I’ve been reviewing backlink checkers multiple times and it’s now time to list them in one round up. I’ll be listing only free ones here and also I’ll sort them by best functions, so a few feature-rich tools may end up being mentioned in a few categories. If you know of any tool I missed, please comment.
|Sort links by linking domains||LinkHounds, Domain Backlinks Checker, Seobook BackLink Analyzer|
|Analyze external anchor text:||Backlink Watch, Smart
back links, Analyze
Diagnosis, Link VooDoo, Seobook BackLink Analyzer
|Visualize your links||Link VooDoo, Link|
|Gives your link profile overview:||Linkscape|
Sort links by linking domains:
One site can link to you from many or all pages and all those links are messing up in one list preventing you from seeing the whole picture. The following tools let you sort link per domain:
LinkHounds sorts results based on the IP address, thus showing only unique IP/domain backlinks. The tool allows to exclude any domain from the results and set the query depth.
Domain Backlinks Checker sorts the results based on the first- and second-level domains. The tool offers the information in a very convenient way linking to each page from the certain domain where the backlink was found.
Seobook BackLink Analyzer allows you to sort links by URL – so you can categorize them in groups by domain name.
Link VooDoo lists only linking domains and allows more data after the click.
Analyze external anchor text:
|Analyze||Link||Link VooDoo||Seobook BackLink Analyzer|
|Anchor Text||Y E S|
|Linking page outbound links||+||–||inaccurate||+||–||+|
|Firefox Extension||–||+||–||+||–||desk top|
Visualize your backlinks
Link VooDoo graphs Google pagerank distribution.
Link Diagnosis graphs link types (missing, good, nofollow) and Google pagerank distribution.
Get overall link profile overview:
Linkscape‘s free version ranks a site based on its backlink score (total links, linking domains and other internal metrics).