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12 Best Free Backlink Checker Tools to Check SEO Backlinks


SEO is all about analysis, competitor research with the help of the tools that are available online. Well there are various tools for various purposes but I would like to only discuss the tools used for backlinking or off-page SEO.

1.)     Backlinkwatch.com


This is another free backlink checker tool which can used for free to get some useful data about competitors backlinks. With free version one can see only 1000 links and with paid version one can see upto 1 lakh links. I feel the free version is more than sufficient for most sites. With this tool you will get data like URL of the linking sites.

2.)  MOZ OSE Tool

Moz pro ose

It a very popular toolkit and is widely used by SEO experts. It provides the list of links whether they are do-follow or no-follow. It gives page authority and domain authority of the associated backlinks. One unique feature of this tool is that it gives the spam score, which signifies how spammy the linking websites are. There is a daily limit and can be used only to check 2 websites daily and will show limited number of links in free version. It offers a 30 day free trial.


Semrush backlink tool

It is a very popular tool used by many digital marketing agencies. It gives a lot of data about competitor backlinks, anchor text used whether image, text, frame. It also gives data like referring domains and IPs. It also gives features like Adwords research, Competitor research, keyword research and host of other useful features.

4.)  Linkody.com

It is a tool which shows data like the inbound links, anchor texts, IP location, follow no-follow links MOZ metrics like DA and PA. In free version you can see only up to 100 links.

5.)  Openlinkprofiler.org

Open link profiler

It is a free toolkit which gives various metrics like active links, unique links, follow/no-follow, anchor texts, link age, pages linked etc. It has a unique feature to detect spammy links and option to download them as disavow list.

 6.)   WebCEO

It is one of the most useful toolkit for seo research and of course it comes at a price and is not free, but you can sign up for a 14 day free trial version without credit card. Its coolest feature is the identification of the toxic or bad links which may induce a Google penguin penalty. You can easily identify the bad links and disavow them or remove them manually. It gives a detailed reports on various metrics like Linked pages, linked text, competitor link profiles etc.

7.) Majestic

Majestic link checker

It is a paid tool and you can see only 10 links with free version. It give numerous data like linked pages, referring domains, lost and new links, anchor texts.

8.)  Ahrefs.com

Its one of the most powerful toolkit available on the internet with load of extra features. For link profiling it provides data like new, lost, broken links & outgoing links. Referring, domains, competing domains, content gap analysis. It also gives information about the paid campaigns of competitors. It come with $7 trial for a week.

9.) Ranksignals.com

It is a very useful free arsenal to analyze links. It gives data such as title and URL of the referring page, page rank, number on internal/external links,  anchor text and linked URL.

10.) Smallseotools.com


This free Backlink Checker by Small SEO is a useful tool if you wish to check backlinks for smaller and new websites. It is free tool , but it has a limitation, with this tool you can check only 100 backlinks.

11.)   Google Webmaster

It’s a free feature provided by Google in the Search console. You can see it in “links to your site” under search traffic option. This can only be used if you have verified the website.

12.)    Bing Webmaster Tools

It is also a free tool offered by Bing and one need to verify the website domain to be able to use this webmaster feature.



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