There are a number of free sites and SEO tools to check the backlinks or inbound links to your blog or website. I had recommended a few such link popularity checking tools in an earlier post on post blog launch activities. However, most of the link popularity check tools will show only the total backlink count along with some sample URLs which may not be sufficient to understand your backlinks and act.
Today we take a look at two free backlink checker tools for getting all your backlinks in a single page.
BackLinkWatch.com is a single-service site where you can enter your page or site URL and retrieve all backlinks to that URL. It is a time taking process – sometimes as much as five-six minutes for larger number of links – but it also provides additional information such as total number of outbound links from the particular backlink and REL flags (dofollow, nofollow) etc.
BacklinkWatch.com restricts the total number of displayed backlinks to 1000 though it gives the actual total count. The main advantage with this tool is that it gives the links irrespective of the search engine where as most other link popularity check tools rely on a particular search engine data.
Google Webmaster Tools
The Google Webmaster Tools allows you to download the entire set of backlinks to your main URL and/or sub URLs in one single excel sheet. You can do this via Links -> Pages with external links option in your Webmaster Tools account.
The downloaded excel file from the Google Webmaster tools or the displayed links from BacklinkWatch.com can be useful to analyze for details such as multiple occurrences for single entry, dead links or links from expired domains etc so that you can take necessary actions to build good quality backlinks. BacklinkWatch.com can also be used to analyze your competitior URL data as the information is publicly available.