How can I check my backlinks?

by minimo
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Why is it that I am unable to find my backlinks, either on yahoo or google (using link:http://website.com) or on openlinkprofiler.org ?

It is a new website founded about 3 weeks ago, and I must have built at least 30-40 links over the past weeks from directories, guest posts, website profiles, forums, etc. all manually. When checking these pages manually in google and yahoo, they are all indexed.
#backlinks #check
  • Profile picture of the author MikeFriedman
    Google almost never shows much link data. You will need to use a third party tool, but none of them are 100% accurate too.

    If you built them, and you see that they exist, I wouldn't worry about whether or not they show up in Google or any other tool.
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    • Profile picture of the author minimo
      Originally Posted by MikeFriedman View Post

      Google almost never shows much link data. You will need to use a third party tool, but none of them are 100% accurate too.

      If you built them, and you see that they exist, I wouldn't worry about whether or not they show up in Google or any other tool.
      Yup, I know google doesn't show them but in the past, when I built my last website (around 2010) yahoo used to show 90% of my backlinks and I never had this problem.
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  • Profile picture of the author duwitmu
    the best source if your Google Webmaster Tools (GWT). Check in external links in GWT. To see the quality of your link, u can check at Ahrefs, and OpenSiteExplorer.
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    • Originally Posted by duwitmu View Post

      the best source if your Google Webmaster Tools (GWT). Check in external links in GWT. To see the quality of your link, u can check at Ahrefs, and OpenSiteExplorer.
      right, there are other services like backlinkwatch, but they won't tell you if the backlink qualifies
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  • Profile picture of the author mantapjaya
    You should check on google webmastertool because the results are very accurate
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    • Profile picture of the author netanel23
      Originally Posted by mantapjaya View Post

      You should check on google webmastertool because the results are very accurate
      NO, just no.

      Where does stuff like this come from? GWT is a horrible place for backlink data.

      I've seen sites that show less than 5% of their backlinks in GWT.

      Start with ahrefs to check you links.
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  • Profile picture of the author onconference
    ahrefs.com is one great tool by which we can check website backlinks easily
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  • Profile picture of the author SittinPerty
    There are so many 3rd party websites which you can use to check your websites backlinks and other data. I like to use MajesticSEO. They are free to check a few times daily. Shows good report on backlinks and from where and when they were made.
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  • Profile picture of the author creztor
    As has been mentioned many times above, you are never going to get an accurate picture of how many links there are to your site. Yahoo used to have a GREAT tool until they pulled it. I've heard people say that Google webmasters is a double edged sword, as to see what kinds of links you have you need to register and verify your site. I'd just use whatever free tool you are using currently and focus on building GOOD links and GOOD content instead of just the number of links.
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  • Profile picture of the author Hemanth Malli
    The best tool for checking backlinks is only Google Webmaster tool but it wont give the exact details of that page. If you go with other tools to check backlinks it would show some links but it wont be much accurate so in my opinion Google Webmaster is the best.
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  • Profile picture of the author Adam Methew
    Use ranksignals.com for checking your backlinks.

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  • Profile picture of the author devinesoul186
    .majesticseo.com and ahrefs.com are great tools to check backlinks... Try them.
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  • Profile picture of the author M Hossain
    you can check them by various paid or free tools. backlink watch.com is one of the free tools
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  • Profile picture of the author mrhakash
    You can check your backlinks from below link:
    Backlink Checker
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  • Profile picture of the author helpandinfo
    As others have said Backlink watch isn't bad - I'm currently running a test with them to see how accurate their data is.

    Obviously Webmaster Tools is an option as well.

    Be careful because unless you have some independent means of knowing the accuraccy of some of these services well... I have heard stories I won't repeat here..

    Sometimes the best way is to go and check them out manually - when you know they're there save them to a notepad file and then start driving some backlinks to those links. You can take that a far as you like and build up some nice tiered structures..

    or you could get somebody else to do it for you..
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  • Profile picture of the author Poly Hossain
    I think Google Webmaster tools is best for check your back links.
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  • Profile picture of the author LuckyIMer
    There are many tools available for checking a website back links and ranking position, most people use GWT, but you can type in Google "Back Links Checker" and you will find many websites and tools that provide this.
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  • Profile picture of the author redchillies
    Do a search on AHREFS and you'll be able to review your backlink profile: https://ahrefs.com/
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  • Profile picture of the author sagittarius
    I've used backlinkwatcher once, but it's not 100% accurate. If it's your site and it's connected to G Webmaster, you'll get a full list of sites linking to yours in the dashboard.
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  • Profile picture of the author Patho
    Definitely MajesticSEO to analyze backlinks (or your competitors), anchor text and more
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