Best Way To Check Your Backlinks?

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Yahoo Site Explorer is my favorite tool to check backlinks but is going to be closed down by the end of this year. I have noticed my backlinks not updated on Yahoo Site Explorer since the end of October. What is your best way to check backlinks to your website?
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  • Profile picture of the author ArticlePrincess
    backlinkwatch .com is what I use.
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    • Profile picture of the author jeffreyhuan
      Originally Posted by ArticlePrincess View Post

      backlinkwatch .com is what I use.
      Checked my website. Yahoo Site Explorer shows 10,000 backlinks. Backlink Watch only shows 900 backlinks.
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    • Profile picture of the author egrovesys
      Originally Posted by ArticlePrincess View Post

      backlinkwatch .com is what I use.
      backlinkwatch.com is good tool to check back links of a website but one demerit is we cant get more than 1000 of backlinks for a website.

      I am using Link Popularity Check Tool from submitexpress.com
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      • Profile picture of the author Hossain
        I use

        Market Samurai
        Scrapebox and
        SEO Spyglass.

        Then I collect all backlinks and trim using scrapebox.

        This is the ultimate way till now for me.
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  • Profile picture of the author BloggingPro
    Yahoo Site Explorer is a good tool, however, its important to note that it will only show you backlink that the Yahoo/Bing spider has indexed. Thus you may have many, many more links in your profile but Yahoo won't report them--because it hasn't found and/or indexed them yet.
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  • Profile picture of the author Steven Miranda
    ahref.com is a good one but honestly every source will have different data. Do not rely on any resource. Monitor your rankings.
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    • Profile picture of the author addyj672
      Originally Posted by Steven Miranda View Post

      ahref.com is a good one but honestly every source will have different data. Do not rely on any resource. Monitor your rankings.
      But this is not working....
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  • Profile picture of the author faceblogger
    SEO Spyglass free version
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  • Profile picture of the author markrob009
    Actually there are lots out there. All you have to do is to search in Google what are some service available.
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  • Profile picture of the author vasionit
    i notice backlink watch doesn't work all the time. i prefer, yahoo site explorer which is much manual way.

    my fav tool is seo spyglass..
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  • Profile picture of the author prcys
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    Google analytics is the best tool that provide the accurate report of the backlinks and also will provide the other details of your site.
    And the other you can check the backlinks manually. As write Link:yoursitename and this will generate the result of the site from which you have get the backlinks to your site.
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  • Profile picture of the author nancyjan
    Backlinkwatch.com is best way of check back lnks.
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  • Profile picture of the author gameutopia
    I kind of like linkdiagnosis. I believe you need to install their free firefox addon to use it though. It used to query yahoo site explorer for results, but recently they switched to querying seomoz so it is a little limited. It will tell you the backlinks pagerank along with how many links are on the page, moz authority, whether it is dofollow or nofollow and how strong the backlink is and a few more details. I use an assortment of backlink checkers on top of linkdiagnosis.
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  • Profile picture of the author Barry Unruh
    Two suggestions....

    Majestic SEO - the second option in Market Samurai. - Majestic SEO: Site Explorer

    Scrapebox's Free Link Checker - Free Link Checker - ScrapeBox
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  • Profile picture of the author StoneWilson
    I'm using backlinkwatch, too. But to be frank, comparing with yahoo site explorer, it's horrible.
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  • Profile picture of the author guzpra
    Vote for SEO spyglass free version!!
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  • Profile picture of the author Nicholas Hughes
    Besides Yahoo Site Explorer , I also use Open Site Explorer free version. It is created by Seomoz. We all know that Yahoo shows inlinks both follow and nofollow, but Open Site Explorer can filter the nofollow ones.

    By the way, are you sure that Yahoo Site Explorer is going to be closed down by the end of this year?
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  • Profile picture of the author jahangir87
    Yeah so far I am happy with backlinkwatch but now got another effective tool to use by SEOmoz.Used yahoo site explorer also but I would say its an average tool.
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  • Profile picture of the author Illuminart
    I use Scrapebox and BacklinkWatch, a free web-base backlink checker.
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  • Profile picture of the author dotgirish
    As and when YSE is going to disappear, spyglass, backlinkwatch etc are going to have trouble.

    I would say to monitor your SERP rather than number of backlinks.
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  • Profile picture of the author trytolearnmore
    Never saw anything better than SEO Spyglass
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  • Profile picture of the author ajaysinha
    You can check your backlink by link keyword in google or link domain. you may also try backlinkwatch.com
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  • Profile picture of the author diyakapoor
    I use backlinkwatch.com
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  • Profile picture of the author krishacetravison
    For checking the number of my backlinks, I usually use seocentro.com and submitexpress.com.

    For some additional information about my backlinks, I use backlinkwatch.
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  • Profile picture of the author rasel786
    I think if you use Mozilla Firefox you can install web rank tool by clicking Add-ons bar under tools menu.

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  • Profile picture of the author NZB
    Yahoo site explorer is closing down and the indications are no longer good. Remain payable tools. I tested recently, for example:
    ahrefs.com
    opensiteexplorer.org
    majesticseo.com
    and returned to free backlinkwatch.com

    Be careful. Sometimes the results are not updated often. In opensiteexplorer for example you can read:
    Linkscape crawls the web constantly, but we update the index only once every 30-40 days. Thus, pages and links created since the last index update won't be available until we've seen them. A typical timeline for getting a page/site included in Linkscape is 45-60 days, sometimes less for very important or well-linked-to pages.
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