In this fast-paced era, it is essential to keep ahead of your competitors. There are many aspects when you want to run a successful SEO campaign. One of that aspects is being informed about backlinks that are linking to your site or your competitor’s site.
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Another strategy is a comparison between backlinks profiles with strong competitors so that you can run a stronger campaign than them.

Following are 5 backlinks checker tools that are important for everyone in the field of SEO.

1. Ahrefs Backlinks Report

This tool has both free and paid versions. With the free version, you can check up to 5000 backlinks for the verified domains and 500 backlinks for the unverified domains. You can also access three reports per month for the unverified domains.

Ahrefs also features email notification system. An email alert is sent to you whenever you or your competitors get new backlinks or lose one. It also allows you to see exactly where any new backlinks are coming from.

This tool also notifies you whenever your business or any other keyword that you monitor is mentioned. You can also find out what people are saying about you and your competitors in real time.

The paid version provides 5000 backlinks per report and a 100 reports per month at $79/month.

For $179/month, you can get up to 15,000 backlinks per report; up to 250 reports per month and the highest version at $499/month allows up to 30,000 backlinks per report; up to 500 reports per month.

2. Open Site Explorer

This tool is a product from Moz which guarantees how good it is. It is a great tool to help you analyze from where your competitor’s site is getting those links Open Site filtering the report through domain authority, and anchor text used. You can also compare multiple sites to understand the tactics of your competitors to attain high-quality backlinks.

You have to be careful about one setback of this tool. It cannot differentiate between good links and spammy ones. You will have to keep a lookout for such links which can actually harm your SEO.

3. Backlink Watch

This is a completely free tool. You can check up to 1,000 backlinks per report. You simply have to type the URL of your website to obtain a comprehensive information about quality and quantity of backlinks pointing to your website.

It will show you “anchor” text, PageRank, total outbound links on that page, and nofollow flag for each of your inbound link available.

4. MajesticSEO

MajesticSEO have their own list of websites, known as majestic million. The sites included in this list are rated according to their ranking on links and other criteria.

A major advantage of MajesticSEO is that it allows you to download the link profile of your competitor for free and you can analyze it and find out how your competitors have gained their backlinks.

There are several plans:

Free Plan

Silver Plan – £29.99/month

Gold Plan – £ 99/month

Platinum Plan – £250/month

The summary tab consists of a full list of links referring to a domain or URL. It also gives you a clear report of how many backlinks were indexed from how many domains.

5. Cognitive SEO Backlink Checker & Site Explorer

This site offers you two versions, free and a paid.

The free version provides you with a detailed analysis about the websites, which are linking to your own site. With this backlink checker, you can also analyze sites of your competitors. That makes it easy for you to find potential sources, where you can go place an additional backlink to your site.

All you have to do is type in the URL you want to check, enter the CAPTCHA code and click “Go”. The backlink checker starts the analysis, which takes 1-5 minutes. This tool checks several sources and collects useful information for the evaluation. The result is issued afterward and it also offers a detailed summary of your backlinks check, which can be saved as a PDF file.

Author Bio:  Mark Long is a researcher and blogger with experience writing on multiple topics including SEO, AdWords, PPC, and more. He is currently writing for Saba SEO , A trusted San Diego Seo Company.

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