Whether your goal is to check the effectiveness of your SEO efforts or whether you’re simply curious who is linking to your page, there are many tools that allows you to check these backlinks.

 

What is a Backlink

Before we explore which tools allow you to check for backlinks, I’d first like to clarify what I mean when I talk about “backlinks”. A backlink is basically an incoming hyperlink from another website to yours. There are two different types of backlinks:

External backlink

An external backlink is a hyperlink from the website of another domain.

e.g. www.example.com links to www.webpage.com

Internal backlink

An internal backlink is a hyperlink from one webpage to another within the same domain.

e.g. www.example.com/page-1 links to www.example.com/page-2

 

List of Backlink Checkers

SEO Review Tools 

It limits the display of the returned backlinks to 100. If you would like to see all results and export them for analysis, you will have to sign up for a paid account.

 

SEMrush

It limits the display of the returned backlinks to 20. If you would like to see all results and export them for analysis, you will have to sign up for a paid account.

 

SEO Profiler

This source allows for specific filtering of the search results, such as source URLs, destination URLs, follow/nofollow, page title, anchor text, industry, link influence score, etc. An account is required in order to access the full list of search results.

 

RankSignals

An account is required in order to access the full list of search results.

 

Monitor Backlinks 

An account is required in order to access the full list of search results.

 

Majestic

An account is required in order to access the full list of search results.

 

Small SEO Tools 

The search results were limited to 100 and could not be exported or filtered.