Last Updated on September 10, 2019 by Timothy Ephraim
Backlinks are the most important part of the SEO game. If you have a blog or website, you need more and more backlinks to rank your blog. More backlinks mean better ranking and it is one of the most important off-page SEO factors you should focus on.
But how do you track and monitor your backlinks? Here are some free backlink checker tools for your website which you can use to find backlinks pointing to your website.
Ahrefs is a well-known SEO and SEM tool which is really popular among webmasters and digital marketers. They have millions of backlinks in their database and they actively crawl the internet for new links and pages. They also have a backlink checking tool which is really fantastic.
The tool is good for anyone who needs to stay updated about their backlinks and it is also good to find if there are some toxic backlinks pointing to your website. Toxic links are bad for your SEO and should be removed. We have an article which describes how to find and remove toxic backlinks.
As mentioned earlier, the tool comes with so many features. Most importantly, it shows the number of referring domains to your blog. It also shows the number of backlinks to your blog. Along with that, it shows domain rating and Ahrefs rank.
You can also get estimated traffic along with anchor texts used to link to your website or blog.
Semrush is also an SEO/SEM tool. They are well known SEM tool which is known by famous companies and millions of webmasters and marketers as well. they have an excellent backlink checking tool which is free to use.
One thing which makes Semrush a favourable tool is that they activley crawl websites in the internet so they have millons of links in their database. Which means they comprehensive information about your website and the linking websites as well.
Like Ahrefs tool, Semrush backlink checking tool also comes with lots of features such as
Shows referring domain authority
Shows deep link analysis
Checks and shows backlink types
Shows backlink geolocation
However, it needs login to use their backlink checking tool but this is ok as they have a free plan available with limited features but the backlink checking tool is free to use.
Neil Patel’s Backlink checker tool
Neil Patel is a well known digital marketer and is a well-known consultant of big companies. He is also an influencer, SEO expert. He also has a tool to check backlinks which comes as a part of his famous SEO and SEM tool, Ubersuggest.
- Neil’s backlink checker tool comes with lots of features such as
- Domain score
- Number of backlinks
- Referring domain
- Organic traffic
- Linked URLs
- Domain score of linking URLs
- Shows linked pages
- Shows anchor text
- Shows first seen and last seen
The Hoth is an SEO agency which is around for a while. You probably have seen them in the Cpanel in the marketing section. The Hoth also has a backlink checker tool. Their backlink checker tool is powered by AHREFs and it is pretty basic in nature.
They show limited features and information available with their backlink checking tool. Apparently that is the reason why they are last in this list.
These are a few tools available for you to track and monitor your backlinks for the success of your SEO tools. We will keep adding more tools as they are available. Feel free to visit this page often.