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Top SEO backlink checker tools

I thought I would list the top tools for checking your back-links (inbound) towards your site. With the Google penguin update, checking your back-links on a regular basis is a must.

Majestic SEO Explorer Tool

https://www.majesticseo.com/

Maybe one of the most comprehensive of public available data. I recommend registering for free to make the most out of this tool. For your own domain or ones you control you can create advanced reports with a larger amount of data.

majesticseo

Webmeup SEO backlink tool

http://webmeup.com/tools/backlinks.html

From the makers of WebMeUp (all-in-one toolkit) SEO software, the database is currently in Beta and is currently crawling around a mouth watering 1 million new web pages a day! They are hoping to become the largest database of website link data on the planet. The main features are Real-time index update, there own crawler and index (as in not purchased from third party providers), Data can be exported in CSV format to work with the data in a spreadsheet or be imported into another software for further analysis. Cost: free to check 1,000 links directly on their web page.

Columns of the report include: Title and URL of linking page, Link anchor text, if the link is No-follow o not and the date (I assume the last crawl date)

screenshot of Webmeup back-link SEO tool

Open site explorer

http://www.opensiteexplorer.org/

Powered by the Mozscape index. 1 domain free per ip address (fire up your proxy or buy the paid version to check more. They also have an api which you can use to check via the shell/script. The homepage also lists the % amount of links no-followed, URL’s employing the rel=canonical tag, number of links on the average page and external links per page on average.

Check your back-links with the Moz tool

 

Ahrefs

https://ahrefs.com/

Data updates every 15 minutes, friendly interface and rich data analysis. It shows you an historic graph to see how your profile has progressed through time. I especially like the “Anchors Cloud” which shows you a word cloud of you most important anchor texts.

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Smallseotools

http://smallseotools.com/backlink-checker/

Shows Page URL containing your backlinks, Site Google PR & Backlink Google page PR, anchor text and flag (blank for normal link, nofollow & noindex).

smallseo-tools-screenshot

URL Profiler

Software based that can be installed on either a PC or Mac. This software can carry out many SEO tasks like content audits, link prospecting and penalty audits. Url profiler can also collect social and contact details to improve your outreach process. The cost of the software is on a sliding scale starting from £11.94 per month for 1 machine license up to £47.94 a month for the agency version with unlimited licenses.

URL profiler SEO software for windows & mac OS X

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Backlink Prediction

Backlink Prediction will take a guess at predicting your future backlinks.

http://www.rapidsitecheck.com/tools/backlink-prediction/predict.php

Check your future backlinks

 

Monitorbacklinks.com

http://monitorbacklinks.com/seo-tools/free-backlink-checker

Free and trial accounts are limited to check 2 domains / week.

Top unique domain backlinks to www.chrisfaron.com

Linkody

http://www.linkody.com/

Linkody is a cloud based link monitoring / management online tool that checks your backlinks every single day and sends you link status reports via email. You can also import your links directly from a CSV or MS Excel format. Linkody provides many metrics like page and domain authority and link analytics.

Siteexplorer.info

http://siteexplorer.info/

Free BL checker which shows up to 1000 links (brings back memories of the now defunct Yahoo Site Explorer). Detailed Backlink Information includes your total unique back-links divided by dedicated ip addresses and subnets, total inbound links divided by; number of home page links, no-follows and text links. The tool also tells you the number of inbound links lost in past 30 days. Also you can see your links divided by Top Level Domains:.COM & country specific TLD’s, Most Linked Countries, Most Linked Keyword anchors. These last 3 elements are also shown in a graph format as well (even if they are a little retro looking).

check your backlinks with siteexplorer

Rank Signals

http://www.ranksignals.com/

Rank signals is still in Beta but is offers for free a list of your back-links showing Title and URL of Linking Page, Link Anchor Text and Google Page rank. It doesn’t look like you can order the list in anyway or export the data. You can also sign up to get early access to new features.

Screenshot of my backlinks with the ranksignals SEO tool

Monitorbacklinks

https://monitorbacklinks.com/

Check your bad backlinks and your competitors good backlinks, this tool although is a paid tool can be used for free to see the first … backlinks. The tool shows you vital SEO data like: Google PageRank (not likely needed in the future thought), Nofollow Checker, Alexa Rank (more for traffic trend of the site), external Link count, MozRank and social shares. There is also an “Easy Link Management” tool to manage your link data under one roof.

Pricing: starting from $25 month to check 500 unique links, monitor 1 domain, 2 competitors / domain and monitor 50 keywords.

backlink monitor tool

Bulk Moz Link Checker

http://mozcheck.com/

Online tool retrieves Moz.com domain authority data in bulk form, just past your URL’s one per line. You can check 2000 links a month and up to 100 a time. Also there are 3 other useful tools: Bulk Social Checker, Rank Tracking & Tweet Finder.

Openlinkprofiler

http://openlinkprofiler.org/

Analyze fresh backlinks of any website, that has been active within the last 90 days. Get an in-depth analysis of the freshest live backlinks. link filtering, Link Disinfection tool, link alerts. Links updated daily. They rate each website with a Link Influence Score (LIS) to show you the strongest pages (quality and number of backlinks). You can export up to 200,000 backlinks per domain for batch analysis and custom reports.

