Still all of these tools rely on Yahoo or Yahoo Site Explorer to retrieve the link profile data.
This time I am going to look into 2 alternative search engines allowing to explore backlinks of a site. Neither of them is any better than Yahoo, but what’s important they are different providing you with other data you might have missed.
1. Exalead provides a wide variety of sorting options enabling you to find sites you’d never come across otherwise. With link: operator you can:
- search only for blogs; commercial or non-commercial sites; forums;
- set language preferences;
- set geographic location;
- filter results by choosing the site’s related key term.
(Note: I broke the screenshot in two columns to make it more readable)
What’s more, Exalead advanced search also provides for a number of great options to enhance your link: search:
- inurl:keyword (sample search);
2. BlogPulse tracks blog mentions for any URL you indicate. While being a good addition to Technorati blog reactions search, BlogPulse allows for better tracking options and also works for non-blog sites.