox to me
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      • Profile picture of the author Kael41
        Originally Posted by AskJon View Post

        Seems like scrapebox to me
        Well, sorta But it's hands off..the system is always "on" since it's server based. No need to always click the check button..it'll do it for you.
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        • Profile picture of the author AskJon
          Originally Posted by Kael41 View Post

          Well, sorta But it's hands off..the system is always "on" since it's server based. No need to always click the check button..it'll do it for you.
          As long as it works for you it's great I always try to use the less plugins possible for spead issue but I understand your point
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  • Profile picture of the author WalterMartin
    I like MajesticSEO and Alexa. Combine these two and you may get some decent results.
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  • Profile picture of the author Chips Fletcher
    I cant see why you would want to use anything other than Google Webmaster tools as that tells you the links the big G is finding
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  • Profile picture of the author forumsposter
    i have using "backlinkwatch" irs absolutely free tool for checking backlinks.
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  • Profile picture of the author ripdad
    to check backlinks you can use google webmaster tools, it give you accurate information about backlinks
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  • Profile picture of the author longdouble
    I use backlinkwatch.com to check my back link
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  • Profile picture of the author jessicam
    I am using backlinkwatch.com , and I think that the best
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  • Profile picture of the author alherabd
    You can use majestic SEO for this job. Hopefully it would be helpful for you to check backlinks. Moreover you can use SEO spyglass. Not only that you can also do that task from backlinkwatch.com. So just use a way among the three.
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  • Profile picture of the author HighRanking999
    MajesticSEO is good.
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    • Profile picture of the author jerry310
      Ive been using backlinkwatch as well, and spyglass but spyglass seems to only report a small number of links sometimes when compared to backlinkwatch
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  • Profile picture of the author amolwagh
    Backlinkswatch.com & Alexa do not have fresh index for checking latest backlinks.

    They give high priority to backlinks form authority sites.

    For a SEO looking for latest backlinks he built for his campaign I guess SEO Spyglass is good.

    Opensiteexplorer.com also have the older database issue for new sites but its 'The Best Tool' I trust on for major campaigns.
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  • Profile picture of the author Seo Mall
    We offer Full SEO Audit which includes backlinks checking in several SE))) But the result is differ in different search engines. It's true.
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  • Google is your best bet if you don't want to use majestic. Majestic has a free version as well. Yahoo's version is outdated and even if it wasn't I'd take google calculations over yahoo.
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    • Profile picture of the author jerry310
      Anybody know why when comparing SEO spyglass and backlinkwatch , spyglass gives me a smaller number than backlinkwatch?
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  • Profile picture of the author hellow0rld
    This might sound like spam as I am also a moderator on their forum but it's truly not, I recommend this for everyone. I've been using seo panel installed on a domain. I've had to buy the backlinks plugin and also the plugin for local search engines (au) but it works pretty good amazingly for what is a open source....You don't actually have to buy the plugins if you know how to write queries but for noobs you wouldn't bother.


    While I am on it, I have also been using screaming frog recently. It's not bad as well and worth the download (exe). It will only search max 500 pages on the free version. Again, not bad for a free product.
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  • Profile picture of the author Lannacy
    now we can't use yahoo siteexplore anymore
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  • Profile picture of the author williamluke1
    plz help me to use the scrapbook
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  • Profile picture of the author toner
    Has anyone used Ahrefs.com AND Majestic AND Seo Spyglass and can compare/contrast the three?

    I have the same question and all I can see here are replies by people with very few posts stating they like one or the other but nobody actually stating any differences between the three...
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  • Profile picture of the author Aspired
    I vouch for Majestic SEO.
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  • Profile picture of the author voltar
    Ahrefs does it's work pretty well.
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    majesticseo
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  • Profile picture of the author rankedzillaseo
    I use the seomoz- open site explorer. I also use google webmaster tool and backlink watch.
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    • Profile picture of the author CyberAlien
      Originally Posted by rankedzillaseo View Post

      I use the seomoz- open site explorer. I also use google webmaster tool and backlink watch.
      I was using OpenSiteExplorer before Yahoo's service even closed - here's a link for those of you who are interested: Open Site Explorer
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  • Profile picture of the author zenned
    if u want to try free go for blekko..
    paid version Majestic SEO!
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    • Profile picture of the author CyberAlien
      Originally Posted by longdouble View Post

      I use SEOQuake
      I definitely don't see SEOQuake going anywhere anytime soon - I have had it installed forever and it's never failed me!
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  • Profile picture of the author gid86er
    This is one information that i have being looking for. I can now decide on which on e i should use from the numerous recommendation and information that has been written about each of these backlink information tools.
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    • Profile picture of the author CyberAlien
      Originally Posted by gid86er View Post

      This is one information that i have being looking for. I can now decide on which on e i should use from the numerous recommendation and information that has been written about each of these backlink information tools.
      Thanks for sharing that! So which one did you decide to use?
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  • Profile picture of the author pralbin
    I have always used open site explorer. I personally think it is a great tool and the SEOmoz rank-system is s well weighed system for comparing sites!
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    check nextmon(dot)com
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  • Profile picture of the author kannikuku
    Originally Posted by artion View Post

    I have just finished a huge campaign for my new site, and I am trying to find an effective way to check backlinks. Google Webmasters tools and Yahoo Site Explore give me COMPLETELY different answers. Which one is most reliable for SEO?
    according to me ahrefs.com is the best tool to find backlinks
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  • Profile picture of the author apzzz
    I'm still using market samurai until now to check the number of backlinks to my site.