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Best way to check for backlinks?
viralvideowall




msg:4395388
 10:19 pm on Dec 7, 2011 (gmt 0)

Can anyone recommend a good/trustworthy backlink checker? There seem to be some seedy ones out there so hoping to avoid that ;)

 

mememax




msg:4395527
 12:28 pm on Dec 8, 2011 (gmt 0)

Just to name the most renowned:

  • OSE
  • Majestic SEO
  • Raven Tools

Hoople




msg:4395557
 2:44 pm on Dec 8, 2011 (gmt 0)

There are some tools that depended on the Yahoo API for all or a part of their data.

They no longer have access to Yahoo's data after November 21st 2011 as it was shut down.

viralvideowall




msg:4395880
 6:52 am on Dec 9, 2011 (gmt 0)

OSE looks nice! I started using one called backlinkwatch but something about it makes me feel uneasy. OSE looks more trustworthy

mememax




msg:4395896
 8:39 am on Dec 9, 2011 (gmt 0)

In my opinion, OSE is one of the best, is cheap and shows a lot of info, that is my first choice now taht Yahoo! blocked siteexplorer.

Planet13




msg:4396192
 12:20 am on Dec 10, 2011 (gmt 0)

Out of curiosity...

SEO spyglass claims to have a new database of links that it has indexed. Previously they relied on yahoo site explorer for their link database.

Anyone have any idea what database of links they are using? I get the feeling that they DON'T have their own spiders crawling the web...

AmericaNet SEO




msg:4396444
 7:36 pm on Dec 10, 2011 (gmt 0)

I use seo spyglass, interesting. It cost.

zeus




msg:4426709
 12:11 am on Mar 9, 2012 (gmt 0)

any free ones out there

webgames247




msg:4427192
 10:43 pm on Mar 9, 2012 (gmt 0)

i used opensiteexplorer (dot) org and its work for me :)

SnowMan68




msg:4428252
 6:51 pm on Mar 12, 2012 (gmt 0)

Raven Tools

indusharma




msg:4453639
 8:29 am on May 15, 2012 (gmt 0)

I personally using domain-pop.com. it is really very user friendly and very nice backlink checker tool.

saovietxulynuoc




msg:4463243
 3:15 am on Jun 9, 2012 (gmt 0)

I use seo spyglass. For my site, I use Google webmaster tool

blackhatsejournalist




msg:4474090
 1:00 pm on Jul 10, 2012 (gmt 0)

I use [alexa.com]

saovietxulynuoc




msg:4475242
 4:25 am on Jul 13, 2012 (gmt 0)

With alexa I only find the first 100 backlinks, can you find the rest?
Also backlinks from Alexa for one site are counted from sites that users are in Alexa traffic panel

Compubear




msg:4481893
 9:01 pm on Aug 4, 2012 (gmt 0)

ahref.com - By far the best link checker tool.

ZydoSEO




msg:4481929
 3:15 am on Aug 5, 2012 (gmt 0)

Open Site Explorer and Majestic SEO are the two best around. Majestic SEO is my favorite. Most tools these days like Market Samurai, Raven Tools, etc. pull all of their back link data from Majestic SEO since Yahoo! Site Explorer data is no more.

Robert Charlton




msg:4482010
 5:26 pm on Aug 5, 2012 (gmt 0)

For a detailed comparison of the two leading backlink checkers, see article referenced in this thread...

Majestic SEO / Open Site Explorer comparison by Eric Enge
http://www.webmasterworld.com/link_development/4477415.htm [webmasterworld.com]

elpakseo




msg:4507936
 11:43 am on Oct 14, 2012 (gmt 0)

Majestic SEO + Market Samurai

ZydoSEO




msg:4508044
 12:24 am on Oct 15, 2012 (gmt 0)

Really... Majestic IS the source of date for market samuria... Majestic and Open Site Exporer (SEOmoz.org) are the two big resoures. ahref.com is a smaller player in the space.

blackpixel




msg:4508046
 12:34 am on Oct 15, 2012 (gmt 0)

I vote for ahrefs and OPS

iosifg




msg:4512137
 7:09 am on Oct 25, 2012 (gmt 0)

seo spyglass eterprise seem to work the best for me.

Ann_Smarty




msg:4515279
 2:30 am on Nov 3, 2012 (gmt 0)

I use cognitiveSEO and LinkResearchTools because they aggregate data from OSE, Majestic and even aHrefs

Ann_Smarty




msg:4515280
 2:34 am on Nov 3, 2012 (gmt 0)

Also, there's an *awesome* article at SEOBook comparing Majestic, OSE and Ahrefs:
seobook.com/comparing-backlink-data-providers [seobook.com]


Ahrefs - Use for link cleanup
MajesticSEO - Use for mentions monitoring
Mozscape - Use for accurate competitor/market analysis

[edited by: martinibuster at 4:10 pm (utc) on Nov 15, 2012]
[edit reason] Added link to quoted source. mb [/edit]

phranque




msg:4515330
 7:45 am on Nov 3, 2012 (gmt 0)

welcome to WebmasterWorld, Ann_Smarty!

=8)

Ann_Smarty




msg:4515376
 2:30 pm on Nov 3, 2012 (gmt 0)

Thanks, Frank! :) Looking around!
Still waiting for your email!

martinibuster




msg:4519384
 3:52 pm on Nov 15, 2012 (gmt 0)

I won't name any names. However, some tools associated with some SEO companies supply data back to the SEO company to help them rank their own sites or their client's sites against those using their tools.

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