Many people are curious as to how they can find their website’s backlinks, especially if they are currently executing an SEO campaign. Now, there are a lot of tools out there that can give you a list of your website’s backlinks, but I’m just going to mention a few tools that I’ve used and have found to give a good amount of data.
Note: As far as I’ve read and experienced, there isn’t a tool out there that will reveal every single backlink a website has, as doing so would give your competitors too much visibility into how they can get the exact same links (among other reasons).
One great tool to check your website’s backlinks comes from SEOmoz and is called Open Site Explorer. This is a free tool that anyone can use. It will display other pages that link to your website, the page title’s URL, and even a glimpse at the anchor text, page authority, and domain authority from the backlink. (Although to see all links’ anchor text, page authority, and domain authority, you have to be a pro member.)
As an added bonus, the tool also displays your website’s top pages, linking domains, anchor text distribution, and a list of link metrics. It really is a great all-around SEO tool and I highly recommend it.
The other suggestion would be to download a free SEO toolbar from SEOBook.com called (wait for it…): the SEO Toolbar. This is only compatible with the Firefox browser, so you will need to download that before you can install the toolbar. Also, you’ll need to sign up to SEOBook with an email address, but don’t worry, it’s free and you don’t have to receive any emails or newsletters if you don’t want to.
This tool allows you to check the backlinks of your website in addition to providing other useful tools, such as ‘Rank Checker’ and ‘SEO X-ray’, as well as some advanced data tools.
Any Other Suggestions?
I’m sure there are other backlink checker tools that are commonly used that also give good data. Are there any other tools that you have found to be helpful? Feel free to share them by leaving a comment below.