Linkody

http://www.linkody.com/en/seo-tools/free-backlink-checker

SEO back-link tool to check 2 domains per week. URL, anchor text data, rel attribute, and discovery dates.

Cost: Free & premium accounts

linkdelete.com

https://linkdelete.com/

Manual backlink removal service will help you remove bad links & recover from a Google penalty. If you sign up for the free service, then the tool with give you the following information:

A Penalty risk score
Estimated number of bad links
Top anchor text found

Google Penalty Recovery & Backlink Removal Service - LinkDelete.com

Detailed

https://detailed.com/links/

Backlink Analysis for Links That Drive Traffic. This free tool helps you find the best link and traffic sources that you can actually use rather than relying on a massive list of backlinks.

How to carry out keyword research

Below is a list of my favorite tools to carry out keyword research:

Storybase

https://www.storybase.com/

Storybase is a keyword analysis tool. Starting from a single keyword the tool will show you the following information:

Demographic data (age & gender of the searchers).

Most popular questions related to your query

Phrases related to the keyword

Related keywords and phrases

Number of searches per month

The tool currently covers the US,UK & Danish markets and is free for a limited amount of searches.

Storybase keyword tool

Yandex wordstat

https://wordstat.yandex.com


Enter a word or phrase into this free tool and it will show search query statistics for searches on Yandex the Russian search engine. The figures next to each query in the results are a provisional forecast for the number of impressions a month for a given keyword or phrase.

RankTank Infinite Suggest

http://www.infinitesuggest.com

Google Suggest keyword tool

Visuwords

http://visuwords.com/shopping

looks at keywords and their associated nouns/adverbs/all

visuwords keywords for shopping

KW Finder

https://app.kwfinder.com/

KW finder tool screenshot of the keyword SEO

Merlinox suggest

http://www.merlinox.com/suggest/

This free tool extracts searches from Google Suggest SERP data. You can set view mode (linear, table, tree), scan mode (loop, alfanum, alfanuminvert, correlate) or by Google domain (.com, .it, .de) and language (en, it, de).

This tool is based on Google Suggest SERP data

Infinite Suggest

http://www.infinitesuggest.com/

Starting with one keyword this tool will scrape Google of the suggestions connected to that word. What is very useful about this tool is that you can keep adding words to the list. Also, each suggestion contains a link to the SEMRush tool for further analysis.

Google Suggest keywords for SEO

Think with Google

https://shopping.thinkwithgoogle.com/

It allows you to search for products and splits popularity of product by demographic, location, device etc. also showing volume to some degree. Only US at the moment but worth checking out as has some interesting data points.

shopping thinkwithgoogle screenshot for sonos speakers

Google Adwords AdPreview tool

https://adwords.google.com/apt/AdPreview

For viewing SERPS for different locations/languages/devices/domains – it’s been really useful when looking at where clients rank on a localised scale.

Preview Tool – Google AdWords

SEMRush

http://www.semrush.com/

SEMRush keyword tool

Keywordtool.io

http://keywordtool.io/

Keyword.io tool for the search seo tools

UberSuggest

https://ubersuggest.io/

Ubersuggest keyword tool

Kwfinder

https://kwfinder.com/

KW finder tool screenshot

Ranksonic

https://ranksonic.com/generate-keywords-key.html

https://ranksonic.com/generate-keywords.html

Free tool (up to 700 keywords at a time), to get keyword ideas. Just enter your main search queries or a URL, select the Google market.

Get keyword ideas with RankSonic Keyword Tool.

Voice search tools

With the rise in voice activated searching via personal assistants like Amazon’s Echo (aka Alexa), Google Home (a direct competitor of the Echo), Siri and Cortana, it is essential to use online tools to work out how users search in a different way using this method.

Answerthepublic

http://answerthepublic.com/

Input a keyword and visualize keyword research content ideas that users could be using when carrying out searches via personal assistants. The free tool will show you various questions and prepositions connected to the your keyword. All data can be exported in .csv format for further analysis.

search for flights using answerthepublic.com

Storybase

https://www.storybase.com/

Questionsamurai

http://app.questionsamurai.com/

Seozoom

https://suite.seozoom.it/keywordzoom?q=seo

Free tool in Italian (but still usable for English speakers) that for a given keyword shows many metrics connected to searches for Google Italy (google.it). Metrics include; Keyword difficulty, search volume, Pages indexed in Google, average CPC, seasonal differences, latest SERPs results, overview of ranking trend of the top result, backlink competition and the adverts appearing for this query (in Google).

seozoom keyword research tool

Bloomberry app

https://app.bloomberry.com/questions

Similar to Answerthepublic it’s only great for getting question based keywords. The tool is free to use if you register.

You simply enter your keywords in and Bloomberry scours the web collecting questions from all the usual sources, it even scraped forums for questions too. It then groups all the questions together in various topics for easier analysis. You can also filter by sources and TLDs too, in case you didn’t want information from a particular source, or were doing some research for different markets.

Tool for getting question based keywords

Serpio

https://serpio.co/

Allows you to measure both Title and Meta description tags in pixel length so it’s easy to measure if what’s created is good (in terms of length). The tool now supports 3 lines for the Meta Description. In the “multiple” tab you can create the title and meta descriptions in bulk.

In the ”evaluate” tab you can check the how good are already created title & meta description tags.

SERPio is an easy to use and free tool for you to craft great Search Engine Result Page (SERP) organic search listings