How to find "backlinks" onto my site

Discussion in 'SEO, PPC and Online Marketing' started by Justin Smith, Mar 26, 2019.

  1. Justin Smith

    Justin Smith UKBF Enthusiast Full Member

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    I expect most of you on here will remember Yahoo site explorer which used to list all the backlinks (or external links) onto any site. Does anyone know if there`s an equivalent since Yahoo`s demise ?
     
    Posted: Mar 26, 2019 By: Justin Smith Member since: Jun 6, 2012
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  2. StephenSumner

    StephenSumner UKBF Regular Full Member

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    There are various tools out there, but the one considered to be the most comprehensive and useful is called ahrefs.com
     
    Posted: Mar 26, 2019 By: StephenSumner Member since: Oct 15, 2016
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  3. Darren_Ssc

    Darren_Ssc UKBF Regular Free Member

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    Posted: Mar 26, 2019 By: Darren_Ssc Member since: Mar 1, 2019
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  4. StephenSumner

    StephenSumner UKBF Regular Full Member

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    The backlink tools that do the best job are always going to be a pay for service, the free ones are generally pretty out of date or their corpus of data is much smaller. If it's important, pay for it.
     
    Posted: Mar 26, 2019 By: StephenSumner Member since: Oct 15, 2016
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  5. ProspectedSEO

    ProspectedSEO UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    The best tools for checking backlinks are:

    Ahrefs, Monitor Backlinks,
    SEO Spyglass and
    CognitiveSEO Backlink Analysis
     
    Posted: Apr 9, 2019 By: ProspectedSEO Member since: Mar 28, 2019
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  6. jackanderson

    jackanderson UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    There are different tools to check backlinks:
    Some great tools are Ahref, Semrush, Majestic and Moz, etc.
     
    Posted: Apr 16, 2019 By: jackanderson Member since: Apr 1, 2019
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  7. UKcentric

    UKcentric UKBF Regular Free Member

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    It's a good idea to combine the results from as many different tools as you can since they tend to all give different results (varying degrees of up-to-dateness).

    Ahrefs, SEMrush, Moz and Majestic are professional tools for this task.
     
    Posted: Apr 16, 2019 By: UKcentric Member since: Jun 7, 2011
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  8. andynelson

    andynelson UKBF Contributor Free Member

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    why not to start with Google Search Engine? I think it's more effective.
     
    Posted: Apr 16, 2019 By: andynelson Member since: Apr 16, 2019
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  9. Darkterror

    Darkterror UKBF Contributor Free Member

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    Like somebody already mentiones ahrefs.com, then majestic.com, then semrush.com, then some various google operators which will allow you to do that. And yes, they are paid, and comes along with all other tools like keyword research and so on and on.
     
    Posted: Apr 17, 2019 By: Darkterror Member since: Mar 17, 2019
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  10. stugster

    stugster UKBF Legend Full Member

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    +1 for the Google Search Console is probably the easiest solution.

    Log in to the GSC, click "Links" on the left hand side, and voilà!
     
    Posted: Apr 23, 2019 By: stugster Member since: Feb 1, 2007
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  11. fisicx

    fisicx It's Major Clanger! Staff Member

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    On the other hand...

    Why do you need to know? In another thread you mentioned that your ranking has plummeted which suggests none of those backlinks were of any use.
     
    Posted: Apr 23, 2019 By: fisicx Member since: Sep 12, 2006
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  12. itsnathanhere

    itsnathanhere UKBF Regular Full Member

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    Just to note: Ahrefs will show you some of your backlinks free of charge, just not all of them. It's handy if you don't need specifics and just need to know how many links you have, domain score etc.
     
    Posted: Apr 23, 2019 By: itsnathanhere Member since: Nov 7, 2011
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  13. Clinton

    Clinton UKBF Big Shot Full Member

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    Posted: Apr 23, 2019 By: Clinton Member since: Jan 17, 2010
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  14. jackanderson

    jackanderson UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    There are various tools out there, but the one considered to be the most comprehensive and useful is called ahrefs.com
    SEO Spyglass and CognitiveSEO Backlink Analysis are also helpful for monitoring backlinks.
     
    Posted: Apr 24, 2019 By: jackanderson Member since: Apr 1, 2019
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  15. fisicx

    fisicx It's Major Clanger! Staff Member

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    That's not what you said earlier:
    I'm confused now. Which ones do you suggest we use?
     
    Posted: Apr 24, 2019 By: fisicx Member since: Sep 12, 2006
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  16. onebasemedia

    onebasemedia UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    There are various tools for checking backlinks of a website.

    Some of the best tools are:
    1. Ahrefs
    2. Open Site Explorer
    3. Google Search Console
    4. SEMRush
     
    Last edited by a moderator: Jun 3, 2019
    Posted: Jun 3, 2019 By: onebasemedia Member since: Sep 12, 2018
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  17. Harson

    Harson UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    Lot of Tools are available in online. Small SEO Tool, watchbacklink, etc.
     
    Posted: Jun 15, 2019 By: Harson Member since: Jun 5, 2019
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  18. mannierichardson214

    mannierichardson214 UKBF Contributor Free Member

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    Learn your niche very well, use Ahrefs and put them in Excell file or something. Track your progress.
     
    Posted: Jun 20, 2019 By: mannierichardson214 Member since: Jun 19, 2019
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  19. alagu

    alagu UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    Lot of tools availables. also Search operators is best way to get backlinks as per your domain name
     
    Posted: Jul 1, 2019 By: alagu Member since: Jun 26, 2019
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  20. antropy

    antropy OpenCart Experts Full Member - Verified Business

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    Posted: Jul 3, 2019 By: antropy Member since: Aug 2, 2010
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