Last updated on February 2nd, 2016 at 11:17 am
Ever since I was introduced to blogging and search Engine optimization, one thing I have always popped in our discussion was “backlinks”. The perspective of backlink has changed over the years. Back during the old days, it was all about creating as many backlinks we could rank on search engines. Then later on it was all about do-follow backlinks, everyone was running after do-follow backlinks. Post Penguin-panda update, its now more about quality and diversified backlinks, rather than volume. Once your site gets popular and has substantial value for the readers, others will automatically linkback to your website. So we know that Backlinks are an important factor, which one cannot devalue when discussing
about search engine ranking.
In this tutorial, we will be talking about the best of the bests backlink checker tools and software. I have handpicked the top 2 Backlink checker after thorough and extensive hands on trial and research and comparing each of their pros and cons. Backlinks checkers are important if you are serious about your ranking, it helps me a lot to keep a track of my backlinking portofolio . With a decent backlink checker tool, you can check out your links pointing to your sites and other nifty details about the type of link, domain, quality, link attributes and so on.
So you still not convinced why you need a backlink checker tool ?
Well when a site or page links to your wbesite or webpage from his/her website, its termed as backlink. It is STILL one of the very important parameter for ranking well on search engines . Although in recent days google has added more criteria for ranking. Backlinks are usually categorized in two types : Nofollow and dofollow backlinks. It is very important to monitor your backink portfolio on how many backlinks you have, number of referring domains and other vital information pertaining to your backlinks. Depending on the results you see from a backlink checker, you can according plan your strategy to build new backlinks.
Ok so here are the Top 2 backlink checker tools to help you monitor and analyze all the incoming links to your website.
#1 – SEMRUSH : This is one my all time favorite which I have been using since last 3 years. Its a great addition to my arsenal of seo tools , which I use Alston everyday. Its a complete robust seo tool which is very actively updated by a team of great professionals. It’s not a free tool, but if you are serious about your website ranking, this is a must have tool in my personal opinion. They have a very massive database and their web crawlers work on steroids to bring you the most accurate and updated data. Check Out the Sample screenshot and get a feel of how the reports and analysis looks like in SEMRUSH.
#2 – Ahref – At times even for people who are quite familiar with the terminology want the collected data to be displayed in an easy-to-understand kind of manner. This is where Ahref scores very well, its so easy to use and understand what the results of the data that is displayed for the backlink checker that even an novice can straight away fall in love with this. Ahref also has a free option to check your backlinks with a certain restriction ofcourse.
Ahref’s detailed backlink page shows very accurate metrics about the links, including but not limited ot social signals, external backlinks, the freshness of the link and a whole lot more.Looking through the report, one can get more insights about backlinks and domains, best perfoming pages, anchor text ratio and a hell lot more data.
I contunue to use both these amazing backlink checker tool on and off on a regular basis. It really helps me keep a track if my backlink portfolio. There is a lot more usage of the two tools, which i will review independently on some other article. As now if you haven’t you must try these two backlink checker tool and see what suits you best.